You Can Now Tour The White House Movie Theater

Posted: May 12, 2017 4:00 PM
You Can Now Tour The White House Movie Theater

Thanks to initiative taken by First Lady Melania Trump, the American public and other visitors can now tour the White House movie theater. 

"The White House belongs to the people of this country," First Lady Melania Trump released in a statement.  "I believe everyone who takes the time to visit and tour the White House should have as much access to its rich history and wonderful traditions as possible.  It is my hope that our visitors truly enjoy the newest piece of the tour."

The theater is located in the East Wing of the White House and can be accessed on self-guided tours. It was built in 1942 under President Franklin Roosevelt, who asked for the cloakroom to be converted. Four decades later, former Hollywood actor and President Ronald Reagan refurbished the theater and added 51 seats. The interior was again updated under the Bush administration. This is the first time the theater has been open for tours.