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It’s electrifyin’! Cineplex celebrates 40th anniversary of ‘Grease’ as part of Classic Film Series

Scene from “Grease” 1978
Scene from “Grease” 1978 - From Youtube

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Gas up your Ford De Luxe convertible and cruise over to a Cineplex theatre near you, because the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies are back in theatres. For its 40th anniversary, the iconic musical “Grease” will rock screens across Canada on April 15 and 18, as part of Cineplex Events’ Classic Film Series.

Released in 1978 to immediate fanfare, “Grease” is a box office success that has grossed $395 million worldwide, making it one of the most successful musicals ever made. Premiering just one year after “Saturday Night Fever,” “Grease” cemented John Travolta as a Hollywood star and catapulted pop star Olivia Newton John to even greater fame. The film’s soundtrack was also an instant hit, featuring two number 1 singles, “You’re the One That I Want” and “Grease.”

Cineplex Cinemas in Charlottetown will be showing the classic film series, but not the Summerside theatre.

For $6.99 per screening, the Classic Film Series gives moviegoers the opportunity to revisit time-honoured favourites. Also included in the winter/spring 2018 lineup are celebrated Hollywood staples “Doctor Dolittle” and “To Kill a Mockingbird,” based on the acclaimed novel by Harper Lee, featuring iconic performances by the likes of Rex Harrison and Gregory Peck.

For participating locations, show times and tickets, visit Cineplex.com/Events/ClassicFilmSeries.

Classic Film Series movies

Upcoming films in the Cineplex Events’ Classic Film Series include:

“To Kill a Mockingbird”

March 11 and 14

Scout Finch (Mary Badham) and her older brother, Jem (Phillip Alford), live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill (John Megna) and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbour, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall). When Atticus (Gregory Peck), their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson (Brock Peters) against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.

“Grease”

April 15 and 18, 2018

The year is 1958 and Sandy and Danny are starting their final year at Rydell High School after a summer fling at the beach. After realizing they attend the same school, they try to rekindle their romance but Danny’s school persona is very different than the boy Sandy met at the beach. Will Sandy and Danny change who they are to be together? Audiences are along for the ride as the teens race cars, attend school dances and sing all their favourite songs.

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