‘Grease’ back in movie theaters this weekend, to raise funds in honor of Olivia Newton-John
“Grease” is the word, all over again — but this time for a good cause.
The 1978 classic film starring Olivia Newton-John has returned to AMC Theaters for a limited-time in honor of the late singer and actress.
Starting Friday, the international cinema chain is bringing “Grease” back to the screen again — for just $5, which was the price of movie theater tickets back then.
AMC CEO Adam Aron announced on Twitter Thursday that $1 dollar from each ticket sale will be donated to breast-cancer research through the company’s charity AMC Cares to “honor” Newton-John. The world’s largest movie exhibitor boasts more than 950 theaters across the globe.
The Australian singer and actress skyrocketed to international fame with the success of the Randal Kleiser-directed live-action musical, also starring John Travolta, Stockard Channing and Brooklyn native Didi Conn.
One of the highest-grossing films in its genre, “Grease” earned over $396 million throughout the decades.
Newton-John died Aug. 8 at age 73 after a 30-year battle against breast cancer.
The stoic entertainer established the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund to research plant medicinal options for cancer. Her family asked for donations to the fund in lieu of flowers for her funeral.