Friday, May 13, 2016

The One That We Want

Posted By on Fri, May 13, 2016 at 8:00 AM

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  • Grease

"Summer lovin' had me a blast ... "

If you're gearing up right now to belt out the next line to "Summer Nights," the infectious he-said-she-said account of high school romance from Grease, you're not alone and you're in for a treat. The 1978 movie adaptation of the musical about a group of high schoolers in the 1950s is playing Friday, May 13 at 8 p.m. the Arcata Theatre Lounge ($5).

Those of us who know every word to every song are making plans to pack the ATL on Friday and bust out some Hopelessly Devoted To You. Imagine it: a giant-screen, electrifying night of movie Karaoke. We got chills. (You know what they're doin'.)

The love story featuring wholesome exchange student Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) and good-hearted greaser Dannny Zuko (John Travolta) was a smash. It broke box-office records, charted four Billboard No. 1 hits and remains one of the top-selling soundtracks of all time. Thanks in large part to Travolta and Newton-John's on-screen chemistry and iconic performances by Stockard Channing, Didi Conn, Jeff Conway and seasoned actors Sid Caesar, Joan Blondell and Eve Arden.

Girls, grab your Pink Ladies jackets, and bros, shine your T-Birds. It's gonna be a night you won't forget.

Tell us about it, stud.

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