On Saturday, August 23rd, the nonprofit Plaza Playhouse Theater in Carpinteria presents a rare public showing of the Rock’n’Roll/Soul/R&B concert film The T.A.M.I. Show, with a special introduction and post-screening Q&A.
Shot over two days in late 1964, The T.A.M.I. Show (aka Teen Age Music International) features performances by Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, (Diana Ross and) The Supremes, James Brown and the Famous Flames, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Lesley Gore, Jan & Dean, Gerry and The Pacemakers, and more.
The fundraising event will help upgrade the multipurpose venue for regular widescreen film presentations by 2015.
The filmmaker behind The T.A.M.I. Show, Steve Binder, will be on hand for a discussion with the audience, while also sharing stories of Elvis Presley’s 1968 “Comeback Special” which he likewise produced and directed. Doors open at 630 and the showtime is 715pm.
The Plaza Playhouse Theater is at 4916 Carpinteria Avenue. Tickets are available online at plazatheatercarpinteria.com or at the door.
Later today, August 20th, KCSB program “Inside/Out” with host Corey Dubin (Wednesdays from 12noon-2pm) will feature a live interview with filmmaker Steve Binder during the 1-2pm hour.
KCSB-FM is also proud to announce its formal sponsorship of this benefit screening of The T.A.M.I. Show.