Klima
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Your First In-Flight Movie

Fri May 11, 2007 9:24 am

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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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Fri May 11, 2007 10:48 am

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.
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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Fri May 11, 2007 3:38 pm

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 ...
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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Fri May 11, 2007 6:01 pm

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.
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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Fri May 11, 2007 6:08 pm

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

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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Fri May 11, 2007 7:22 pm

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 ...).
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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Fri May 11, 2007 11:27 pm

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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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Sat May 12, 2007 1:52 am

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
 
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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Sat May 12, 2007 1:53 am

'Enemy of the State' on a BA 747, LHR-JFK back in March '99
 
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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Sat May 12, 2007 7:04 pm

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.
 
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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Sun May 13, 2007 6:54 am

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.

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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Sun May 13, 2007 3:45 pm

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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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Mon May 14, 2007 7:42 am

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.
 
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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Mon May 14, 2007 11:22 am

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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Tue May 15, 2007 5:32 am

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

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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Wed May 16, 2007 12:33 pm

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.
 
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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Thu May 17, 2007 5:12 am

The first one I remember is The Secret of my Success starring Michael J. Fox. Flying on my way to Vancouver BC.
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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Thu May 17, 2007 6:33 am

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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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Thu May 17, 2007 9:03 pm

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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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Fri May 18, 2007 6:07 am

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.
 
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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Fri May 18, 2007 7:29 am

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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Sat May 19, 2007 3:04 am

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.
 
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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Sat May 19, 2007 3:10 pm

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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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Sat May 19, 2007 4:49 pm

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
 
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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Sat May 19, 2007 11:32 pm

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.
 
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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Sat May 19, 2007 11:47 pm

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 unusually strong headwinds! (according to the captain....there may have been a different reason that he didnt tell us about!)
 
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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Sun May 20, 2007 2:53 am

My first was 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon' from MAN-JSI.
 
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RE: Your First In-Flight Movie

Sun May 20, 2007 3:29 am

"Biodome" from TOL to Miami International, never want to see that movie again!  drunk 

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