Smithsonian honors Eastwood, opens theater on mall
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Smithsonian Institution has honored Clint Eastwood for his six decades of work in American film. Yesterday the actor and director helped to open a new theater to showcase film at the National Museum of American History.
Eastwood visited the museum to help dedicate the Warner Bros. Theater as a new space to present the history of Hollywood. Warner Bros. Entertainment had donated $5 million to renovate the old Carmichael Auditorium into a modern theater with 3D projection capability.
On Friday, the museum will open a three-day film festival to highlight the work of Humphrey Bogart with free screenings of Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon and other films.
The 81-year-old Eastwood will be awarded the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal for his distinguished contributions.
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