The Lennon Report, a docu-drama chronicling the day Lennon died in New York, will premiere at The Crest theatre hours after the late Brit is saluted as part of a tribute and memorial outside the Capitol Records Building.

The Lennon Report story is told by the reporter who happened to be in the hospital emergency room when Lennon arrived with fatal gunshot wounds after an encounter with his killer Mark David Chapman outside his Dakota Building apartment.

Director Jeremy Profe and Karen Tsen Lee, who plays Yoko Ono, are expected to attend the screening.

In addition, Ivor Davis, the author of The Beatles and Me On Tour will be the guest of honour at the Lennon memorial, where candles will be lit and and flowers placed around Lennon's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Lennon will be remembered by fans around the world with gatherings planned in New York's Central Park, London and the rocker's native Liverpool, England.

Meanwhile, the Imagine Peace Tower, which is lit annually on the island of Vioey in Reykjavík, Iceland, to honour Lennon from his birthday (09Oct) to his death, will be shut down on Thursday.

His widow Ono lit up the sky above the island by turning on the Imagine Peace Tower light on 9 October (16), marking what would have been her late husband's 76th birthday.

She wrote: "I hope the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will give light to the strong wishes of World Peace from all corners of the planet. And give encouragement, inspiration and a sense of solidarity in a world now filled with fear and confusion. Let us come together to realise a peaceful world."

Thursday's (08Dec16) tributes and memorials come four days after British singer/songwriter Donovan headlined the 36th Annual John Lennon Tribute in New York City.

The 70-year-old accompanied the Beatles on their journey to India in 1968 and visited the ashram of guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, where the group composed some of the songs Donovan performed after he was presented with the John Lennon Real Love Award.