Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special' will be shown at cinemas

12 July 2018, 11:11

Elvis Presley 68 Special
Picture: NBC/Sony/ABG

It was one of the most iconic concerts ever, and now you'll be able to see it on the big screen.

Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special, directed by Steve Binder, will be shown at cinemas across the country in August to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

It will be shown for one night only on August 16, with encore screenings at selected cinemas.

Screenings will feature the 90-minute concert, along with an exclusive look at the making of the special, including a walkthrough of the NBC soundstage.

Originally airing on December 3, 1968, the concert was Elvis Presley’s first live TV performance in seven years, and saw him playing with a full band in front of a small audience of diehard fans.

Elvis Presley 68 Special
Elvis Presley 68 Special. Picture: NBC/Sony/ABG

The special has been credited with pioneering the 'unplugged' performance style, with an intimate acoustic set.

To find your closest cinema and book tickets for the screening, head to www.cinevents-events.com and participating cinema websites or box offices. 

Elvis performed a mixture of classic hits such as 'Hound Dog' and 'Love Me Tender', along with then-new songs including 'A Little Less Conversation' and 'If I Can Dream'.