Jailhouse Rock

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Weekday Matinee Series - Classic Movies and Musicals

Jailhouse Rock

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 12 November 2015

Jailhouse Rock was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, as it was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”, in 2004. The film is famous for the dance sequence (also choreographed by Presley) in which Presley sings the title track while on stage, cavorting with other “inmates” through a set which resembles a block of jail cells. The sequence is widely acknowledged as the most memorable musical scene in Presley’s 30 narrative movies, and is credited by music historians as the prototype for the modern music video.

Vince Everett is serving a one-year jail sentence for manslaughter. While in the big house, his cellmate, a former country singer, introduces him to the record business. Everett takes to it so well that he decides to become a singer when he gets out. However, he is quickly disillusioned by the record business. But with the help of a new friend, he decides to form his own label, and soon becomes an overnight sensation. But when he becomes a superstar, will his desire for fame and money cause him to forget the people who got him there?

Tickets include tea and biscuits (Served from 10am – 10:30am)

Year: 1957
 PG – Mild themes and violence

Dates & Times:
Thursday 12 November 10am
Tea and biscuits – 10am
Screening – 10:30am


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Richard Thorpe

Guy Trosper (Screenplay)
Nedrick Young (Story)

Elvis Presley
Judy Tyler
Mickey Shaughnessy
Vaughn Taylor
Jennifer Holden
Dean Jones
Anne Neyland

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Approximately 1 hour 36 minutes (No interval), plus tea and biscuits

Ticket Prices

Sidekicks Adult $12
Sidekicks Concession $9
Adult $15
Concession $12
F/T Student $12
Child Under 16 $10

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00

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