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Viva Las Vegas in Kin Coulee Park

*Update* This event has been canceled due to weather conditions.

The Monarch Theatre is premiering the sixth film of their summer series ‘Films Al Fresco’ on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 9:00PM at the Kin Coulee Park Band Shell.

Monarch - Viva Las Vegas

Monarch - Viva Las Vegas

The movie this evening will be the 1964 Elvis extravaganza Viva Las Vegas starring Elvis Presley and Ann Margaret.

“It’s all color and glamour and sexy fun.” – Sean Axmaker,

In this high-voltage musical, the King plays Lucky Jackson, an aspiring auto racer with a dream of winning the Grand Prix. While desperately trying to raise the money for a new engine he meets sexy, spunky Rusty Martin (Ann Margaret), a swimming instructor who falls for him against her will. The King croons, shakes, and shimmies while Ann-Margret shows her mastery of 60’s dance moves in the glitzy, electric production numbers. It’s a jewel of a film that ranks among Elvis’s best. The movie is rated PG for mild thematic elements.

People are reminded to bring a blanket or lawn chairs, as there is no fixed seating available in the park. Come early to get the best spot and to enjoy some pre-show Elvis entertainment.

As with all of the films in the “Films Al Fresco” series, this event is being held as a fundraiser for the Monarch Theatre Revitalization Project, and admission is by donation. The suggested donation is $5.00. Concessions (pop, Monarch popcorn, chips, candy, chocolate bars) will be available for sale on site, and all proceeds will benefit the Monarch Theatre.

The ‘Films Al Fresco’ series is sponsored by CHAT 94.5 FM and MY96 FM. Viva Las Vegas is additionally sponsored by Hebert Wellness and the Zucchini Blossom Cafe.

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