Summer Nights

John Travolta was cool 30 years ago, though all people (and this may shock young people) are cool when they’re young. Of course, he wasn’t all that (Urban Cowboy), but he was pretty cool (Saturday Night Fever), at least cool enough for nostalgic Americans (Grease). He got leading-man parts because his chin had a gunshot dimple and his smile curled like devil’s horns; also because he could dance. Maybe you can, too. Maybe you’re going to be one of the ballsy young men — like Kenickie, make yourself Kenickie — who jumps up, flings out a hand, and swings a gal or a whole row of them around Dolores Park during Film Night in the Park. The Rydell High classic is playing, but it’s not just any screening: This is a Grease sing-along. Make yourself known.
Sat., June 19, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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