Olivia Newton-John sadly died earlier this month at the age of 73, but AMC Theatre will be paying tribute to the star by playing Grease in 135 locations around the U.S.
The classic 1978 musical will start playing on Friday. All tickets will cost just $5 and AMC Theatres CEO Adam Aron added that $1 per sold ticket will be donated 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,” Aron said. “An inexpensive $5 admission price, and through our charity AMC Cares we will donate $1 per sold ticket to breast cancer research.“
Olivia Newton-John starred in Grease as Sandy Olsson, a good girl who fell in love with greaser Danny Zuko (John Travolta) over the summer. After learning that they would be attending the same high-school, they try to rekindle with romance. Upon learning of Newton-John’s death, John Travolta posted a tribute on social media to honour his co-star. “My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better,” Travolta wrote. “Your impact was incredible. 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!“
Grease remains one of the most beloved movie musicals of all-time and is packed full of classic songs, including Hopelessly Devoted to You, which earned an Oscar nomination at the 51st Academy Awards. Getting to watch Grease on the big screen (and support a worthy cause at the same time) sounds like a wonderful way to honour Olivia Newton-John.