45-Year-Old Martin Scorsese Concert Doc Will Soon Return to Theaters



  • Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz, a concert documentary about The Band’s farewell tour, will be rereleased in theaters for its 45th anniversary.
  • This rerelease will be accompanied by other highly anticipated concert documentaries, including Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour and Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé.
  • With the success of Scorsese’s upcoming film Killers of the Flower Moon and the popularity of concert documentaries, The Last Waltz has the potential for a successful release.



Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz will soon return to theaters. Originally released in 1978, The Last Waltz is a concert documentary that covers the farewell tour of Canadian-American rock band The Band. A relatively early entry in Scorsese’s filmography, The Last Waltz is widely considered one of the definitive works within the music documentary subgenre.

Now, The Last Waltz will hit theaters again for a 45th anniversary rerelease, says Variety. This rerelease will showcase the concert documentary in 800 theaters across the country. The Last Waltz rerelease will hit these screens on November 5, and tickets are available now via Fathom Events.

How Fall Is Turning Into The Season Of Scorsese & The Concert Doc

Taylor Swift belting out a song in front of orange and red fog on the Eras Tour.

The news of The Last Waltz’s 45th anniversary rerelease comes in an already busy fall for Scorsese. On October 20, the iconic auteur will release his 3.5-hour epic historical drama Killers of the Flower Moon. Already getting rave early reviews, Killers of the Flower Moon is expected to be an award favorite for this fall. Even better, Scorsese also is a producer on Maestro, another buzz-worthy film that is coming up soon.

The Last Waltz will also be released in what seems to be the autumn of the concert documentary. Prior to the Scorsese movie’s run, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour will debut on October 13. Later on this year is also the release of Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé, which has a December 1 release date. Being sandwiched between the Taylor Swift and Beyoncé concert docs could either help or be a detriment to The Last Waltz. It might ride the wave of those interested in the subgenre, or be swallowed up by those in favor of the more contemporary music films.

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2023 has been full of film industry surprises. The fall is no exception, as it is shaping up to be a season full of unexpected, unique releases and critical hits. If all goes well for Scorsese, he could ride on the intertwining coattails of hit concert movies such as Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour and his own Killers of the Flower Moon to score a successful release for The Last Waltz.

Source: Variety