Popular musical Grease returned to theatres to honour its star Olivia Newton-John who died due to breast cancer this year.
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The Chief Executive Officer of AMC Theatres Adam Aron said Grease will screen in 135 of their movie houses. The admission fee costs $5.
He added that they would donate $1 from every ticket to fund breast cancer research.
“To honor the late Olivia Newton-John, many of our U.S. theaters this weekend will show her classic 1978 hit movie Grease, again on the big screen,” Adam Aron tweeted. “An inexpensive $5 admission price, and through our charity AMC Cares, we will donate $1 per sold ticket to breast cancer research.”
To honor the late Olivia Newton-John: many of our U.S. theatres this weekend will show her classic 1978 hit movie Grease, again on the big screen. An inexpensive $5 admission price, and through our charity AMC Cares we will donate $1 per sold ticket to breast cancer research. pic.twitter.com/MQc28RwOPA
— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) August 17, 2022
She played the role of the-girl-next-door Sandy, who trades her ankle-length skirt and prim and proper hair for skin-tight black pants and a perm.
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The high school sweetheart-turned-bad girl resonated with audiences worldwide, and continues to capture hearts decades after the movie was released.
The musical remained the highest-grossing musical for three decades, with Olivia Newton-John and the film’s co-star John Travolta maintaining a close relationship long after the film was made.