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July 17, 2018
7:00 PM
Normal Theater
209 W North St

Normal, IL 61761
$7 for General Admission, $5 for Students
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Jailhouse Rock

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A Tuesday Night Classic. Vince Everett (Elvis Presley), is convicted of manslaughter after being drawn into a bar fight while trying to defend a woman. In prison, Everett finds salvation when his cellmate, a country singer named Hunk Houghton (Mickey Shaughnessy), hears him sing and pegs him as a future star. Once released, Everett gets a job in a night club and meets Peggy Van Alden (Judy Tyler), a young woman who works for a record company and who, like Houghton, also sees talent in Everett. Success goes to Vince's head before he is reminded that friendship and love are more important than money. One of the best pre-Army Elvis films, the mixture of story and songs perfectly showcases why Elvis Presley won the hearts of young people and earned the ire of adults across the country. NR / 96 min.