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Texas Theatre announces special programming on the 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

Posted 2:05pm on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2013

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

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