August 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Actor John C. Reilly is Manistee moviegoer as 'Guardians' opens

Manistee, Mich. — Actor John C. Reilly says he just happened to be in the neighborhood. So he stopped at a movie theater in a small Michigan town to see his latest film, “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Reilly was at the Vogue Theatre in Manistee in northern Michigan Friday. The Chicago native says he has a cottage in the area.

Reilly plays the role of Rhomann Dey in the sci-fi film. TV station WPBN-WTOM says Reilly told moviegoers that he doesn’t have a large role, but that didn’t seem to bother the audience.

David Kamaloski says Reilly’s appearance made it feel like a Hollywood premiere in Manistee.

Reilly was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in the 2002 film “Chicago.”