Riding with the King plays tonight at Push Push

Documentary film turns twenty and is honored tonight

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Riding With The King - 20th Anniversary Celebration-

Sat., July 25, 2009-

Screenings at 8 p.m.-

PushPush Theater-

121 New Street-

Decatur, GA 30030-


Cost: $5 adults, $2 kids between 3-11, Free for under 3y/o.-

According to CL writer and King Ride participant James Kelly,-

In August 1988, a troupe of intrepid Elvis fans left Atlanta and traveled across Dixie to Memphis TN. Their goal was to document on film the international phenomenon of the pilgrimage, a longstanding tradition among various cultures wherein the individual is expected to visit a special place at least once in their life. In this case the &-;special place" is Graceland, home of the late King of Rock n' Roll, Elvis Presley. Leaving Inman Park's lamented Austin Avenue Buffet armed with cameras and led by Atlanta country singer Slim Chance driving a massive Cadillac convertible, the group first explored Elvis' birthplace and the hardware store where he got his first guitar in Tupelo. In Memphis the crew visited Elvis' karate' instructor Kang Rhee, got fashion tips fit for a King in Lansky's Clothing Store, attended an Elvis impersonator's contest, discussed the furniture in Graceland with Elvis' personal interior decorator, and many other unique adventures.-