Obama Invites Hanks, Spielberg to White House "The Pacific" shown at in Family Theater Published at 3:09 PM EST on Mar 12, 2010 | Updated at 4:33 PM EST on Mar 12, 2010
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)
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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.