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Grease – A drive in movie on Friday the 22nd April at 7pm in the sunset theatre, Acton

1971, academy award nominated musical screening in Acton. Starring Oliva Newton John and John Travolta. Critically acclaimed.

Danny and Sandy singing a duet at the end of the film.
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About the Film

Grease is a musical romantic comedy that is based on a 1971 musical of the same name by Jim Jacbos and Warren Casey. The film was written by Bronte Woodard, adapted by Allan Carr and directed by Randal Kleiser. Released on June 16, 1978, Grease was successful both critically and commercially, becoming the highest–grossing musical ever at the time.

Hopelessly Devoted 44 years on?

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Nominations

The soundtrack album was the second–best–selling album of the year in the United States. The single “hopelessly devoted to you” earned an oscar nomination at the 51st Academy Awards. In 2020, the film was regarded as “culturally, historically and aesthetically significant” by the United States National Film Registry.

Image of Danny and Sandy dancing and singing a duet at the end of the film. Danny is in a black jumpsit and sandy is in black trousers and a black tshirt. Image of Kenickie, Sandy, Danny and Rizzo smiling and walking towards camera at a carnival.

Cast

 Actor John Travolta as Danny in Grease

John Travolta

Danny Zuko

Actress Olivia Newton John as Sandy in Grease

Olivia Newton John

Sandy Olssonand

TBirds

Actor Jeff Conaway as Kenickie in Grease

Jeff Conaway

Kenickie

Actor Barry Pearl as Doody in Grease

Barry Pearl

Doody

Actor Michael Tucci as Sonny la Tierri in Grease

Michael Tucci

Sonny la Tierri

Actor Kelly Ward as Putzie in Grease

Kelly Ward

Putzie

Pink Ladies

Actress Stockard Channing as Betty Rizzo in Grease

Stockard Channing

Betty Rizzo

Actress Didi Conn as Frenchy in Grease

Didi Conn

Frenchy

Actress Jamie Donnelly as Jan in Grease

Jamie Donnelly

Jan

Actress Dinah Manoff as Marty Maraschino in Grease

Dinah Manoff

Marty Maraschino

Charming, Sweet, and Wonderful!

1978's Grease, in many eyes, is a classic film. It is adored by all ages, and it seemingly passes down from generation to generation with love. This is one of the first movies I remember that have a sense of nostalgia. This movie plays well with the baby boomers because it hearkens back to the 1950's, when love was swamped in innocence. This movie got the feel of the 1950's correct. The actual songs are 1970's rock' n' roll style, and they are wonderful songs. The tone of the movie is upbeat, fun, and innocent. It may be somewhat predictable, but the movie itself was made well.

One of the best and most enjoyable musicals!

Good old fashioned knuckle–headed comedy and toe–tapping tunes that will have you dancing and singing along to “Greased Lightning,” the dance contest's hyper–paced “Hand Jive” sequence and the closer “We Go Together.” A film I've seen probably a hundred times and never tire of.

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