South Shields to mark 40th anniversary of Grease!

Written by on 16th April 2018

The Customs House cinema is holding special screenings of Grease to mark the 40th anniversary of its release.

The musical, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as High School sweethearts Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson, was released in 1978 to both critical and commercial acclaim.

It spawned a sequel and sing-a- long version and remains one of the best-loved musicals of all time, with a chart-topping, hit-filled soundtrack.

Now you can relive the dramas of The T-Birds and The Pink Ladies as they navigate teenage life in the 1950s at Rydell High.

Leah Strug, programming and marketing manager at The Customs House, said: “Grease is a film that is part of so many people’s childhood so when we realised it was 40 this year we
just had to celebrate it.

“We have put two showings on, one to introduce a new generation to the cliques of Rydell High and one on later in the evening where friends can get together and enjoy a trip down
memory lane. Dressing up is encouraged!”

Grease will be screened at 6pm and 8.30pm at The Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields, this Friday, April 20th.

Musicals are enjoying a revival, with the popularity of The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman as PT Barnum, leading to The Customs House extending its run.

A further sing-along screening are taking place on Sunday, April 22nd at 5pm.

Tickets, priced from £5, can be booked online at or in person at the box office or by telephone on (0191) 454 1234.

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