Kathrin BaumbachIf you haven’t been able to catch Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall & John Oates in concert in a while, you can head to your local theater tonight and watch the next best thing. The duo’s concert film — Daryl Hall & John Oates: Recorded Live from Dublin — is getting a special one-night screening at 300 movie theaters across the country Thursday at 7 p.m., courtesy of Fathom Events.

The film was recorded in July of last year at Dublin, Ireland’s Olympia Theatre, and amazingly, it was the first time that Daryl and John had ever performed in that city as a duo. That means the audience was super primed and ready, which made for an incredible concert.

“The show sold out in an hour, so there was an early indication it was gonna be good,” John tells ABC News Radio. “And the fact that Irish people tend to like to drink, to me, that sounded like a great combination.”

“It was awesome,” he adds. “I knew the venue was legendary, I knew the Beatles had played there, y’know, it goes way back. All the ingredients were, like, the perfect storm for it to be recorded and filmed, so I’m glad we did it.”

Initially, the duo simply planned to shoot the concert for a live DVD, but then Fathom Events offered to put it in theaters.

“It was a bit of a surprise because we knew we had a good DVD, which we were just gonna put out the normal way, and when Fathom came to us, I guess they saw and they just went crazy over it,” Daryl tells ABC News Radio. “And they said, ‘I think this should be in a movie theater,’ and we, of course, said, ‘Sure, why not? Let’s do it!'”

“I think this is about as close to seeing us live as you can possibly experience,” Daryl says of tonight’s theater presentation. “It was one of those nights where the crowd made it easy for us to be good, and it was effortless. We just were having a good time and it was…I say this in the best possible way, it was business as usual, y’know, we were just doing what we do at our best.”

Daryl adds that the audience went crazy for the duo’s string of hits, from “Rich Girl” and “Maneater” to “She’s Gone,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Kiss on My List” and more. “I don’t even know if the film really captures…the pandemonium and the fact that I basically wouldn’t have had to sing a note,” he tells ABC News Radio. “The audience sang every song, every word…I don’t know any place that does that.”

While both Daryl and John are enthusiastic about the movie, neither is sure that they’re quite ready to sit through footage of themselves blown up so large on the big screen.

“I’m used to seeing myself on the screen, but I don’t know if I’m gonna be going to the movie theater to see it,” laughs Daryl. As for John, he jokes that after seeing his face on screen, larger than life, “I think I’ll probably wanna go see a dermatologist immediately!”

Visit Fathom Events to find out where the movie’s playing in your town. If you can’t make it to the theater tonight, the concert film will be in stores March 6.

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