The phrase "one of Elvis' best movies" may be faint praise, but Jailhouse Rock (pictured) is no dud. It's a predictable rags-to-riches morality tale made exhilarating by 22-year-old Presley's smoldering, mumbly charisma, a clutch of classic Leiber and Stoller songs, and the now legendary dance scene performed over the movie's title track. The Plaza Theatre's ELVIS BASH, Sat., JAN. 12, marks the film's 50th anniversary and the King's 72nd birthday with a rare screening, de rigeur Elvis impersonators, trivia and look-alike contests. $12. 8 p.m. 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-873-1939. www.plazaatlanta.com.