“Grease” Returns To Theaters As Tribute To Olivia Newton-John
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Olivia Newton-John passed away on August 8 following a battle with cancer. She was 73 years old. The singer and actress battled cancer three times over the course of her life.
Newton-John was beloved for playing Sandy in the 1978 film Grease. One song, “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” was not in the original stage adaption of the musical. The song was added to the movie as a solo for Newton-John to sing. It ended up being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
As a tribute to Newton-John, theaters across the U.S. are playing Grease this weekend. Adam Aron, the CEO of AMC Theaters, shared the news of the screenings:
“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,” Aron said. “An inexpensive $5 admission price, and through our charity AMC Cares we will donate $1 per sold ticket to breast cancer research.”
According to Deadline, Grease will be playing in 175 theaters across the U.S. Screenings started on Thursday (August 18) and will continue for a limited time.
Seeing Grease in theaters again seems like a perfect way to honor Newton-John’s life and legacy. Watch one of her most memorable scenes from the movie below.
May Newton-John rest in peace. She’s so dearly missed…