President Obama's secret White House screenings revealed


Bets are good that the Obama family will be watching the Oscar telecast on Feb. 26 considering what avid movie fans they are.

Now that he's gone from office, Hollywood insiders reveal the Obama White House constantly asked for access to new releases. Hollywood has a long tradition of providing films to the White House, where there's a posh screening room.

"There was never a film they didn't request to watch," says an executive at one studio. President Obama's office also routinely requested awards screeners (including La La Land and other current Oscar contenders).

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31 photos of the Obama family over the past 8 years
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31 photos of the Obama family over the past 8 years

January 20, 2009

At the president's inauguration. 

Photo: Pete Souza/Courtesy of The White House

January 20, 2019

Backstage at the inauguration.

Photo: Pete Souza/Courtesy of The White House

February 22, 2009

Dancing at the Governor's Ball.

Photo: Pete Souza/Courtesy of The White House

April 5, 2009

Signing the guestbook at Prague Castle in the Czech Republic.

Photo: Pete Souza/Courtesy of The White House

August 8, 2010

Celebrating the president's 49th birthday.

Photo: Pete Souza/White House

August 8, 2010

At the president's 49th birthday barbecue.

Photo: Pete Souza/Courtesy of The White House

August 14, 2010

Swimming with Sasha in Florida.

Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

December 27, 2010

Eating shave ice in Hawaii. 

Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

January 19, 2011

The president and First Lady entering a state dinner with Chinese president Hu Jintao.

Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

March 2, 2011

Preparing to greet recipients of the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal. 

Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

June 11, 2011

Celebrating Sasha's birthday at Camp David.

Photo: Pete Souza/Courtesy of The White House

July 4, 2011

Watching fireworks from the roof of the White House.

Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

January 1, 2012

A New Year's Day swim in Hawaii.

Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

July 16, 2012

Caught on the kiss cam at an Olympic baseball game.

Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

September 6, 2012

Backstage at the Democratic National Convention.

Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

January 17, 2013

Singing 'Happy Birthday' to the First Lady.

Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

January 20, 2013

A family portrait on the president's second Inauguration Day.

Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

January 21, 2013

Riding in the inaugural parade.

Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

June 16, 2013

Backstage at Sasha's dance recital. 

Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

February 11, 2014

At a state dinner for President François Hollande of France.

Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

June 16, 2016

On the South Lawn, returning to the White House after a trip to California. 

Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

June 16, 2016

On the South Lawn, returning to the White House after a trip to California. 

Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

September 14, 2014

Viewing a portrait of Abraham Lincoln at the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

December 3, 2014

Under the mistletoe at a dinner for combatant commanders and military leadership.

Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

February 23, 2015

With Malia in the Oval Office.

Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

March 7, 2015

Listening to the remarks of Representative John Lewis in Selma, at the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

April 5, 2015 

A family portrait on Easter Sunday in the Rose Garden.

Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

July 17, 2015

With Malia at the Whitney Museum, in New York.

Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

August 22, 2015

Malia biking in Martha's Vineyard.

Photo: Pete Souza/AP

April 7, 2015

Exiting Air Force One in Chicago.

Photo: Pete Souza/AP

May 18, 2015

Malia in her yard. 

Photo: Pete Souza/AP

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Another source says an ask even came in to watch Monster Trucks several days before Barack and Michelle Obama and their daughters, Malia — currently interning at Harvey Weinstein's film company — and Sasha, left the White House for good on Jan. 20.

Sources say one or more members of the Obama family watched movies in the screening room, in the private residence and even on Air Force One. And when vacationing in Kailua, Hawaii, the Obama family often went to a nearby Regal theater.

"Bill Clinton was famously interested as well in movies, but that was in the DVD era, so more often than not, he would ask for DVDs," says an executive. "George W. not so much."

So far, the Trump White House has been relatively quiet, although the new president hosted a screening for Finding Dory (on DVD) and asked for access to James Franco-Bryan Cranston comedy Why Him?.

