With just a few days to go till its release, here’s a look back at last Friday’s Exclusive Canadian Screening of ELVIS which took place at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Visionary Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann and stars Austin Butler and Olivia De Jonge, who play Elvis and Priscilla Presley respectively graced the Red Carpet – the first time the Film screened publicly ever in Canada.
Fans queued for hours for a chance to get Selfies, autogprahs and meet the Film’s stars and Luhrmann. And one lucky fan won a Gibson SJ-200 guitar worth more than $6,000 just in time to have it signed by the stars, making for the ultimate keepsake!
A lot of detail went into the Red Carpet set-up and Warner Bros. Pictures Canada state that 150+ lightbulbs were installed, with a nod to the carnival-themed spectacle in the Film; a 13 ft-high film-branded backdrop; and a carpet that ran a whopping 100 feet throughout TIFF Bell Lightbox lobby.
A historical note: Elvis‘ first show ever in Toronto was at the iconic Maple Leaf Gardens – where Loblaws now is located at Carlton and Church – back in 1957, before shows in Ottawa and Vancouver.
In case you missed it, we caught Luhrmann, Butler and De Jonge on the Morning Show circuit during their visit here.
Our Review of ELVIS from Cannes here. The Film is sitting at 80% on the Tomatometer currently, a FRESH rating.
Warner Bros. Pictures Canada release ELVIS Friday, June 24, 2022.
(Photo/video credit: Warner Bros. Pictures Canada)