TUCKER, Ga. (May 17, 2021) – The City of Tucker will show beloved musical film “Grease” for its Movie on Main event on June 4. The film, which united young actors John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as star-crossed Danny and Sandy, was nominated for five Golden Globe Awards in 1978 and is listed on multiple American Film Institute Top 100 lists.
“‘Grease’ is a classic,” said Tucker Communications Manager Sonja Szubski. “From the songs to the story and the great dance sequences, this is a timeless tale beloved by multiple generations. We’ll be screening it 43 years to the week that it was originally released and I think audiences are just as excited for it now as they were back then.”
“Grease” was one of four film choices that Tucker social media followers voted on earlier this month for Movie on Main. Originally, the top choice was “Back to the Future”, but after Universal Pictures decided to re-release the Michael J. Fox classic into theaters this summer, movie licenses were pulled and the City of Tucker was left to go with its second choice.
“While we’re disappointed about ‘Back to the Future’, there are certain benefits with screening ‘Grease’ instead,” Szubski said. “One benefit is that we’re going to have the biggest singalong experience in the history of Tucker’s Main Street. So start warming up those pipes and brush up on ‘Hopelessly Devoted’ because we’re going to sing!”
Main Street will be closed down beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday June 4. At that point, moviegoers are welcome to come and set up lawn chairs or blankets to claim their spot for the movie. Free popcorn will be provided and a special round of retro movie trivia will precede the showing of the film at sundown.
Movie on Main is the kickoff to the 2021 TKR Summer of Fun. The series will continue on July 3 with the Celebration of Independence and Fireworks Spectacular taking over downtown Tucker. It all wraps up on August 3 with National Night Out at Midvale Elementary School. The TKR Summer of Fun series is sponsored by Discover DeKalb and Jacobs. The event sponsor for Movie on Main will be InterDev.