Tickets go on sale June 6 at malco.com for "Elvis Film Fest 5," set for Aug. 12 at Malco's Studio on the Square in Memphis.
The annual festival gives fans a chance to experience The King on the big screen in a movie theatre, as Elvis-lovers would have done when the films first were released.
This year's schedule of movies includes Elvis as boxer Danny Fisher in "King Creole" (1958), a Harold Robbins adaptation directed by Michael Curtiz ("Casablanca"); Elvis as soldier Tulsa McLean in "G.I. Blues" (1960); Elvis as surfing tour guide Chad Gates in "Blue Hawaii" (1961); Elvis as fisherman Ross Carpenter in "Girls! Girls! Girls!" (1962), which co-stars former Memphian Stella Stevens; and Elvis as helicopter pilot Rick Richards in "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" (1966), which co-stars current Memphian Suzanna Leigh.
The movies screen -- sometimes in competition against one another -- from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
Admission is $5 per film, with all ticket proceeds going to support the Todd Morgan Sound Fuzion Performance Enrichment Fund at the University of Memphis.
Sound Fuzion is a touring ensemble of vocalists and instrumentalists that performs as part of the concert season of the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music.
John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal
Posted: 27th. May 2008