Now for the first time in history the famous White House movie theater is available to the people, thanks to directive by first lady Melania Trump.
According to the Washington Examiner, the “newest piece of the tour” is meant to offer the people more access to the building’s “rich history” and “wonderful traditions,” Melania stated on May 12.
This decision to open up more of the White House to ordinary citizens is in contrast to the former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle decision to close down the tour for whole eight months, while regularly hosting celebrities and star-studded events.
“The White House belongs to the people of this country,” Melania Trump said in her announcement. “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.”
According to the Independet Journal Review, the East Wing Theater, which has 51 seats along with tiered rows, was cloakroom before President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed it back in 1942.
The theater has been renovated a several times since then, and the last renovation was made by President George W. Bush.
In the past the presidents have used the room to host special guests, such as military personnel and their families, to rehears before major speeches, and also to relax with their families and watch movies.
— Jennifer Pickens (@JenniferPickens) January 11, 2016