Rydell High’s most famous graduating class is going back to school (you could call it the 40th anniversary reunion). The highest-grossing musical of all time, Grease (1978), returns to the big screen as a sing-a-long at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 9 at Avon Theatre in Stamford.
But there’s a lot more than that: You can dress up in 1950s clothing for the costume contest with prizes, and you can go to a 6:30 p.m. reception sponsored by Lucky’s Classic Burger & Malt Shop (who else?).
Join Danny and Sandy with your own crew of T-Birds and Pink Ladies for a carnival ride back to those amazing summer nights!
Starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn, Frankie Avalon and Sid Caesar, and directed by Randal Kleiser, the 110-minute sh0w is rated PG-13.
Tickets are $13 for non-members, $8 for members and $10 for students and seniors.
The Sing-Along trailer:
And here’s the original 1978 trailer:
It’s the 40th Anniversary of ‘Grease’: Where’s the Cast Now? (Time magazine, June 15)