Travolta Is The Candy Man

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July 5, 2010 | 10:30am EST

John Travolta has promised to buy snacks for residents of his adopted hometown of Ocala, Florida after they campaigned to have Grease shown in their local movie theaters.
The 1978 musical has been re-released in the U.S. as a sing-a-long version, but film fans in Ocala were left fuming when they found out the picture starring their most famous resident would not be appearing locally.

An online competition was launched, with organizers promising to show the film in the city with the most votes – and residents in Ocala flooded the site.

They won the contest and Travolta has thanked them for their support by promising to buy popcorn, soda and candy for every local who sees the film.

In a statement released to news website Ocala.com, Travolta says, “I want to thank you, my hometown, for showing your support for the Grease Sing A-Long and bringing it to the Regal Hollywood 16 in Ocala. I am so impressed that show times sold out, I would like to treat each Grease Sing A-Long ticket holder to a popcorn, soda and candy item when you attend the movie on July 8th, 9th or 10th. Just show your ticket when you arrive for the movie. Wish I could be there with you. Enjoy Grease Sing A-Long!”

Travolta and his family moved to Ocala in 2003.

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