Cheshire’s tribute to Olivia Newton-John with special outdoor screening of Grease

Walton Hall and Gardens will be showing the hit film with all profits from ticket sales going to St Rocco’s Hospice

The life of Olivia Newton-John will be celebrated with a special outdoor cinema screening of Grease at an iconic Cheshire location.

Walton Hall and Gardens, near Warrington, will be showing the film with all profits from ticket sales going to St Rocco’s Hospice as it continues the theme of outdoor summer cinema.

The 1970s hit will be shown on Friday, September 30, following two successful outdoor screenings of Rocketman and Pulp Fiction earlier this year.

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Viewers are invited to sit back and sing-along to the songs on-screen. Dressing up as the characters for the film will also be very much encouraged. People who fancy paying to be a VIP for the evening will be provided deckchairs in a prime location.

Money will go towards a range of uses at St Rocco’s, including nursing costs, providing food for patients, plus counselling to help bereaved families through difficult times, or providing a course of relaxing and calming therapy.

Warrington councillor Tony Higgins, the cabinet member for leisure and community, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a night of cinema under the stars within the beautiful grounds of Walton Hall and Gardens, all whilst helping a local Warrington charity. This outdoor cinema showing of Grease is the perfect way for us to pay tribute to Olivia Newton-John, who was such an icon but also a huge supporter of cancer awareness and research charities.

“For this reason, it is fitting that all profits from ticket sales, in tribute to the Grease star goes to St Rocco’s, who provide so much support for patients and local people on a daily basis. I can’t wait to see more families coming to Walton again for a fantastic evening watching one of the 70’s classics and knowing that all profits are going to such a fantastic and worthwhile cause.”

By

Roland Gent
  • 05:01, 17 AUG 2022