• Short Summary

    Washington's memorial to the late President Kennedy has been unveiled. It's a vast marble building?

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    Washington's memorial to the late President Kennedy has been unveiled. It's a vast marble building for the performing arts. It costs 70 million dollars (30 million pounds Sterling) and includes under the one roof an opera house, a concert hall, a theatre and cinema which together can seat about 7,000 people.

    Visnews cameraman Jean Poignonec filmed the impressive centre on the banks of the Potomac River at a special press preview on Wednesday (May 26.). Last night (Thursday) more than 3,000 people attended the glittering champagne-and-strawberries opening ceremony for which they paid up to 100 dollars (40 pounds Sterling) a head.

    SYNOPSIS: Washington has opened its memorial to the late President Kennedy. It's a centre for the performing arts and stands on the bank of the Potomac River. The vast marble building cost 30 million pounds, and it's only 10 minutes walk from the memorial to another murdered American President, Abraham Lincoln.

    The white building was officially opened at a glittering ceremony on Thursday night, but earlier the press was given a preview of the impressive building. The centre contains under the one roof an opera house, a concert hall, a theatre and a cinema which together can seat some 7,000 people. The building is not yet finished and it's expected to be about three months before the first performances are held there.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6YGRYSE0MZ0HCOV3PV3E8F0OP
    Media URN:
    VLVA6YGRYSE0MZ0HCOV3PV3E8F0OP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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