It’s been 40 years since the musical film Grease hit the big screen in 1978.
For that occasion, the leading stars John Travolta, 64, and Olivia Newton-John, 69, reunited for a special anniversary screening at Samuel Goldwyn Theater at Beverly Hills.
Travolta, who played Danny Zuko, and Newton-John, who played Sandy Olsson shared a friendly kiss as they joined the co-stars on the red carpet and they even showed everyone that they’ve still got their show-stopping dance moves.
Grease’s soundtrack album sold over 28 million copies worldwide, and it was the highest grossing movie of 1978. Set at Rydell High, it followed the lives of the Pink Ladies and the T-Birds, and it is one of the highest grossing musical films of all time.
Following the success of Saturday Night Fever the year before, Grease cemented Travolta as one of Hollywood’s top leading actors.
Newton-John was known as a country music and pop singer until Grease, which provided an immense boost to her career.
Director Randal Kleiser joined Olivia and John for the screening held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences later in the evening.