Kevin Bacon returns to the Footloose school forty years after the iconic ... trends now

Kevin Bacon returns to the Footloose school forty years after the iconic ... trends now
Kevin Bacon returns to the Footloose school forty years after the iconic ... trends now

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Four decades after Footloose made him a household name, Kevin Bacon returned to the high school in Payson, Utah where the movie was filmed.

'I think that it’s amazing the power that this movie has had to just kind of bring people together,' the star, 65, told the crowd at Payson High School on Saturday. 

Video showed that Bacon hadn't lost his touch, moving his feet along with the movie's theme song as it played over loudspeakers as he took to the stage. 

His appearance was part of a campaign taken on by students, principal Jesse Sorenson said, ahead of massive refurbishments which will see the school torn down this summer. 

'Go Lions! Here we are on this beautiful, beautiful spot on this beautiful, beautiful day. It’s been a long time — 40 years — that just blows my mind, you know,' Bacon told the screaming fans. 

'Things look a little different around here. I’d say the thing that looks the most different is me.' 

Four decades after Footloose made him a household name, Kevin Bacon returned to the high school in Payson, Utah where the movie was filmed.

Four decades after Footloose made him a household name, Kevin Bacon returned to the high school in Payson, Utah where the movie was filmed.

Still got it. Bacon, 65, moves his fast feet, albeit with the help of a chair, as the Footloose theme song blasts out over a loudspeaker

Still got it. Bacon, 65, moves his fast feet, albeit with the help of a chair, as the Footloose theme song blasts out over a loudspeaker

The 65-year-old actor returned to the small town of roughly 21,000, which is 60 miles south of Salt Lake City

The 65-year-old actor returned to the small town of roughly 21,000, which is 60 miles south of Salt Lake City

Principal Jesse Sorenson said that some of his students have tried to get Bacon to come  back for years, especially since the school will be torn down next spring

Principal Jesse Sorenson said that some of his students have tried to get Bacon to come  back for years, especially since the school will be torn down next spring

The visit turned into a charitable endeavor, with students agreeing to put together 5,000 care packages for Bacon's charity, the Six Degrees foundation.

The charity also filmed Bacon's arrival at the school and his speech to those who

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