“Grease is the word,” and it’s also the theme for the Choral Society of Pensacola’s Foo Foo Festival event, Born to Hand Jive: A “Grease” Sing-Along. Join the Choral Society of Pensacola for this amazingly fun event on Thursday, November 10 at the Rex Theatre (18 N. Palafox St.) in Downtown Pensacola beginning at 7:00 p.m. CT.
Michael Dennis, a popular area actor, and choreographer will emcee a screening of the classic movie musical Grease, in a version displaying song lyrics enabling the audience to sing along with John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Frankie Avalon and the rest of the cast.
Event staff dressed in 1950s style will greet moviegoers, and we’ll encourage attendees to wear 50’s outfits, as well, for a costume contest to be held before the movie begins. We’ll also invite them to respond and interact throughout the film using items from their fun bags, similar to those that have become an essential element at showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
To set the mood for arriving moviegoers (and to provide a show for anyone enjoying their evening in downtown Pensacola), an hour before the screening begins, we’ll open Thunder Road, a display of classic 1950’s automobiles parked in front of the theatre.
We’ll close Palafox from Garden to Chase Streets, with security posted at each corner, and shine searchlights to attract the crowd. Rob Boothe of the Panhandle Cruisers Car Club is helping to organize the show, and he’ll DJ 50’s hits to further enhance the period flavor. The car show will remain on display until 10:00 p.m., or about a half-hour after the screening ends.