05/11/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg Join Obama For White House Movie Night

The Obamas are hosting several Hollywood stars Thursday night for a movie night in the White House theater for a screening of the new HBO series "The Pacific."

The HBO series covers the "real-life" stories of several Marines during World War II, according to HBO's Web site.

Invitees include actor Tom Hanks and director Steven Spielberg, executive producers of the series, as well as HBO President Richard Plepler.

Also in the screening room Thursday night, according to the White House, will be National Security Adviser General Jim Jones, members of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff, members of Congress, the VFW, the Women in the Military Service for America Memorial.