This screening of Jailhouse Rock celebrates two anniversaries this year – sixty years since the film’s release and forty years since The King’s untimely demise. Elvis plays a young man named Vince Everett who is sentenced to prison for manslaughter. While in prison, Vince is mentored by his cellmate Hunk, who helps develop Everett’s musical ability. After being released from jail, Vince meets a music promoter (played by Judy Tyler) who helps launch his musical career. Along the way, as Vince’s stardom rises, the pressure of fame begins to test his personal relationships. Iconic, brash, exciting and regarded as one of Elvis’ best films; today, many film and music historians cite the ‘Jailhouse Rock’ sequence in the film as the birth of the modern music video.
Presented as part of the Bealtaine Festival.
This event is free to anyone over 65, please bring ID and book directly with box office.
Special access and wheelchair users please inform the box office at time of booking that you may need accessibility seating. T:0504 90204.View similar events >