ELVIS fans were all shook up with excitement as they enjoyed an afternoon of film fun in Dorchester.

Elvis may not have been in the building, but he was on the big screen as Age UK Dorchester's Evergreens Cinema showed the hit 1960 movie GI Blues starring the king of rock and roll.

The event was part of the charity's commemorations to mark the 40th anniversary year of the singer's death.

Memories of teenage days came flooding back when Elvis appeared on the screen singing Wooden Heart and everyone rocked along to the GI Blues. Among those attending was Elvis super fan Pat McCormack, from Weymouth, who came dressed in her Elvis top and jacket.

One of the regulars at of the Evergreens Cinema confessed that it was the first time she had seen Elvis on the screen and was very impressed with his singing, and is now looking forward to another of his films in the near future.

There won’t be that long to want for another Elvis event at the Evergreen Cinema as Age UK Dorchester hope to stage a special presentation with lots of surprises on Wednesday, September 13, which organisers say will be something not to be missed.

The Evergreens Cinema screening are held on the second Wednesday of the month at Age UK Dorchester's centre in Prince of Wales Road and the charity welcomes everyone to come along and enjoy an afternoon of classic cinema entertainment, with good company and a cup of tea for just £1. 50.

The Evergreens Social Group also meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month for talks from guest speakers and other entertainment.

For more information about events at Age UK Dorchester visit ageuk.org.uk/dorchester or contact Lucy or Carol on 01305 269444.