John Travolta to speak at Ocala film fest


John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston arrive for the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ (Photo credit should read ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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.