Star wants to bring laughter to hurricane victims from his hometown.
Update: Dec. 5, 12:45 p.m.
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Hoping to "lift the spirits" of residents in his hometown of Long
Beach, which was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, Billy Crystal is
inviting them to a private screening of his new comedy film at the
Lynbrook movie theater.
The Emmy and Tony-award-winning actor, known for his roles in "When
Harry Met Sally" and "City Slickers," stars alongside Bette Midler in
"Parental Guidance," which officially opens Christmas Day. However, Long
Beachers can enjoy a special advanced screening of the comedy on
Monday, Dec. 10, free popcorn and refreshments, and a chance to meet
Crystal in person.
The flick will be showing on six screens at the United Artists
Lynbrook Theatre 6 (321 Merrick Road), which has a capacity of 1,400, at
staggered times throughout the day.
Crystal told Newsday
[paid link] that he intends bus the Long Beach residents to the theatre and greet every one of them as they enter the cinema.
Not only does Crystal have fond memories of Long Beach, the boardwalk
especially, from his past, but some of his family still live in the city
by the sea. Opening up to Newsday, he stated: "It was just heartbreaking and you felt helpless, looking at it
on TV ... You can mend buildings, but rebuilding people's confidence and
their mood, and putting a smile on their face is what I do."
Story by Tara Conry.
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