Elvis Presley's iconic '68 Comeback Special' will be shown at cinemas for one night only

7 August 2018, 10:00 | Updated: 10 August 2018, 09:36

By Tom Eames

It remains one of the most legendary concerts of all time, and now you can 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.

The only catch: it will be shown for one night only on August 16, with encore screenings at selected cinemas.

Elvis Presley 68 Special
Picture: NBC/Sony/ABG


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
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 fathomrocks.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'.