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The Texas Theatre will honor the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s fateful trip to Dallas with a special memorial experience.
In the afternoon, there will be an extended edition partial screening of War is Hell, the film that Lee Harvey Oswald snuck into, at 1:20 pm, followed by a full screening of Cry of Battle at 2:45 pm. Individual ticket prices for these screenings will be 90 cents. The lobby will be open to the public throughout the day and will have on display a photo exhibit curated by John Slate from The Dallas Municipal Archives detailing Lee Harvey Oswald’s presence in Oak Cliff.
At 6:30 pm, the evening program begins with an onstage theatrical recreation of the Warren Commission interviews with the Texas Theatre’s employees, Julia Postal and Butch Burroughs, as well as John Brewer, the man who noticed Lee Harvey Oswald enter the Texas Theatre. Following the performance, the stage will be reset for an 8 pm 35mm archival print presentation of Oliver Stone’s JFK.