Warner Bros. Presents Gift to Smithsonian; New Digital 3-D Theater

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WASHINGTON, DC.- Warner Bros. Entertainment has made a $5 million donation to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to establish a new theater to present the history of American film. The gift will enable the museum to transform its 46-year-old auditorium into a modern theater with 3-D capability. The auditorium will be renamed the Warner Bros. Theater when it opens next year. The existing 270-seat Carmichael Auditorium will become a film theater with the installation of new technology, including digital 3-D projection. The theater will also have equipment to showcase films still in their original 35-mm reel format. The Warner Bros. Theater will be used for lectures, symposia, concerts and other programs and events as well. In recognition of the gift, the Smithsonian will rename Carmichael Auditorium the Warner Bros. Theater when it opens. Leonard Carmichael, the seventh Secretary of the Smithsoni