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Mon Jul 07, 2003 6:28 pm

Special Anniversary Screening of Elvis Presley's 1968 & 1973 TV Specials
AUGUST 16: 6:00 PM. (Doors open at 5:00 PM.)
The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 North Main in downtown Memphis.

A special screening of material from Elvis Presley's 1968 television special, Elvis, and his 1973 television special Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii. This is in commemoration of the 35th and 30th anniversaries of these magnificent performances and in anticipation of the related new special edition video/DVD releases coming from Elvis Presley Enterprises and BMG Home Entertainment in the fall of 2003.

Screened in their entirety will be the two sit-down jam session shows and the two stand-up solo shows from which the Elvis in black leather portions of the original 1968 TV special were derived, and the 1973 Aloha special (the broadcast concert). Information about other material to be screened and other details about the evening will be posted as plans near finalization.

The Cannon Center, a new venue which opened early this year, was built on the site of the former Ellis Auditorium, where Elvis attended gospel music shows in his youth, where his high school graduation ceremony was held, and where he performed early in his career. The Cannon Center was created with an excellence in acoustics that rivals the great performance halls of the world. It is the perfect venue for this special screening event.

Tickets are $25.00. Tickets will be available in advance from Ticketmaster - online, by phone, or in person at Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets will also available for in-person purchase at the Cannon Center box office. Tickets will go on sale in mid-July..

NOTE: As soon as we have a specific on-sale date confirmed, we will update this listing, post an item in the News area and issue an E-newsletter alert. Please do not try contacting Ticketmaster or the Cannon Center before then. This event is not yet in the ticketing computers and no ticketing staff person will have any information. Ticket proceeds above the cost of the event benefit the Elvis Presley Endowed Scholarship Fund at the University of Memphis. The Cannon Center's bar and fast-food service will be available.

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Mon Jul 07, 2003 7:21 pm

This sounds interesting. I'm just curious to know what (or if any) unreleased footage will be shown.

I might have to check this out in person. Simpy - can I sit next to you? :lol:

Mon Jul 07, 2003 8:26 pm

I will be there!