Return of “Grease” to AMC Theaters for a Good Cause and in Memory of Olivia Newton-John
The biggest theatre chain in the world, AMC Theatres, is re-releasing “Grease” to celebrate Olivia Newton-John.
The renowned 1978 motion picture musical will start playing in 135 AMC theatres throughout the nation on Friday. All tickets will cost $5, with $1 from each sale going to AMC Cares, a philanthropic organisation that supports breast cancer research.
At the age of 73, Newton-John passed away on August 8 after playing Sandy to John Travolta’s Danny Zuko in the movie “Grease.” Newton-John was identified as having breast cancer in 1992, despite the absence of a stated cause of death. She said that the disease has recurred a third time in 2017.
Adam Aron, CEO of AMC, tweeted about the promotion and highlighted how cheap the tickets were.
He added, “To remember the late Olivia Newton-John: this weekend, many of our U.S. theatres will showcase her iconic 1978 blockbuster movie Grease, again on the big screen. “A $5 admission fee that includes a $1 donation to breast cancer research through our nonprofit AMC Cares.”
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
When “Grease” debuted in the summer of 1978, it immediately became a box office success, debuting to $8.9 million and ended its run with $132.4 million. That year’s highest-grossing film, a charming and goofy musical about 1950s youth, became that with those ticket sales, which would be almost unthinkable in 2022. Many classic singles from the music of the film, including “You’re the One That I Want,” “Summer Nights,” and “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” which received an Oscar nomination, were produced.
Travolta sent his co-star a moving tribute on social media after learning of Newton-passing. John’s
He wrote, “My lovely Olivia, you improved all of our lives so tremendously.” “Your influence was tremendous. I adore you a lot. When we are all back together, we will see each other again. From the first minute I saw you, you were all mine. Your John, your Danny!