Franklin, IN – Franklin Movie Theatre Honoring Elvis with Showing of Jailhouse Rock

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on January 5, 2017 at 5:30 pm

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From WIBC.com: The Historic Artcraft Theatre in downtown Franklin is showing the classic movie Jailhouse Rock this weekend in honor of Elvis Presley’s birthday.

Elvis would have been 82 on Sunday, Jan. 8.

“The fact that he talent as a musician, but he [also] could act. He had acting chops. And so that’s why he did as many movies as he did because he was a natural at it,” says Rob Shilts, the Executive Director of Franklin Heritage, Inc. and the Historic Artcraft Theatre.

Jailhouse Rock was Elvis’s third film and one of his most notable. The movie was released in Nov. 1957 and features Judy Tyler as Elvis’s love interest. Tyler was killed in a car accident just weeks after filming was completed. Her death had upset Elvis to the point where he did not attend the premiere and may have never watched the film in its entirety during his lifetime. The movie was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 2004.

The movie is showing at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6 and Saturday, Jan. 7 Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 55 and older, as well as college students and military personnel with ID. Tickets for children under 12 are $3.

For more information, as well as a full schedule of upcoming films visit historicartcraftheatre.org.

Story link: http://www.wibc.com/news/local-news/franklin-movie-theatre-honoring-elvis-showing-jailhouse-rock

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