Grease is the one that you want

GREASE is the one everyone wants at Airbourne.

The 1970s hit movie has topped the online poll with fans of Airbourne for the film they’d most like to see at the Eastbourne international airshow.

Visitors can look forward to watching the story of the T-Birds and Pink Ladies for Saturday Night at the Movies this summer and the hunt is on for a Danny and Sandy lookalike too.

New for 2011, Saturday Night at the Movies will take place on August 13 during Eastbourne’s four-day flying spectacular with a big screen showing of Grease at 6pm on the seafront’s Western Lawns.

Following a successful Royal Wedding lookalike competition earlier this year, Airbourne organisers want to find the best Danny and Sandy lookalike to be crowned at the event for the chance to win Airbourne hospitality and helicopter flights.

Visitors are also encouraged to come in their best Grease costumes on the evening.

Airshow fans will be treated to big screen action during the day too with the all new Airbourne TV broadcasting live streaming and exclusive interviews from four large screens along the seafront and in the town centre, providing a fully produced and interactive show of the free event.

Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet member for Tourism and Leisure, Councillor Neil Stanley said, “We had a brilliant response to the Saturday Night at the Movie vote, particularly through the Airbourne page on facebook and it was an overwhelming win for Grease.

“Our big screen broadcasts have already proved really popular in Eastbourne this year; first for the Royal Wedding and more recently for the opera Tosca, which came live from Valencia, and I hope our movie night will prove just as successful.

“I hope Airbourne visitors stay on into the evening to enjoy this free movie screening and join us on the Western Lawns for this family classic.”

Airbourne TV will offer visitors the chance to interact with the airshow throughout the four days, including live streaming, pilot interviews and text to screen.

It will also offer businesses the opportunity to promote themselves to the huge footfall that the event attracts with advertising spots available and anyone interested should contact Big Bear Events for details of packages on 0845 652 5586.