Recently we did a review of the theatrical screening of the 1968 Comeback Special, this time another classic, "Viva Las Vegas" featuring Elvis and the ever charming Ann Margret, was brought to the big screen. The review is written by "H" and originally posted on the Alt Elvis King newsgroup.
Saw the special screening of "Viva Las Vegas" last week and it was really cool. It was a outdoor screening on the Lakefront. There was a good turnout of all ages and everyone enjoyed themselves.
There was a trivia contest before they showed it as well. When Elvis first appeared there were whistles and shouts from the women.
The movie got a lot of laughs. Some intentional and some not. The bad dialogue and some of Ann's overacting and dance moves got most of the laughs. As well as Elvis and Ann waving at each other while waterskiing.
The best reactions came from the musical numbers. After the "C,mon Everybody" and "What Did I Say" numbers the crowd applauded and there was big applause after the movie ended. It was a lot of fun.
Thankfully there weren't any fans with their hair done like Elvis or Assclowns there to make fools of themselves. Just normal people.
I wish more of Elvis' movies would get shown on the big screen like this. They always get a good crowd when they do.