Has the movie Interstellar been added to the database for in-flight entertainment on any flights yet? In other words, if I wanted to board a flight just to watch Interstellar, could I do that? If so, where?

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    Note that there is typically no guarantee that the monitor in the seat in front of yours will be operating correctly. Likewise, equipment changes happen all the time - replacement planes may have no in-flight entertainment. When additionally taking into account carbon emission, it appears most resonable for you to either (1) watch it in cinema (if they still have it), or (2) wait for it to appear on disc.
    – DCTLib
    Commented Dec 30, 2014 at 9:38
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    I've never seen a film available on a plane while it was still showing in cinemas Commented Dec 30, 2014 at 9:53
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    Why the downvotes, people?
    – JoErNanO
    Commented Dec 30, 2014 at 12:08
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    Interesting method of choosing a destination....
    – Karlson
    Commented Dec 30, 2014 at 14:20
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    While I don't plan to watch Interstellar, I would like to know more about the releasing of movies on in-flight entertainment, so upvoting.
    – Golden Cuy
    Commented Dec 30, 2014 at 23:17

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So you want to watch a great movie strapped to a uncomfortable seat, while the person in front of you reclines his seat and crushes your feet, on a small crappy screen, interrupted by PA announcements, with babies crying, people coughing and farting and constant engine sound in the background.

The answer is no, not yet. You have to wait a few more months, maybe a year until its out of cinemas and then you get to fulfill your dream

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    Wrong, many airlines purchase the movies and show them in that period when the movie leaves the theaters and before it is on DVDs, the same period where the movies can be purchased on the so called "home cinemas" in cable networks. It is a great way for movie makers to get some extra bucks in this period from airlines actually. Commented Dec 30, 2014 at 18:19
  • You said that airlines buy movies when they leave the theathers. Which is exactly what I said. What are we arguing about? :) Commented Dec 30, 2014 at 18:22
  • I said, after they leave the theaters and before they are on DVDs, that is most likely to be less than a year AFAIK Commented Dec 30, 2014 at 18:23
  • Actually I was reading the comment in the question which says to wait for it to be on disc, then read your answer, mixed the two in my head and replied accordingly :) so your answer is right. Commented Dec 30, 2014 at 18:25
  • There are crying babies, farts and coughs in a film hall too :( 1080p (preferably a pirated copy) + load of Nutella is my kind of heaven. Airline sites often advertise their in-flight entertainment (Malaysia Airlines for example). But from what I've seen, films get added to IFE when they are done in theaters.
    – AKS
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 19:33

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