Dallas’ Texas Theatre, the spot that became part of John F. Kennedy lore as the place where assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested, is reliving that fateful moment with a special day of programming on Nov. 22, the 50th anniversary of the slaying.
A portion of the 1962 film War Is Hell and a full version of the 1963 war romance Cry of Battle, starring Ven Heflin and Rita Moreno -- the movies that were on the bill 50 years ago -- will begin screening at 1:20 p.m. Admission will be 90 cents, the price of a ticket back in the good ol’ days.
That’s followed at 6:30 p.m. with a re-creation of the Warren Commission interviews with then-Texas Theatre employees and an 8 p.m. screening of Oliver Stone’s JFK in a 35mm archival print. Admission for the Warren Commission presentation and the film is $10.
An Oak Cliff photo exhibit will be on view in the lobby from 12:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. The theater is located at 231 W. Jefferson Blvd.
For more information, go to www.texastheatre.com