Graceland Randers is a new event house inspired by Elvis Presley’s home Graceland in Memphis. The house is the ultimate tribute to the King of Rock-n-Roll.
Friday, 15 April 2011, Graceland in Europe has officially opened. It is located in Randers, Denmark, the faithful reproduction of the most famous and visited the house of rock, that of Elvis Presley. Identical but twice the size of the original hosts, plus of course a museum, a restaurant, a large shop and a cinema which broadcasts Elvis movies all the time. Are 6000 objects on display, including guitars, letters, clothing and memorabilia, which varies according to the owners will attract some 50 thousand fans per year. The tourist office in Randers argues instead that will more than double those that really will go on pilgrimage to the already renamed Graceland Randers. The name is actually not random at all: the founder, Henrik Knudsen, owner for 16 years the only permanent museum dedicated to Elvis outside the United States (with a flow of 25 thousand visits per year), told the BBC to have had the honor of meeting with Priscilla Presley in 2008 and after having talked about the project that he did autograph a photograph on which Priscilla had written “To Graceland Randers, Priscilla Presley,” Mr. Knudsen convincing way to pursue his goal. Now his dream is reality, which even Elvis would have been thrilled. Although, according to the same Priscilla, Elvis himself, out of shyness and modesty, you would be asked “if anyone would ever be interested in it the following year.” Nevertheless, even after a year of work, and nearly three million pounds, the work is done. Now we have to wait for the crowd of fans, or more pilgrims. Ribbon cutting and official opening entrusted to the rocker and fan Suzi Quatro. Invitation restricted to 150 lucky but it was about 2000 people in the single day on Friday. Graceland Randers is accessible by an entrance fee of 95 crowns (approximately equal to 11 pounds). Additional information is available on the official website www.elvisunlimited.com
Graceland Randers is the house of opportunities! The house essentially helps protect and safeguard the legacy of Elvis’ life, his music and memory. Graceland Randers is Elvis Nostalgia, Elvis Museum and Elvis Shop. But Graceland Randers is so much more than that. Graceland Randers is also an American Diner, a Ballroom, a Mini Movie Theatre, Concert venue, Wedding Facility, Souvenir Shop.
It is an Event House where everything happens and anything can be arranged! Below is the video of the inaugural ribbon cutting.
On April 14th 2012 the new bronze statue of Elvis was unveiled at the Elvis Unlimited, Elvis Museum at Graceland Randers in Denmark.
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