Published: Jul 02, 2010 6:25 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 02, 2010 3:25 PM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - John Travolta is thanking his hometown in
central Florida after residents lobbied in an online campaign to
bring the "Grease Sing-A-Long" to the area.
      The 1978 classic is being re released in select theaters
nationwide, but Ocala wasn't one of them. So residents rushed an
online poll that allowed the city with the most voting fans to
bring the film to them. Ocala surfaced as No. 1 in the poll,
leading by hundreds of votes.
      Several of the show times have sold out. Travolta released a
statement through JTP Films thanking residents and promising to buy
free snacks.
      "Wish I could be there with you," he said.
      The Travoltas bought an $8 million home in Ocala in 2003.
Travolta, an avid pilot, can fly his many planes right to his front
door.