4th Blogiversary Giveaway: Tickets to Grease 40th Anniversary Screening!

Grease 40th anniversaryImage courtesy of Park Circus/Paramount

Would you believe that it’s been a whole four years since I started blogging? Where did that time go? Not only that, it’s 40 years since the film Grease was released. Yes, 40 years! Can you believe it? And there’s going to be a number of special 40th anniversary screenings at selected cinemas, including singalong screenings.

Okay, so Grease may not be an obvious thing for me to talk about on a blog that’s mostly geared towards the earlier part of the 20th Century. However, if you followed me back in the early days of my blog, then you’ll know that, when I first started wearing vintage full time, I was very much a 1950s girl.

Grease 40th anniversaryImage courtesy of Park Circus/Paramount

Growing up, I must’ve watched Grease hundreds of times. I could probably sit here and recite it from start to finish, including the songs! It was a huge influence on me for many years and I longed to be part of the Pink Ladies gang. Rizzo, Frenchie, Marty and Jan were my girls and, of course being a good girl longing to be a bit more rebellious, I always identified with Sandy. I sang along to my double gatefold vinyl Grease album (which I still have!) in my bedroom for hours and loved belting out Hopelessly Devoted to You at the top of my voice.

Grease 40th anniversaryImage courtesy of Park Circus/Paramount

In my mid-teens I was very lucky to be part of the chorus in our school’s performance of Grease on stage. I desperately wanted to play Marty, but as I was Miss Goody Two-Shoes at school, I don’t think the teachers could quite see it. I was so jealous that my best friend had an actual speaking part, even if it was just one line, but it was still great to dress up in fifties gear each night.

Grease 40th anniversaryImage courtesy of Park Circus/Paramount

Even now, Grease still has a very special place in my heart and I can’t help but sing along if one of the songs gets played on the radio. So, when Park Circus, the 40th anniversary’s distributor, contacted me and asked if I’d like to offer tickets as a giveaway to one of their anniversary screenings, I immediately said yes.

Grease tickets giveaway details

So, if you’d like to be in with a chance of winning two free tickets to a special 40th anniversary screening of Grease in a Cineworld cinema of your choice, just let me know who you’ve always identified with in Grease in the comments below. One winner will be chosen at random.

The giveaway will run from today (Sunday 25th March 2018) until midnight on Sunday 1st of April. Please note, these tickets are only available for Cineworld cinemas in the UK. Please be sure to include your email address in the field provided (don’t worry, it won’t be published) when posting your entry otherwise I won’t be able to contact you about your prize if you win. Good luck!

For more information about where the screenings are being held near you, not just in the UK, please click here for the standard screenings and click here for the singalong ones. You can view the trailer below.

This giveaway is now closed. The winner, chosen at random, is Porcelina. Many congratulations!

Cate

Just a vintage gal suffering from the Golden Age syndrome. A lover of all things old, especially the 1930s, seamstress, crocheter, maker of hats and enjoys rummaging at flea markets.

18 Comments

  1. Congratulations at your 4th anniversary, Cate! And I really can’t believe it’s been 40 years since Grease was released. I was 17 and in secondary school. Also, I was a punk and not into Grease at all. But one of my best friends, who I’m still in touch with, was crazy about Grease! Those were the days! xxx
    P.S. It’s obvious that I can’t enter the giveaway, but I still wanted to comment 😉

    • Thank you Ann! I was 4 when it came out, so missed it in the cinema the first time around. I can’t wait to see it on the big screen now that I can appreciate it. xx

  2. I remember queuing to see this with my friend and our Mums. We had to go back twice because the cinema was full before we go to the door! I had the soundtrack on tape and played it until it stretched. As a little kid I wanted to be Sandy now I relate more to Frenchie, back then I dreamed of Danny, then I watched the film again in my late teens and realised it was most definitely Kenickie all the way!

    • Oh yes, I definitely agree with you on the Kenickie front! He’s way hotter than Danny and I love his relationship with Rizzo. xx

  3. I didn’t know you were such a Grease fan! It’s been a long time since I saw it. There is a character who is tall with glasses, I latched on to her presence as she was the most similar to me but have no idea of her name.
    Congrats on your blogging milestone! X

    • Thanks Sarah! I do that too, spot someone in the background that I identify more with than the main characters. There’s a dancer in Grease who is also in the original Fame film and TV series who I always felt a connection to in Fame. She was a little geeky, just like me. xx

  4. I loved that movie – and still do – we had the ‘comic book’ at home and it took me a few years to figure Rizzos pregnancy scare…(I was an innocent 12 or 13 when I read it, and wondered what the ‘doc says no baby’ speech bubble meant) – enjoy the movie

    • Hehehe! It’s funny how our young minds completely miss things. Have you ever read the book that was written from the original play? It’s much racier than the film. xx

  5. Oh, Cate! I was there at age 15, smuggling a tape recorder into the Carlton because I couldn’t afford the album. I would have loved to have been Rizzo (tight skirts definitely more me than circle skirts), but suspect I was probably more like Jan – not quite in the group and not as cool as I would like to have been. Although I got into (debatably) cooler music in due course, I still know all the words and have watched it so many times since. And Stockard Channing got to be First Lady in West Wing which pleased me more than I could say (especially since all that attitude was still intact!)

    • Hehehe, oh those were the days when we had to record things on tape because we couldn’t afford the real thing. I spent hours doing that on a Sunday evening when the top 40 was on the radio. xx

  6. Ooh – forgot to say – **Congratulations** on your fourth blogiversary – you’ve set an amazing benchmark for great content and amazing photgraphy!

    • Aw, thank you, that’s so sweet. The photography is all my mum’s doing. She was very chuffed to read your comment. xx

  7. Congratulations on an amazing four years, Cate! That’s so wonderful! *Hug* <3 <3 <3 <3

    And since I'm sadly not in the UK so can't enter this fabulous giveaway, I'd like to wish everyone the best of luck! 🙂 It looks like so much fun! I'm off to see if there will be any screenings in my town. 😉

    • Oh thank you Emily! I didn’t ever think I’d last this long but it’s been fun. I just hope I can keep going now. Life is so busy right now that I’m finding it hard to even sew, never mind blog! xx

  8. My favourite is Rizzo just because of her dress style. But just really love this cult film.

    • Ah yes, Rizzo was extremely cool. Her style is much more rock and roll than the others.

  9. Congratulations on your anniversary. I look forward to the next 4 years. I love Grease, it is such a feel good film. Rizzo was always my favourite.

    • Thank you Kate-Em! Rizzo clearly was a big favourite. I think she’s everyone’s inner bad girl! xx

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