Elvis’ ’68 ‘Comeback Special’ on the big screen

The iconic televised Elvis Presley concert, which originally aired on Dec. 3, 1968 and has since become known as the “’68 Comeback Special,” will return to the big screen at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at Bainbridge Cinemas.

According to Deadline: “Back in late 1968 … Presley had been out of the spotlight for a while — unusual for the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. That all changed with the TV show that became known as The ’68 Comeback Special, in which he was dressed head to toe in black leather, thrilled an intimate [audience] and viewers nationwide and reclaimed his throne in a single night.

“The comeback special — then titled simply ‘Elvis’ — was Presley’s first live TV performance in seven years and captured him playing with a full band in front of an intimate audience. The invigorated King sang his heart out, and he and the band pioneered the ‘Unplugged’ thing with an acoustic set, surrounded by up-close fans. The soundtrack album went Top 10, and months later Presley was back near the top of the singles charts with ‘In the Ghetto’ and later in 1969 had his first No. 1 in seven years with ‘Suspicious Minds.’”

Tickets, $12.50 each, are on sale. Visit www.farawayentertainment.com to learn more.

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