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Harkins Theatres will screen 'Grease' in honor of Olivia Newton-John

The Valley theatre chain said proceeds from the Sunday screening of "Grease" will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

PHOENIX — Harkins Theatres is paying tribute to Olivia Newton-John this Sunday by screening "Grease" at all of its Valley locations. 

The Australian actress and singer known for playing Sandy in the hit 1978 musical died Monday after a decades-long battle with cancer. 

Newton-John was one of the world's most successful entertainers of the late 1970s, having won multiple Grammys and recording 14 top 10 singles just in the U.S. alone.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and went on to found the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia. 

Harkins said all of its theatres will honor Newton-John's memory by screening "Grease" at 4 p.m. and proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. 

Australia's acting Prime Minister Richard Marles said this week the singer's death felt like the end of an era for a generation who grew up watching “Grease” and said, “It feels like the world is a little emptier without Olivia Newton-John as a part of it.”

Credit: Harkins Theatres

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