December 31st, 2009
05:10 PM ET
10 months ago

Obamas catch 'Avatar'

The Obama family is watching 'Avatar' Thursday.
The Obama family is watching 'Avatar' Thursday.

(CNN) – Presidents go to the movies too.

Obama aides confirm the first family Thursday is catching the season's biggest hit: Avatar.

CNN's Ed Henry reports the family and their friends have the theater to themselves and are watching the 3-D version.

Follow Ed Henry on Twitter: @edhenrycnn


Filed under: President Obama
soundoff (47 Responses)
  1. Kimberly from Houston, Texas

    Good for them...hope they enjoy themselves!

    December 31, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  2. Juanita

    I agree that it's important to see any family mostly the first family having any sort of downtime in the fast paced life we all live at this time. They are going to see a good movie.

    Time to put the hate and critique's aside. Just a waste of what could be good and constructive to everyone.

    December 31, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  3. Mike in MN

    My guess is that the amount of time Obama will spend watching this movie is more than he has spent all year on national security or reducing the deficit.

    December 31, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  4. cnn wont post

    Well Mr. President hopefully your secretary's wont find something else to blame the former administration on. Really fire dhs secretary and make treasury secretary pay his taxes this year. Oh yea lets not forget to fire another IG who does not agree with you.. or a CEO. Enjoy the free show you are getting and the cost that is being spent on the USSS to protect you.

    December 31, 2009 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  5. Fred

    Nice product placement.

    December 31, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  6. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    Do the wingnuts realize that we were attacked by terrorists over 25 times in 2001, if you include the anthrax mailings?

    December 31, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  7. capmorgs

    Who CARES!!!!!!

    December 31, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  8. HouseDiva

    Avatar sux....they should have named the movie "dances with giant smurfs"

    December 31, 2009 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  9. dan smith

    About time Obozo got to work, on second thought America is much better off with him vacationing and going to movies all the time

    December 31, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  10. Moki, Tucson

    I'm glad that the President is taking time to be with his family, relax and have a diversion. All of those things are important for good mental and emotional health. If more politicians were doing the same we would have a lot less tension and hysteria in our country. A person constantly on the go, stressed out and addicted to adrenalin makes poor decisions.

    Right now more than ever, we need leaders in this country who are level-headed, calm, confident and focused. As a country, we need to step back, take a deep breath and contemplate where this accelerating hysteria is taking us. I don't think we don't want to go there.

    December 31, 2009 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  11. JSL

    coming statement from RNC:
    "It's curious the presidents spends his time focusing on the wars on other planets when his own nation is at risk."

    ...and from fox news: "Liberal Hollywood gets full White House attention"

    December 31, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  12. Making the most of it . . .

    Obama knows he's a one-term president - so he and Michelly are living up on our dime!

    December 31, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  13. Albo58

    Between this far left-slanted movie and a visit to the International House of Pancakes, perhaps this President will hone his diplomatic and security skills!

    December 31, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  14. Fan of Common Sense

    If Bush had gone on vacation and played golf and played in the ocean while the country was going through a major terrorism crisis, the media would have been ALL OVER HIM!! Now, out in Hawaii, its a MEDIA LOVEFEST!! What a double standard!!! When is the media going to start giving Obama and his incompetent band of thugs, goons, and radicals the scrutiny they deserve?

    December 31, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  15. Hammerer

    Obama's answer to the terrorist threats, let's see a movie and forget about it.

    December 31, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  16. Truth-Bomb Thrower

    It's a story I'm sure they can relate to. Beings who are not living in the same world as the rest of us and don't have to live and play by the same rules. :-)

    December 31, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  17. obama for socialism

    And we wonder why we are broke.

    December 31, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  18. Terry from GA

    President Obama loves technology and I'm not surprised he and his family want to see the movie.

    December 31, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  19. Chrissy, TX

    Who gives a crap! Fix the economy, health care, national security.... This man is pathetic.

    December 31, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  20. Last Dem Standing

    God bless him. I hope he enjoys his one time only presidency. He's let the Dems down with this watered down Health bill, sold out Gays and pays lip service to the lefts in the party. He's no "Hope" and "Change". He's a typical politico that's turning in a Dope leaving us with pocket change.

    December 31, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  21. MIrta

    And, let me guess...the First Lady wore something fashionable. Who Cares????

    December 31, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  22. Dumb-o-CRAPS are runing America

    Who cares? How is this news?

    December 31, 2009 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
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