Grease the fantastic movie musical is back on the big screen at Pontio in Bangor this week, Tuesday (15th May) and Wednesday (16th May), to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1978 classic that rocked pop culture with songs like “Greased Lightning’ ” and “You’re the One That I Want.”
Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of “Grease,” the most successful movie musical of all time. A wholesome exchange student Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and a leather-clad Danny (John Travolta) have a summer romance in a lovingly restored version of the original movie.
It’s 1958, summer is over and the seniors of Rydell High are reluctantly returning to school, ready to fall back in with old friends and trade stories of the previous months’ conquests. Danny Zuko, leader of a local greaser gang called the T-Birds, brags to his crew about nights of passion spent on the beach with a mystery girl.
Elsewhere, sweet Sandy Olsson – the new girl in town – is taken under the wing of the no-nonsense Pink Ladies and shares fond memories of a brief romance with an unknown sweetheart.
When it turns out that Danny and Sandy’s mismatched tales are about each other, Sandy is humiliated and Danny has to win her back. To do so, he’ll have to negotiate all of the romantic rites of passage a teenager in America’s golden age could imagine: jiving school dances, awkward drive-in movies, deadly drag-races and the looming threat of graduation.
Randal Kleiser, 1978, 105m
Cast – John Travolta, Olivia Newton John, Stockard Channing
Tuesday 15 May 5.30 / Wednesday 16 May 2.00 + 8.15pm
£7.50 standard / £6.50 over 60 / £6 student / £5.50 child (under 18s)