To mark the 39th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, Graceland has announced plans to open a state-of-the-art entertainment complex sometime this spring. The complex will be called Elvis: Past, Present & Future.
The new facility will feature museums that focus on Elvis’ music career and his cars, a permanent exhibit about legendary Sun Records founder Sam Phillips and his lasting legacy, plus a soundstage for performances, themed restaurants, and retail shops for fans to buy all that is ‘Elvis’ and more.
The new complex will be a huge 200,000-square-feet. It will be five times bigger than Graceland’s current visitor center and will cost $45 million to build.
Graceland Holdings executive Joel Weinshanker said: “Elvis: Past Present & Future will enable our visitors to live a day in the life of Elvis Presley.” Adding: “Whether you’ve been to Graceland multiple times or have yet to make the trip, we know that you will be entertained, educated and inspired like never before, here at the world’s greatest music landmark.”
One of the big attractions for the new complex will be Elvis: The Entertainer, a large 20,000-square-foot museum that is dedicated to the various aspects of The King’s life and career. On display will be hundreds of pieces of Elvis memorabilia that range from Elvis’ childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi, his breakthrough as a pop icon, his time in the U.S. Army, his movie career, and his Las Vegas performances.
You can find complete details about Elvis: Past, Present & Future, at Graceland.com.