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Your First In-Flight Movie  
User currently offlineKlima From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 212 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4779 times:

The first movie I saw on a plane was "Dante's Peak" starring Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton. They showed it on my flight from DTW-LGW back in June of 1997.

Do you remember your first in-flight movie?  Smile

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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4770 times:

The first flight (in my memory) I was on that had a movie was a DL 757 flight in 1999 from PHX-ATL. The movie was "Shakespeare in Love" but I did not watch.

The first in-flight movie I watched was "John Q" with Denzel Washington on another DL 757, this time from ATL-TUS. That was in 2002.

Most recently, I saw "Talladega Nights" on a CO 738 in December 2006 flying PHX-CLE. They showed "The Queen" on the return, but I was not interested.


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4754 times:

While this was not my first in-flight movie, the one I remember best is "My Fellow Americans" starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner as two former American Presidents fighting against the current one.
I watched this movie several times onboard of EK's B777 and A310 and A300 back in 1997 flying FRA-ATH-DXB-BKK-HKG-DXB-ATH-FRA with HKG having been the destination of the flight.

It also was one of the first movies I bought as DVD the following year (end of June 1998 a few days before KaiTak's closure) when I purchased my first DVD-player in Hong Kong (this one is still in use).

Those were the times when I flew to Hong Kong about twice a year for a few years in a row ...
-HT



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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4751 times:

I've had two in-flight movies that I can remember, both on America West/US Airways A320s. There were supposed to be three, but the first time I was on one of those flights, the movie system wasn't working so they just showed the trivia stuff instead the whole flight.

The first one that aired was HP A320 MSP-PHX in October 2005, and it was the most recent Batman movie (Batman Begins?). I didn't watch it.

The next one, and the first one I watched, was US A320 LAS-MSP in May 2006, and it was Glory Road.

Now on the 17th, my flight US A330 PHL-CDG has AVOD, and since I can't sleep on flights (especially since the flight takes place in hours I am normally awake since I live in Arizona at the moment), I'm planning on watching four movies, which are Rocky Balboa, A Shot in the Dark, Stranger than Fiction, and The Lion King.


User currently offlineFlyboysp From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4749 times:

The first one, that i can remember, was on a flight from Sydney to Manila via Brisbane. The movie was Forrest Gump.

[Edited 2007-05-11 11:08:41]


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4744 times:

Quoting Flyboysp (Reply 4):
Forrest Gump

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Quoting HT (Reply 2):

Additional thought:
Nowadays I hardly watch inflight movies anymore (I even seldom make use of AVOD), as I strongly dislike the editing (for content) and re-formatting (to fit the 4:3-aspect ration screen) carried out by most airlines.
Once one has got used to widescreen TV (including movies shown in its original cinema 1:2.35-aspect ratio), watching movies on rather tiny TV-monitors is a boring thing for me ...

On 4 recent crossings of the Atlantic Ocean, I had taken my notebook-computer with me and I watched a single DVD-movie for about only 30 minutes, but I did hit the keys on my keyboard for other purposes (= working on a Trip Report) for about 2 hours on one daylight flight (sitting in a window seat I aslo enjoyed the clear skies over the southern tip of Greenland ...).
-HT



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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3045 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4731 times:

The first in-flight movie I actually watched was Madagascar on an AA flight in August of 2005. I had been on four flights prior to that which featured in-flight movies, but I don't recall watching them or even what they were.


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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 4723 times:

My first ever was " Green Card" in 1991 on a BA 747-400 LHR to SFO and the second movie shown was a James Bond.  Smile

User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 4723 times:

'Enemy of the State' on a BA 747, LHR-JFK back in March '99

User currently offlineMsnell From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4699 times:

The first movie I remember watching was 'Switching Channels' (I think that was the name) starring Christopher Reeve and Cybil Shepherd. It was a very long time ago (1988) and I have never seen the movie again since. The aircraft was a BA 747 (100 or 200, I'm not sure) flying from Heathrow to Seoul via Anchorage and Tokyo.
One of the other movies was 'Overboard' with Goldie Hawn, I don't remember any others.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7637 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4686 times:

I don't remember the first one, although I do remember them showing some black and white film on a LH DC10 back in 1977 flying from YYZ-FRA, but the first movie I remember watching was on an AC L1011 from DUS-LHR-YVR in 1985, they showed James Bond's Octopussy. The forgot the earphones in LHR, so they played the audio through the aircrafts PA system.

