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Iamchip November 14th, 2011 11:22 AM

On board movies
 
Any way of knowing which movies will show on the ship or a way of guessing? I like to watch the late night movie before going to sleep every night.

Bruce Chafkin1 November 15th, 2011 02:16 AM

The movies offered on the ship will be pretty much the ones you watched on the flight to the ship.

Cruise lines and airlines get their onboard movies from the same sources.

First run movies are far too expensive for the mass market audience.

Just before the films are released on DVD to the public, promotional rental companies offer them to the airlines and cruise lines. First the films must be censored to avoid violating all the American Political Correctness rules.

Then the DVDs are shipped off to the ships and airplanes.
Since the ships have a bigger captive audience, for a longer time, they also supplement their offerings with very old films whose copyrights have expired.

Bruce Chafkin1 November 15th, 2011 02:18 AM

The movies offered on the ship will be pretty much the ones you watched on the flight to the ship.

Cruise lines and airlines get their onboard movies from the same sources.

First run movies are far too expensive for the mass market audience.

Just before the films are released on DVD to the public, promotional rental companies offer them to the airlines and cruise lines. First the films must be censored to avoid violating all the American Political Correctness rules.

Then the DVDs are shipped off to the ships and airplanes.
Since the ships have a bigger captive audience, for a longer time, they also supplement their offerings with very old films whose copyrights have expired.

Some cruise lines also offer a DVD library for loan or rent.

Iamchip November 16th, 2011 07:52 PM

Thanks for the info. Maybe now I can try and predict what I'll be watching...

sz November 19th, 2011 02:02 PM

or you can just go here

Newest Movies | Upcoming Films | New Releases

johnthed0g November 19th, 2011 04:01 PM

Some ships have on demand pay to view....

FairyTreat December 2nd, 2011 07:06 AM

I've also had experience with pay to view!

Donna December 3rd, 2011 07:06 PM

What ship will you be on? Since the Oasis and Allure of the seas have this deal with Dreamworks, we saw Puss N Boots before it even hit the theaters a few months ago, they even had Selma Hyak and Antonio Banderas onboard for the premier, just on the sail away day...

TravlGrl December 30th, 2011 10:58 AM

If you're booked on Princess, they send out pre-cruise emails, and one of them is dedicated to on-board entertainment. That email will list the movies that will be shown during your sailing.

PopSail June 21st, 2012 07:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Iamchip (Post 1401321)
Any way of knowing which movies will show on the ship or a way of guessing? I like to watch the late night movie before going to sleep every night.

It is quite strange watching a movie while on cruise?!

aerospace June 21st, 2012 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by PopSail (Post 1433828)
It is quite strange watching a movie while on cruise?!

After a long day of activities or day in port a movie can be a good way to escape your vacation for 2 hours lol

green_rd June 21st, 2012 09:56 AM

We always check out what they will be playing on the big screen. But never plan activities around it.

lonewolff August 27th, 2012 05:09 AM

If you are not sure what movies are being played on the ship, I always bring either my 30 gig video Ipod or laptop and an A/V cable (about $5.00 at Radioshack) and play what movies you have in your video library that you have brought with you. It is simply plugging it in to the red, white or yellow plugs on the back or side of the ships TV and your source. I do that on all travel adventurers because I never know what I want to do.

TheTexasKid October 21st, 2012 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by PopSail (Post 1433828)
It is quite strange watching a movie while on cruise?!

Actually, no, not for me, as I save the price of the movie ticket, as the movies are free on board, at least they have been free so far, and if you sail Disney Cruise Line, you can be one of the first to see a film from Walt Disney Productions, as when they release one of their films, they show it on board ship at 12:01 a.m. the day it is released to theaters.

Donna October 21st, 2012 06:32 PM

Last year on Allure of the seas, they had the pre movie of Puss and Boots onboard, before it hit the theaters. They also had Selma Hyak, Jennifer Lopez and Antonio B...there for the show....So, I would think some Dreamworks movies may start that way too....They did show the movie all week in 3D...

digitcamera November 9th, 2012 11:45 PM

I don't find it strange, I find it relaxing and a good way to wind down. Plus the movies are free so it saves the price of a ticket.


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