AMC Theaters is honoring Olivia Newton-John in the sweetest way by bringing back “Grease” to the big screen. The world’s largest cinema chain will start showing the 1970 iconic musical starting on Friday. It will play in 135 AMC locations around the United States. Luckily for us, all tickets will cost $5, $1 from each sale will be donated to AMC’s charitable funds AMC Cares with those proceeds going to breast cancer research.
Newton-John, who portrayed Sandy to John Travolta’s Danny Zuko passed away on August 8th at the age of 73. The cause of death has yet to be revealed, but Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 1992. In 2017 she announced the cancer had returned for the third time.
“Hopelessly Devoted to You”
The announcement that “Grease” would return to theaters was given by AMC CEO Adam Aron via Twitter. He tweeted, “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.” “An inexpensive $5 admission price, and through our charity AMC Cares we will donate $1 per ticket sold to breast cancer research.”
The nostalgic fan-favorite movie was released in the summer of 1978 becoming an instant box office hit. It earned $8.9 million during the opening weekend, ending its run with $132.4 million. Due to ticket sales, it became the highest-grossing movie of the year with Its soundtrack gaining several hits including “Summer Nights,” “You’re The One That I Want,” and “Hopelessly Devoted To You.”
CEO Adam Aron
Travolta Pays Tribute
After the death of the musician, John Travolta posted a touching tribute to honor his late co-star. “My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better,” he wrote. “Your impact was incredible,” he stated. “I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!”