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Elvis and Ann-Margret dance with images from the film reprinted on the right.
"Viva Las Vegas" (1964)

This Coming Thursday and Friday at the Packard Campus Theater (March 14 and 15, 2024)

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It’s MUSIC in March!  Up on the big screen.  And this week, we rock!  Elvis and some Irish people make us wanna sing!

Black and white pic of "the band" all in formal wear and in front of a bombed out building
“The Commitments” (1991)

THURSDAY, MARCH 14 @ 7:30 p.m.

The Commitments (20th Century-Fox, 1991)

If you’re searching for a funny, uplifting film with a fantastic soundtrack, look no further!  Set in the poorest parts of North Dublin, director Alan Parker (Mississippi Burning, Evita, Angela’s Ashes) presents the unlikely story of a group of Irish youths with nothing left to lose who hang all their hopes of success on forming a band.  And their sound?  It’ll be soul music!  Throughout their journey, you’ll find yourself rooting for The Commitments (aka “The Hardest Working Band in Show Business”) and probably joining in as they belt out classic 60’s and 70’s soul! Color, 118 minutes.

Elvis and Ann-Margret dance with images from the film reprinted on the right.
“Viva Las Vegas” (1964)

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 15  @ 7:30 p.m.  ***DOUBLE FEATURE***

Viva Las Vegas (UA, 1964)

Elvis is “IN” the building when he is not out flying planes, water skiing, car racing and romancing show-stopper and fellow hip-shaker: Ann-Margret in a film that is widely considered his most enjoyable.  Director George Sidney (Anchors Aweigh, Kiss Me Kate, Show Boat) was fresh off his hit Bye, Bye Birdie when Elvis grabbed him and his leading lady to star in this film.  If you remotely like Elvis, you will LOVE this and will be singing the soundtrack hours after! Color, 85 minutes.

Spinout (MGM, 1966)

Why settle for one Elvis as a race car driver movie when you could have two? The King goes back to the track for the second time (the third was Speedway) in this Norman Taurog-directed film.  In this one, Elvis, between racing and singing, tries to fend off the matrimonial intent of not one but three girls, one of whom Shelley Fabares (who had a hit single herself once with “Johnny Angel”). Color, 93 minutes.

 

For more information on LC screenings, see this link.

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