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Travolta thanks fans for demanding ’Grease’

July 3, 2010


— John Travolta is thanking his adopted Florida hometown, Ocala, after residents waged an online campaign to bring a limited rerelease of his hit “Grease” to the area.

The 1978 classic is being shown in select theaters nationwide as the “Grease Sing-A-Long,” with karaoke-style subtitles for the songs.

Ocala wasn’t on the distribution list. So residents swamped an online poll that allowed the city with the most voting fans to get the film. Ocala topped the poll by hundreds of votes.

Travolta released a statement thanking residents and promising to buy free snacks.

“Wish I could be there with you,” he said.

Travolta and wife Kelly Preston bought an $8 million home in Ocala in 2003 with a landing strip so Travolta, an avid pilot, can fly.


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