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Valley theater honors Robin Williams

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TEMPE, Ariz. - "In Good Morning Vietnam, he just went crazy. He went off ad-lib, and just did his own thing, and he won an academy award nomination in the process," said Dan Harkins.

Darn Harkins with a tribute to Robin Williams and the contributions he made to the art of movie and television.

"He's a legend, he's one of a kind, he's so funny, and tonight at 7 o'clock I'm going to introduce Good Morning Vietnam because that's the movie that put him on the map.

Robin Williams Film Fest here at Harkins Valley Art Theater in the heart of downtown Tempe, you'll be able to see his films through August 21st.

A man who always managed to put a smile on everyone's face. Dan Harkins remembered meeting Williams in the valley at a restaurant years ago.

"In walks Robin Williams, and we're just kind of admiring each other from across and then he came over to our table because my daughter was prancing around with those shoes that light up and he came over and asked about the shoes... a year later he opens a movie called Jack, about a boy who grows up too fast, and he has those shoes on that light up when you prance around," said Harkins. 

The tribute is a week long event at Harkins Valley Art Theater in Tempe. 

Every dollar spent to see the movies at this tribute goes to support one of Williams's favorite charities and causes; Saint Jude's Children's Hospital. Harkins plans to show all of his movies at 4 showings a day through August 21st.
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