Tuesday, March 28, 2023

‘Grease’ returns to theatres to honour late star Olivia Newton-John


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.”

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.

Related – Olivia Newton-John’s Grease outfit sells for $405,700

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.


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