KNOXVILLE, TENN. - Two of Hollywood's most popular names, Channing Tatum and Steven Soderbergh, walked the red carpet Wednesday evening at Regal Cinemas Pinnacle 18 in Turkey Creek.
The actor and director attended a benefit screening for their new movie, Logan Lucky. All proceeds from the event went to Variety - The Children's Charity of East Tennessee.
Regal Cinemas says the tickets sold out back in July, and hundreds of people flooded the theater in hopes to get a glimpse at the Hollywood royalty.
Tatum arrived to screams from the crowd, and took his time walking the red carpet and talking with fans who had waited hours to see him. The star signed autographs and snapped selfies with dozens of fans as he made his way into the theater.
Tatum said he got to make a stop at Fort Dickerson Quarry in South Knoxville earlier in the afternoon during his brief visit to East Tennessee.
Regal announced the event raised nearly $600,000 for Variety, which helps kids in East Tennessee who are underprivileged, at risk or with special needs.
Tatum and Soderbergh join stars like Tom Cruise, Will Ferrell, Hugh Jackman, Cuba Gooding Jr. and a handful of others who have participated in these charity premieres.
Logan Lucky tells the story of two brothers, Jimmy (Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver), as they try to reverse a family curse. They set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The movie will be released in theaters on Aug. 18, 2017.
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