Skip to comments.Obama Family Goes to the Movies to See 'Avatar' (had the theater to themselves)
Posted on 12/31/2009 11:46:01 AM PST by maggiefEdited on 12/31/2009 12:00:53 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
The Obamas visited a movie theater near their rented vacation home in Hawaii on Thursday morning for a screening of the sci-fi spectacular. Officials say the first family had the theater to themselves to watch director James Cameron's tech-heavy film.
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A true man of the people - how refreshing.
Works out on the Marine base, then goes to see a Marine-hating movie. Nice.
Did they pay for the popcorn?
Did they pay for all the other seats? Theatres have been selling oout so that is lost revenue.
Cast includes typical blue people.
Who does he think he is, Elvis??
These people are doing anything to escape their own “reality.”
This guy knows he’s a one termer.
Stupid movie for this family. But then again, Obama might get some ideas for his virtual world.
$10 says they already saw it in the state-of-the-art White House theater before they left DC.
Ruined the experience for everyone else, “sold out”. Presidents can typically have any current release they request screened at the White House.
He doesn’t have to pay to use the gym facilties at the base.
Renting a room at your local movie theater isn’t difficult, and it’s not all that expensive.
And I’d wager another $5 that Michelle dumped her coke and popcorn on the floor just so some peon would have to clean up after her.
It’s just “Dances with Wolves.” Except the Indians are blue. Don’t waste your money.
Zero’s take on Avatar:
May have been by the civilians' choice.
Has he picked a church yet?
What are his children going to think when they leave the WH?
Surely, they won’t believe they are entitled? /s
I can’t imagine any other president describing himself as a “movie buff.”
Couldn’t they have ordered a copy of the movie instead of disrupting people’s lives?
Other people don’t have lives.
Today, Thursday, before noon? Hell, it’s still only 10am over there in Wiki Wiki....
You cling to religion to much. Say, isn’t it about time for another muslim dinner at the white house?
Guess he got in for free, too.
A few years ago we went to a multiscreen theater in downtown Hilo that had many of the latest movies CHEAP, like a buck a seat, as I remember.
But, then again, we had to enjoy it with the rest of the rabble. sarc/off
It’s a 3 hour movie. Ain’t it?
These people are doing anything to escape their own reality.
Wonder if Obama will let his kids watch Blind Side? About a white family who helps an African American kid and accepts them in their family. Kid becomes a great football player (gets a football scholarship and goes to the NFL) with the help of his adopted family.
They probably went to see it in Imax Format which I am sure the White House doesn't have. They got kids so I think we can give 'em a pass on this one. I don't begrudge a President a bit of Normal R&R even if they have to shut down a theater or two.
Flying to Copenhagen to get a Nobel he didn't earn... Yeah, waste of taxpayer money. Taking his wife and kids to see Avatar at the Imax once a year. OK. It sucks they have to go through all the crap to move him around but its the world we live in.
No discussion of the specs of the projection equipment at the White House but gives a rundown on presidential movie picks...
our tax dollars at work...............paying for all his nonsense
I think “Dances with Fern Gully” is the official title.
I was so bored I just wanted it to end. Didn’t even watch the last 20 minutes.
It’s good to be the king!!!
Was the theatre empty because its such a bad or PC film?
Or was it empty because it had the sign on the door “Only Kings allowed”
The Great Karnak says "Unobtanium!"
The Great Karnak's sidekick repeats the answer, "Unobtanium!"
The Great Karnak turns to his sidekick and says, "May the PETN of a thousand thongs infest your airsick bag."
The Great Karnak then opens the envelope and reads the question, "What would you call Obama's search for a clue?"
First is the scene in Annie where Oliver Warbucks brings her to a private movie showing in Radio City Music Hall. (Annie falls asleep.)
Second is during my honeymoon with mrs. jimfree. We saw Herbie Rides Again and might as well have been alone in the small theater at the Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake of the Ozarks Missouri.
Because the Secret Service profiled. Anyone who wasn't a presidential family member was not allowed in.
Profiling - If it's good enough for the Secret Service, it's good enough for the rest of us
Church of the 19th hole.
Well commie propaganda does attract commies.
Yeah, wouldn’t want all that riff-raff around.
I would seriously doubt it since he and Moosechelle hate Whitey.
Unless they used it as a “teaching moment” to point out how Whitey was living in the South, where they used to have slavery, so the wealthy white family should have already sent all their money to Africa for the sake of redistributive change - you know, the thingy that Bambi thinks was left out of the Constitution.
Isn’t that special.../S
Apparently, it’s really nice being King of the USA. They’ve really benefited from some special perks since taking office as the POTUS. Reminds me of the old Soviet Russian system. All comrades are equal except the heads of the Party.
New Years Eve turned out to be Movie Day for the First Family. Vacationing in Hawaii on a rainy day, President Obama, his wife and their two daughters headed to a local shopping mall movie theater to take in the Digital 3-D showing of Avatar.
The Secret Service cleared one of the 10 theaters at the Windward Malls multiplex in Kaneohe for the Obamas, who arrived for the special screening around 9:20 a.m., well before the days regular showings get underway so as not to inconvenience other moviegoers. The other nine theaters at the multiplex are open as usual.
The president headed out to the movie after separate phone calls with John O. Brennan, his counterterrorism adviser, and Janet Napolitano, his secretary of homeland security, to discuss preliminary findings of their reviews into the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Airlines Flight 253. Mr. Obama released a statement saying that he will meet with agency heads on Tuesday after returning to Washington to discuss our ongoing reviews as well as security enhancements and intelligence-sharing improvements in our homeland security and counterterrorism operations.
The children of U.S. President Barack Obama, Malia (R) and Sasha (C), leave a car to go to the movie "Avatar" at Windward Mall in Kaneohe, Hawaii, with their parents December 31, 2009.
how very silly