‘Woodstock: The Director’s Cut’ to screen at 11 San Diego-area theaters

Jefferson Airplane performs at the 1969 Woodstock festival in upstate New York.
(Photo by Sony via Bloomberg)

You can watch the Oscar-winning film and performances by Jimi Hendrix and other rock legends, mud-free. Bladder-control could be an issue at the nearly four-hour-long movie.


Next weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the legendary rock festival in upstate New York that drew at least 400,000 people and created the template for Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, KAABOO, Rock in Rio and many other festivals.

The 1970 “Woodstock” film documentary won an Oscar and had an international impact. So did the accompanying live triple-album soundtrack.

You can experience some of the highlights of the three-day festival — including performances by Jim Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who and Sly & The Family Stone — Thursday when the expanded director’s cut of the film screens at 10 San Diego area theaters and one in Temecula.

Bladder control may be an issue; the movie clocks in at three hours and 44 minutes.

“Woodstock: The Director’s Cut”: 7 p.m. Thursday at AMC Mission Valley 20, AMC Fashion Valley 18, AMC La Jolla 12, AMC Palm Promenade 24, Regal Carlsbad 12, Regal Escondido Stadium 16, Regal Mira Mesa Stadium 18, Regal Parkway Plaza 18, Regal Rancho San Diego Stadium 15, Regal San Marcos Stadium 18 and Regal Temecula Stadium 15. $12.50.