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Burbank’s new sweet 16

A crowd estimated between 2,000 and 3,000 turned out Wednesday

evening to help celebrate the grand opening of AMC Theatres’ new

16-screen complex on Palm Avenue.

Hollywood celebrities, city officials, residents and others


sampled food and got glimpses of their favorite celebrities as part

of a block party and film tribute featuring actor Kevin Bacon.

Bacon, wife Kyra Sedgwick and a host of other actors, including

James Cromwell, Donna Mills, Gordon Clapp and Ed Begley Jr., were on


hand for the red-carpet benefit, which raised an estimated $80,000

for Earth Communications Office, an environmental action group, and

the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank. Bacon, Mayor Stacey Murphy and

others helped tear an oversized ticket while being showered with

confetti to commemorate the official opening of the AMC Entertainment

Village. Afterward, attendees viewed 12 of Bacon’s movies, including

“Diner,” “Footloose” and “Animal House.”

The theater complex opened to the public at 12:01 a.m. Friday with


screenings of “The Hulk.”