Norton Cinema

Jailhouse Rock, 1957

Explore the powerful social images and experimental forms that have shaped cinema!

Norton Cinema explores the powerful social images and experimental forms shaping cinema today and revisits the classic styles and themes of yesterday.


All screenings are free with Museum admission.

Friday, September 6 / 8pm

Jailhouse Rock

1957 | Not Rated | Drama, Musical | 1h 36min

Jailhouse Rock, 1957
United States Release

As a part of the Outdoor Film Series What a Glorious Feeling: Summer Sing-Alongs the Norton presents a throwback films you can sing along to on select Fridays this Summer.

A young man, 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.

To Know:  
This film program takes place during Art After Dark. A weekly event that features different programming every Friday evening from 5pm – 10pm, free.  
Admission to this film is free. 
Popcorn is free, and available on a first come first served basis. 
This film takes place outdoors in the Garden. We recommend you bring your own picnic blanket.
Seating is limited, bringing a blanket is recommended.