• News Release: Date Night

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    August 25, 2021
    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 6:30-10:00 p.m.
    Plus Vintage 1950s Car Exhibit, 4:30-6:30 pm
    THOUSAND OAKS, CA – Grease is the word… did you know that its romantic opening beach scene with Sandy & Danny was made in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area? Take a trip down memory lane, sing along to the classic Paramount movie musical “Grease,” and hear all about progress on restoration of Paramount Ranch at Date Night Drive-In, SAT., SEP. 18, 6:30-10:00 p.m.
    Arrive early, tailgate with your favorite picnic dinner and book a cinematic history walking tour of Paramount Ranch with movie expert Mike Malone. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. 
    Admission Tickets ($40/car) will only be available for advance purchase starting MON., AUG. 9,
    12:00 p.m. at https://samofund.org/datenight. Proceeds from event sales will go to Santa Monica Mountains Fund to support the restoration of Paramount Ranch. Paramount Ranch is a National Park Service site located in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area at 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA.
    Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy set in a 1950’s high school, based on the 1971 musical of the same name by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Written by Bronte Woodard and directed by Randal Kleiser in his theatrical feature film debut, the film depicts the lives of greaser Danny Zuko and straightlaced Australian transfer student Sandy Olsson who develop an attraction for each other. The film stars John Travolta as Danny and Olivia Newton-John as Sandy. Also starring are Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Frankie Avalon, Barry Pearl, Michael Tucci and Didi Conn.
    Paramount Ranch was established in the 1920’s as a moviemaking studio where dozens of early film classics were created. Over the following decades, the property evolved into a thriving film & television production site and beloved community event & recreation space that was destroyed in the 2018 Woolsey Fire.
    Funds raised will help SAMO Fund provide the money needed to complete the $12m restoration project being managed by NPS. Donations will be matched 1:1 by the Federal Government up to $500k.
    This event is co-sponsored by Rick Hollman and The Lake Avenue Group at Morgan Stanley.
    The Santa Monica Mountains Fund (SAMO) is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It is the official non-profit of the National Park Service in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Contributions to The Santa Monica Mountains Fund are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Find out more: https://www.samofund.org/paramount-project
    Media Contacts:
    Amber Gereghty, Santa Monica Mountains Fund                              
    amber@samofund.org, Ph: 818/425-5940
    Amber Gereghty,
    amber@samofund.org, 818-425-5940