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By Cady Lang
May 12, 2017

The White House movie theater is now open to public tours for the first time.

According to a statement from the White House on Friday, the decision came from First Lady Melania Trump and will begin immediately. Now, visitors to the White House who take the self-guided tour of the East Wing will now be able to see the movie theater.

In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt converted the East Terrace cloakroom into a movie theater; later, under the Reagan administration, there was a major remodeling that included 51 seats in tiered rows.

In addition to the White House’s statement, the First Lady also tweeted about the new addition to the public tours.


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