December 31st, 2009
05:10 PM ET
8 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. Proud to be a Republican

    Who gives a crap?????

    December 31, 2009 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  2. bmt

    Typical Obama, block an entire movie theater when kids are on vacation, yet he can get any movie he want in the White House Theater...this guy is like Daddy Warbucks on the taxpayers dime

    December 31, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  3. MEND PIKIN NIGERIAN

    The first family are only human. Obama has worked tirelessly since coming to power to improve our world. They deserve some timeout.

    December 31, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  4. RichP the Pocono's

    I think it will go right over their heads...

    December 31, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  5. Speaking for Liberals

    Why is this on the Politcal Ticker?

    December 31, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  6. all the news that's fit to omit

    Wow, he acts faster to see a movie than make a uh, uh, uh, uh decision on more important things.

    Happy new year Ditherer in chief and prepare to lose seats and Governorships this year and they ALL can thank you and your buddies brutally inept administration.

    Phrases of the year are the truthful "You lie" and the stupid as all hell "The system worked" by Jan and Gibby.

    See you next year leftists.

    December 31, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  7. JonDie

    Not news

    December 31, 2009 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  8. Black Viper

    Slow new day at CNN. Why not mention what they are having for meal as well

    December 31, 2009 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  9. huh

    Why is this political news? What next..

    "Obama and his family drive through the local Burger King, film at 11"

    December 31, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  10. john

    wow...let us know if the get any popcorn, will ya?

    December 31, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  11. Out the door in 4

    Woa, stop the presses for this big news story.

    December 31, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  12. terry,va

    Good movie...BAAAAAAD president.

    December 31, 2009 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  13. CBR

    Oh gee I really needed to know what move the first family will watch. I think there are more serious issues to deal with than the movie choice.

    CNN just keep going to the ridiculous thus the lowere ratings.

    December 31, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  14. Debby

    So did a million other people CNN. We actually saw it already even before your Messiah did. LOL

    December 31, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  15. SF Serg

    Let's hear it Republicans, start criticizing.

    December 31, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  16. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    OK, Calling The Party of NO – Calling the party of NO
    Here is yet another chance to misrepresent Presidential/National SECURITY as some kind of self indulgent discrimination against the "proletariat."

    If you can't think of anything more original than that, grow a brain and try again.
    Family outings, for any in tact family (especially "families of color") is important. Other than keeping the kids up all night, Rocky Horror style to sit in SAFE empty theaters, what does one suggest?
    I'm glad to see this family acting like one, it well represents a PRIMARY American ideal.

    December 31, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  17. Sylvia

    this is news????? when do they eat and go to the restroom?????

    December 31, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  18. gt

    he needs to see....Patton..

    December 31, 2009 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  19. Fooled Again

    I'm going to watch the movie "Obama Deception". I think it's a love story, I'm not sue. Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2009 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  20. clr33

    Ya think he will ever get back to work? I mean – it's not like we didn't just have 8 of our CIA operatives killed yesterday or anything... I am sure Pelosi is thrilled about the deaths of those lying CIA people.

    December 31, 2009 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  21. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Planes haven't stop flying, people are getting ready to enjoy New Years and watch the ball drop in New York. Terrorist have failed to put fear in the American people.

    December 31, 2009 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  22. GOP

    Obama shouldn't be watching a movie with his family. This country has issues that need to be dealt with!!

    Hiss! Roaarr! Stomp!

    Limbaugh/Palin 0'12

    December 31, 2009 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  23. Jerry

    You call this reporting? Shame on you! Where are the details? Who got popcorn? Does the Pres get extra butter? Coke or Pepsi? Regular or diet? Down front or back row? Does he look goofy in those 3D glasses or can he pull it off? Do they sit together & hold hands or do the girls sit between them, or do they sit in the back & make out? Come on CNN, if you're gonna give us the fluff, give us ALL the fluff!!

    December 31, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  24. terry,va

    Isn't it great to be special? Obummie gets the theater to himself. Here's an idea. How about getting the DVD.....I know you have the pull with your Hollywood friends... and do your job of protecting the country both domestically and internationally. You are clueless and are way in over your head. Putin has your head spinning, the people of Iran are begging for us to help them while the madman is making a nuclear bomb, Israel is being throw to the wolves, terrorist are laughing at you, and China owns you. How about resigning and returning to Acorn?

    December 31, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  25. Beth

    I fail to see how this is news.

    I would like to know how much it's costing the American tax payers for the president to go to the movies. Personally, I think $7/ticket is a rip off, I'm wonder how much it cost to rent out and entire theater.

    December 31, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
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