• John Travolta to speak at Ocala film fest

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    OCALA, Fla. - Silver Springs International Film Festival organizers say actor John Travolta is scheduled to make opening remarks prior to the event's first-night screening of "The Creature from the Black Lagoon."
     
    The Ocala Star-Banner reports that Travolta will appear Thursday evening at the Marion Theatre in downtown Ocala.
     
    Travolta and his wife own a home in nearby Anthony.
     
    Festival officials say Travolta will be introduced to festival goers prior to an opening champagne toast in the theater auditorium - just before the screening of the iconic 1954 black-and-white horror film that's recently been restored. Parts of the movie were filmed at Silver Springs.
     
    This is the festival's first year.


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