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Paramount Pictures "Forest Gump" Arrives at Santa Monica Pier to Luanch Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.'s First Metro Los Angeles Location

Celebrities will kick off opening of the metro Los Angeles location of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. A VIP reception complete with red carpet arrival starts at 6 p.m. to welcome the 19th global location of the restaurant, based on the Academy Award-winning film “Forrest Gump,” to Los Angeles.

The first and only restaurant chain based on a motion picture, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.’s southern-style kickoff party will feature a chocolate bar to evoke popular “Gumpism:” “life is like a box of chocolates…”, and guests including: Gary Sinise (“Forrest Gump”), Chris Pratt (Everwood), Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite); Countess Vaughn James (UPN’s The Parkers); Producer Steve Tisch (Forrest Gump); Darius McCrary (NBC’s Committed); Amy VanCamp and more.

Half of all proceeds of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co’s public opening on November 5th will benefit the Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District Equity Fund.

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