5 December 2012 2:07 PM, PST | Deadline Hollywood | See recent Deadline Hollywood news »

Update 5:36 Pm: I’m now told that, within the hour, the screening date just moved to December 19th. Breaking… Exclusive: I’ve just learned that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has invited Steven Spielberg to screen Lincoln on December 19th 12th. But what’s different about this invitation is that Reid is offering to provide the U.S. Senate to Spielberg as the theatre. Reid’s invite only recently went out — and I’m told Spielberg will accept for his movie to play in the historic setting. No one is yet sure if this has ever been done by a movie before. (Of course, movies play at the White house all the time, and Lincoln is no exception: it screened November 15th for President Obama, Spielberg, cast and crew members at the executive mansion.) The film’s release was delayed until after the 2012 Election — but DreamWorks still scheduled a »

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