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Some call it cheesy, some call it rad. Sort of like how aloha means opposite things, perhaps so does "Blue Hawaii", the 1961 Elvis classic.

"Lady in the Water" apparently is no good, "Superman" was lame, maybe something light and vaguely familiar? But what really matters is that it's playing on a big screen in an airconditioned classic theatre in Hollywood, the Egyptian at 4pm.

This is the film that Elvis sang "Can't Help Falling in Love" in. The American Cinematheque sez:

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...this is classic Elvis 2.0. Post-army and pre-rhinestone. This Elvis is as luscious as the Hawaiian landscape, as lovable as a tiki god and just as skillfully shot. The movie and the soundtrack were among the most successful of his career. Remember Elvis THIS way…

When the movie lets out you're just a short walk away from the Hollywood Bowl where the Flaming Lips will be playing. LAist recommends this two-fer.