‘Grease’ Returns to Grand Junction, Stirs Up Memories
Grease is returning to the big screen in Grand Junction, and in the process stirring up some precious memories.
When it comes to Grease, there are three types of memories it conjures up.
1) Memories of the 50s:
Those who were teenagers in the 50s are going to at least be in their 70s now. For this group, watching Grease might be like watching a flashback of their life then, whether they were Mr. Cool like Danny Zuko or a hair-stylist wannabe beauty-school-dropout like Frenchy. Sock hops, malt shops, drive-in movies, and going steady were a teenagers world.
2) Memories of High School
Regardless of when you first saw Grease, for those a bit younger, it can cause you to reflect on your own high school years whether that was the 60s and 70s, or the 80s and 90s. Thoughts of that first car, that first kiss, that "first time", that broken heart, a trip to the principle's office, a letter jacket, or the last day of school may come to mind.
3) Memories of Your Life When Grease Hit Theaters
Grease was released in 1978, as hard as it may be to believe, now celebrating its 40th anniversary. Sometimes when I watch Grease I think about that period of my life, not necessarily things related to school. I was just starting high school, I didn't go to movies or dances, I fought with my older brother, was getting my first job, battling acne, and just starting to think about what I wanted to be when I "grow up."
No matter how you slice it, Grease brings back memories - some of them good, and some we would like to forget. Either way. it's good to have Grease back on the big screen.
The 40th-anniversary presentation of Grease from Fathom Events will be at Regal Cinemas in Grand Junction on April 8 and 11 in a very limited showing. Put on that pink sweater or black leather jacket and come out and let those memories live again in your mind.