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Chris Evans makes surprise appearance at ‘Lightyear’ screening in Boston

Chris Evans made a surprise visit to the AMC Theater in Boston.Scott Eisen/Getty Images for Disney

Chris Evans surprised fans in Boston on Wednesday ahead of the premiere of his latest movie “Lightyear,” which tells the story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the creation of Tim Allen’s action-figure character in “Toy Story.”

Evans, who was born in Boston and grew up in Sudbury, visited the AMC Theater in Boston where fans were attending the “Lightyear” early access screening (the movie opens in theaters Friday). Attendees were given Buzz Lightyear action figure toys, and Evans said a few words ahead of the screening. According to AMC manager Greg Twyman, Evans told the audience he was proud of the film and the hard work that went into creating it, and that he hoped everyone enjoyed it.

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And he tossed in a “Go Celtics!” before he left, Twyman added.

Evans was at the 6 p.m. screening, and Twyman said the audience of about 180 was “very surprised” to see him.

The audience as Chris Evans made a surprise visit to the AMC Theater in Boston.Scott Eisen/Getty Images for Disney
Audience members were given Buzz Lightyear action figures at the screening. Scott Eisen/Getty Images for Disney
Buzz Lightyear action figures were handed out during the screening.Scott Eisen/Getty Images for Disney



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