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|AXS TO AIR ELVIS PROGRAMMING TO MARK 40TH ANNIVERSARY
August 04, 2017 - WJB Radio / Elvis Express Radio
|Courtesy of AXS TVNext month marks the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, and in honor of the late King of Rock 'n' Roll, AXS TV has lined up a month-long celebration
featuring various Elvis-themed movies and programs airing each Tuesday in August at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT.
The "All Hail the King" programming block, kicks off next Tuesday, August 1 with a screening of the 1970 documentary Elvis: That's the Way It Is, which looks at Presley's return to
the concert stage after years focusing on his film career.
The Elvis showcase continues on August 8 with This Is Elvis, a 1981 movie that focuses on Presley's life and career and features archival footage mixed with historical
reenactments. On August 15, AXS TV will air its original 2016 theatrical flick Elvis Lives!, a fantasy adventure that explores the premise that Presley didn't die in 1977, and wound
helping the FBI bring a villainous criminal organization to justice.
On August 16, the actual 40th anniversary of Elvis' death, AXS TV will show a Presley-themed episode of the Classic Albums series at 9 p.m. ET, followed by an encore screening of
Elvis Lives! at 10 p.m.
The August 22 installment of the "All Hail the King" block is Elvis on Tour, a concert film featuring performances from Presley's 15-date 1972 trek. Bringing the celebration to a close
on August 29 is a screening of the 1967 musical-comedy film Clambake, which stars Elvis as an heir to an oil fortune who poses as a water-skiing instructor to see if woman will fall
for him without knowing how wealthy he is.
Here's the full schedule of AXS TV's "All Hail the King" block:
8/1 -- Elvis: That's the Way It Is (10 p.m. ET)
8/8 -- This Is Elvis (10 p.m. ET)
8/15 -- Elvis Lives! (10 p.m. ET)
8/16 -- Classic Albums: Elvis Presley (9 p.m. ET)
8/16 -- Elvis Lives! (10 p.m. ET)
8/22 -- Elvis on Tour (10 p.m. ET)
8/29 -- Clambake (10 p.m. ET)
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