66 Drive-In Theatre shows Grease this weekend as we all remember Olivia Newton-John

“Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” statement from her husband on Monday
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66 Drive-In Theatre marquee. Courtesy 66 Drive-In. Insets Grease, Paramount Pictures 1978; Dutch News Archive, date unknown; MGN images, date unknown; all via CNN.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — News Monday spread that the beloved actress and musician Olivia Newton John had died.

CNN reported the Australian singer whose breathy voice and wholesome beauty made her one of the biggest pop stars of the ’70s and charmed generations of viewers in the blockbuster movie “Grease,” died on Monday, according to a statement from her husband. She was 73.

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“Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time,” her husband, John Easterling, wrote in a statement on the singer’s verified Instagram account. “Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer.”

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66 Drive-In Theatre, 17231 Old 66 Blvd, in Carthage this weekend is planning a throwback double-feature showing Grease and Footloose. Newton-John starred in the first film in 1978.

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Olivia Newton John and John Travolta, Grease (1978). Paramount Pictures photo via CNN.

Friday, Aug. 12th through Sunday, Aug. 14th

  • Gates open at 7:30 PM Showtime is around 8:45 p.m.
  • Ages 13 and up – $8
  • Ages 6-12 – $4
  • Ages 5 and under – Free

More details can be found 👉🏻 here on 66 Drive-In Theatre.

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