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PLANET HOLLYWOOD WASHINGTON, D.C., STAR-STUDDED GRAND OPENING SUNDAY, OCT. 3, 8 P.M.

 WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday evening, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m., the sixth Planet Hollywood will launch into orbit with the grand opening of Planet Hollywood Washington, D.C., at 1101 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
 Washington will witness a spectacular opening night gala -- the biggest Planet Hollywood opening yet -- hosted by Planet Hollywood principals Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Demi Moore, film producer ("The Fugitive") Keith Barish and restaurateur Robert Earl. In addition to the principals, the following Hollywood guests have been confirmed:
 Tom and Roseanne Arnold, Jim Belushi, Cindy Crawford, Johnny Depp, Danny Glover, Melanie Griffith, Don Johnson, Mike Myers, Chris O'Donnell, Luke Perry, Steven Seagal, Charlie Sheen, Wesley Snipes, Sharon Stone and Patrick Swayze -- with many more film and television stars yet to be announced.
 The hottest party in Washington will welcome many prominent Washingtonians, as well as many local and national sports figures, including Sugar Ray Leonard and Muhammad Ali.
 "Variety" columnist Army Archerd will continue his tradition of introducing guests to the crowds outside, as he does for the Academy Awards every year. Later in the evening, Willis and his rock and blues band will treat the crowd to an outdoor performance.
 Bleacher seats for all the festivities will be available on a first- come basis, with gates opening at 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3.
 Planet Hollywood Washington, D.C., will seat 225 people and will house some of the world's most valuable movie and television memorabilia. Among the items on display include Moore's uniform from "A Few Good Men," Jimmy Stewart's senate desk from "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," Jodie Foster's "Silence of the Lambs" revolver, Dustin Hoffman's "Tootsie" glasses, Goldie Hawn's "Laugh In" costume and Barbra Streisand's dress from "Funny Girl."
 Planet Hollywood -- the world's only dining experience inspired by the world of film -- is currently open in New York, London, Chicago, Costa Mesa and Cancun. Planet Hollywood is next scheduled to open in Aspen, Minneapolis' Mall of America, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Boston, Miami, Maui and Orlando.
 The Planet Hollywood menu features freshly prepared, healthy dishes which have become the backbone of California's new classic cuisine. Planet Hollywood is known for unusual pastas, exotic salads, turkey burgers, smoked and grilled meats and fish, and gourmet pizzas, as well as a variety of vegetarian offerings including the vegetable burger, margherita pizza and vegetable pasta. The menu also features a range of desserts, including Schwarzenegger's mother's renowned apple strudel.
 Planet Hollywood Washington,D.C., will open to the public at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 4, at 1101 Pennsylvania Ave. in the historic Evening Star Building.
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