Movies Under the Stars Continues With Grease at Goodwin College Drive-In

It’s time to don the leather jackets and practice the hand jive as Goodwin College gets ready to bring Grease and a nostalgic drive-in experience to campus.

On Friday, Aug. 2, Goodwin will continue its Movies Under the Stars series with a screening of Grease. The community is invited as the campus is transformed into Rydell High, complete with costume contests with prizes for the best in T-Birds and Pink Ladies.

The movie will begin airing at 8:30 p.m. on a 40-foot screen. As a drive-in, the audio will be broadcast directly through car radios, allowing guests to enjoy the film without falling prey to mosquitoes.

There’s an added twist to the screening. The reel is a sing-along edition, with song lyrics will appear on screen during musical numbers. Attendees are welcome to belt out their favorite selections, from “Summer Nights” to “You’re the One that I Want.”

There is no charge to attend the movie. Refreshments will be on sale during the viewing, which will take place in the main Goodwin College parking lot. Visitors should route to 211 Riverside Drive in East Hartford.

Prizes for best costumes include gift certificates to area restaurants. Vintage cars from the 1950s will also be on hand for the evening.

Set at the end of the 1950s, Grease tells the story of suave Danny (John Travolta) and his relationship with wholesome Sandy (Olivia Newton-John), set against the backdrop of the melodrama of their respective groups of friends.

Adapted from a Broadway smash hit, the soundtrack is one of the most popular recordings of all time.

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Posted on July 23, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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