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Special 15th Anniversary Screening of National Treasure
  • Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
  • Time: 6:15 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater

Fifteen years ago this November, America embarked on a grand treasure hunt with Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage) in search of the legendary Knights Templar Treasure. In the movie National Treasure, Gates finds himself at the National Archives stealing one of America’s most sacred documents – the Declaration of Independence! On November 21, celebrate the 15th anniversary of this blockbuster classic at the National Archives Museum where it all began! We’ll screen the movie in our McGowan Theater and have activities for the entire family to decipher historical riddles just like Gates. We encourage you to dress like your favorite character from the movie. Want to take home your own copy of the Declaration of Independence? We’ll have great decoys for sale in the National Archives Store!

All public programs at the National Archives are free. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program – please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of the program. Your seat may become available to any waitlisted guests at that time. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.

Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202.357.5000 in advance.

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