[Edited 2007-05-12 23:55:22]


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4674 times:

Quoting Klima (Thread starter):
Do you remember your first in-flight movie? Smile

No, I don't but that would have been on a Swissair B747-357 from ZRH to BOS as this was my first long-haul flight.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24061 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4659 times:

It's funny how these things stick in your mind after many years, but I clearly recall my first inflight move: The Reivers (Steve McQueen), on a Pan Am 707-320B from SEA to LHR in April 1970.

User currently offlineEbs757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 758 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4651 times:

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User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4638 times:
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Its most likely going to be something like Toy Story on Virgin Atlantic, back when i was a child and on my first long flight.
Never really watched films on a plane before that, then again, I could never see the screens before.
Of course, thinking about it now, this was on VS's old "Gallery" IFE system, and it would have been on G-VRUM

Memories.

Kev.



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User currently offlineMDL412 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4626 times:

The first movie I clearly recall watching would have been "Dave" on a FLL-BOS flight... US Air I think. I'd guess this was summer of 1993. These days, unless I'm on B6 I pretty much bring my laptop and watch whatever I want to  Smile.

User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4619 times:

The first one I remember is The Secret of my Success starring Michael J. Fox. Flying on my way to Vancouver BC.

User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4617 times:

Tod auf dem Nil = Death on Nil I don't remember the origanl english title. But i saw this film on Finnair in 1979 from
AMS-JFK.

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User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 750 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4613 times:
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I can't remember the first one, but the most memorable one to me was on a Swissair 747 in March, 1977 from ZRH to JFK:

"Won Ton Ton: The Wonder Dog Who Saved Hollywood"

It was a hilarious comedy, and the whole plane continually laughed out loud and really enjoyed it. It also made that flight seemingly very short!



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User currently onlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 944 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4604 times:

I remember it was a comedy cop film starring Harrison Ford; so I think it was Hollywood Homicide. It was on a UA 757 from ORD to SEA. Not a bad film, but not great either. On the return flight it was Legally Blonde 2.

User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4599 times:

YUL-AMS July 1979 B747 Superman with C.Reeves

User currently offline113312 From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 564 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4589 times:

I cannot remember what the film was but it was American Airlines Astrovision back in the 1960's. At the time, they had this set up with individual projectors and screens every few rows on each side of the aisle on the Boeing 707. The film actually went all the way around the cabin passing through each individual projector along the way. It worked oK unless the film broke.

This was a pretty good system as it was bright enough that everyone didn't have to lower the window shades although it would make it better. The other airlines only had a single screen at the front of the cabin accross the aisle and then the shades certainly had to be lowered.


User currently offlineAyubogg From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2007, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4580 times:

It was an AM flight TIJ-MEX back in 1999 that I remember watching the actual movie showing on-board. It was The Straight Story. I was about 10 years old back then so I didn't really understand it fully but I still enjoyed it.


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User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3173 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4576 times:

Can't remember the name of the movie, but think the action took part somewhere in Africa. It was anayway in July 1993 on SK907 from FBU (old Oslo airport) to EWR on a 767-300ER

User currently offlineDFWMzuri From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4566 times:

I can barely remember my last in-flight movie, and that was in February on Lufthansa, let alone my first, which must have been on Pan Am or BA or UA or TWA in the late 70's.

25 2000first : mine was Working Girl on an Air Canada tristar from BFS-YYZ in May 1989!!! Interestingly, we had to make an unscheduled fuel stop in Montreal due to u
26 Sammyb : My first was 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon' from MAN-JSI.
27 Post contains images N215AZ : "Biodome" from TOL to Miami International, never want to see that movie again! N215AZ
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