Melania Opened A Special White House Room To The Public For The First Time In History

Melania Trump took on the role as the first lady less than a year ago, but she's already breaking the mold and going above and beyond her duties. So for the first time in history, she opened a new room in the East Wing of the White House to the public: the movie theater.

The White House rooms are full of history, and there's no better way to take it all in than on a self-guided tour. As FLOTUS, Melania wants all Americans to see what the iconic American building has to offer.

"The White House belongs to the people of this country," she said in a White House press release. "I believe everyone who takes the time to visit and tour the White House should have as much access to its rich history and wonderful traditions as possible. It is my hope that our visitors truly enjoy the newest piece of the tour."

Melania also posted a photo of the movie theater on social media to give the public a sneak peek. And it looks like many people are thrilled.

"I could just cry..this is beautiful such art deco and history and beauty and for the FLOTUS to tell us about it is just absolutely emotional!" wrote Instagram user @cristy_rawks.

The White House Visitors Office commemorated the grand opening by handing out candy to children and speaking with a few visitors.

"The history of this is all so exciting," said Ginna Felts from Nashville, Tennessee. "To think that so many Presidents and their families have watched movies or entertained guests in this room, and to be one of the first to see it is just amazing."

The room, which used to be the East Terrace cloakroom, was converted into the theater under President Franklin D. Roosevelt in July 1942. Then in 1982-1983, it underwent another remodel when the Reagan administration added 51 seats in tiered rows. It was most recently renovated in 2004-2005.