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Obama Invites Hanks, Spielberg to White House

"The Pacific" shown at in Family Theater

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    Obama Invites Hanks, Spielberg to White House
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    President Barack Obama delivers remarks before a screening of "The Pacific" in the Family Theater of the White House, March 11, 2010. Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, the two executive producers of "The Pacific", sit in the front row. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

    There was a special screening at the White House Thursday, but this time no 3D glasses were required.

    President Barack Obama invited Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg to the Family Theater at the White House for a screening of the duo's new World War II epic miniseries "The Pacific," which will be shown on HBO starting Sunday.

    And yes, popcorn was served.

    There was no word on exactly how much of the miniseries was shown, or the president's reaction.

    Hanks and Spielberg teamed up for another miniseries "Band of Brothers" in 2001. This time the executive producers tackled the stories of three Marines in the Pacific Theater.

    Earlier in the day, Hanks and Spielberg honored World War II veterans on the National Mall, where they had high praise for those who served their country.