Elvis Presley’s ‘That’s The Way it Is’ To Show Limited Screenings Nationwide for Film’s 50th Anniversary

by Keeli Parkey

Elvis Presley is returning to the big screen next month.

A special edition of the 1970 film, “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is,” will play in select theaters throughout the country from Dec. 3-6. The official Elvis Instagram account announced the screenings on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

According to the official website for the special edition, the documentary gives a look into Presley’s return to the concert arena in 1970. At the time, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll had been away from the stage for almost a decade. It also offers a behind-the-scenes look at him ahead of the concerts in Las Vegas. The website describes the film as “crossing the footlights, revealing the legendary singer as a man preparing for an emotional career comeback …”

In addition, fans will also get to see performances of some of his most beloved songs. These include “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Love Me Tender” and “Suspicious Minds.”

Fans of Elvis Presley can purchase tickets for the special screenings here.

The announcement of the special release of “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is” comes just days after the 64th anniversary of the release of Presley’s famous film, “Love Me Tender.” The film originally hit the big screen on Nov. 15, 1956. In the film, Presley plays a man named Clint Reno who stays at home with his mother while his brothers are fighting in the Civil War.

Elvis Presley Throwback Photos

Presley’s estate has been looking back on other parts of his life and career. Earlier this month, photos of Presley while he was in the U.S. Army and of him playing baseball were shared on social media.

The photo of Presley in uniform was timely shared on Veterans Day last week.

The baseball photo shows a young Elvis playing catch on a sunny day.