John Travolta, family attend opening of new movie

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Posted: Nov 22, 2009 6:00 AM

John Travolta and his family have helped raise money for charities in their home state of Florida with a screening of his new comedy

The actor, his wife Kelly Preston and their daughter Ella Bleu greeted hundreds of fans on the red carpet Friday for Disney's 'Old Dogs.'

The family expressed its appreciation to the community, ending their thanks with: "Love you, Ocala."

The private gala raised money for five nonprofit agencies selected by Travolta: The Jett Travolta Foundation, Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council, Project Hope, the Marion County Public Safety Assistance Trust, and the Humane Society of Marion County.

In January, the couple's 16-year-old son Jett died at the family vacation home in the Bahamas.

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Information from: Ocala Star-Banner, http://www.starbanner.com/