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A look back at Obama family trips through the years
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A look back at Obama family trips through the years
HONOLULU, HI - DECEMBER 26: President-elect Barack Obama points out different flavors of shave ice to youngest daughter Sasha (R) as his oldest daughter Malia (L) looks on at Kokonuts Shave Ice and Snacks at Koko Head Marina shopping mall on December 26, 2008 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Obama and his family have been in his native Hawaii since December 20 for the Christmas holiday. (Photo by Kent Nishimura-Pool/Getty Images)
US President Elect Barack Obama (R) with daughers Sasha (2nd-R)) and Malia (L) orders shave ice for them and friends December 26, 2008 in Hawai'i Kai, Hawaii. AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and their daughters Sasha and Malia walk through the Kremlin in Moscow on July 6, 2009. US President Barack Obama faces a delicate balancing act on human rights as he visits Moscow in a bid to 'reset' strained relations and win Russia's support on a range of pressing security issues. AFP PHOTO / RIA NOVOSTI / SERGEI GUNEEV (Photo credit should read SERGEI GUNEEV/AFP/Getty Images)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (R) speaks with US President Barack Obama with his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha at the Kremlin in Moscow on July 6, 2009. The Russian and US leaders Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama announced agreements on Afghanistan and cutting their nuclear arsenals as they sought a new era in battered relations. AFP PHOTO / RIA NOVOSTI / KREMLIN POOL / MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C), accompanied by her mother Marian Robinson (wearing red), and her daughter Malia look at a giant cross as her other daughter Sasha (L) looks on while visiting the Colosseum in Rome July 8, 2009. REUTERS/Max Rossi (ITALY POLITICS TRAVEL)
US President's wife Michelle Obama visits with her two daughters Malia (L) and Sasha (R) the Eiffel tower, on June 5, 2009 in Paris. US President Barack Obama arrives in France to attend the D-Day celebrations to mark the 65th anniversary of the June 6, 1944 allied landings in France, leading commemorations attended by thousands of Americans on June 6 at the ceremony above Omaha Beach, where more than 9,000 US troops fought and died in June 1944. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama (L) light a candle with daughters Sasha (C) and Malia (R) in Notre Dame Cathedral in this handout photo taken in Paris, June 6, 2009 and later released by the White House. Photo is low resolution but highest resolution offered by source. REUTERS/Pete Souza/The White House/Handout (FRANCE POLITICS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) stands with her daughters Malia (R) and Sasha at the Centre Georges Pompidou Museum in Paris June 7, 2009. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE POLITICS)
FRANCE - JUNE 07: Michelle Obama, Sasha Obama, Malia Obama go shopping in Paris in Paris, France on June 07, 2009. (Photo by Pierre HOUNSFIELD/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Malia alongside first lady Michelle Obama and Sasha Obama during their tour of the Cape Coast Castle, a former slave holding facility, in the town of Cape Coast, Ghana, July 11, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed (GHANA POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha look over the wall alongside canons during their tour of the Cape Coast Castle, a former slave holding facility, in the town of Cape Coast, Ghana, July 11, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed (GHANA POLITICS)
U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia (R) and Sasha walk to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, August 23, 2009. The first family are flying to Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts for a week-long vacation. Woman second from right is unidentified. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES)
US President Barack Obama rides his bicycle with Sasha (R) and First Lady Michelle Obama and Malia (not in picture) along the Lobsterville beach on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, on August 27, 2009. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama (C) visits a lighthouse during sightseeing with First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha and other friends on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, on August 27, 2009. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
First Daughter Malia climbs up the top of a lighthouse during sightseeing with US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and sister Sasha on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, on August 27, 2009. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Sasha (R) and Malia (L) Obama, daughters of U.S. President Barack Obama arrive for their vacation aboard Air Force One at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 24, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) walks with first lady Michelle Obama (2nd R) and their two children, Sasha (L) and Malia (2nd L), as they look at the White-Handed Gibbon at the Honolulu Zoo in Hawaii January 3, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their two children Malia and Sasha, visit the Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, August 15, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
US President Barack Obama (R) and First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia (obscured) watch the eruption of the Old Faithful Geyser at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, August 15, 2009. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and his wife Michelle (2nd R) walk along a trail with their daughters Sasha (C) and Malia on Cadillac Mountain in Bar Harbor, Maine, July 16, 2010. The First Family is on vacation for the weekend. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS TRAVEL)
U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) and his wife Michelle (2nd R) walk along a trail with their daughters Sasha (L) and Malia on Cadillac Mountain in Bar Harbor, Maine, July 16, 2010. The First Family is on vacation for the weekend. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS TRAVEL)
US President Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia (L) and Sasha (not pictured) tour along a trail on Cadillac Mountain during the first family's weekend vacation in Bar Harbor, Maine, on July 16, 2010. AFP PHOTO/YURI GRIPAS (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)
VINEYARD HAVEN - AUGUST 19: President Barack Obama leaves the Bunch of Grapes bookstore with daughters Sasha and Malia. The Obama family is vacationing on Martha's Vineyard. (Photo by Bill Greene/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha (L) and Malia tour Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro late March 20, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS TRAVEL RELIGION)
U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia (2nd L) and Sasha (R) tour Christ the Redeemer Statue on Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro late March 20, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION TRAVEL)
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (L) talks to her daughter Sasha as they watch a demonstration of capoeira, traditional Brazilian martial art converted into dance, during a cultural performance with young Brazilians who have participated in a range of U.S.-sponsored development programs, in Brasilia March 19, 2011. Also attending the event are Michelle Obama's mother Marian Robinson (R) and her other daughter Malia. The Obamas are on the first leg of a three-country tour of Latin America. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS)
US President Barack Obama, daughters Malia (L), Sasha (R) and two unidentified family friends make their way to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on August 24, 2012. Obama is headed to the Camp David presidential retreat to spend the weekend. AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)
US First Lady Michelle Obama (C), her daughters from Sasha (L), Malia (2nd-L), her mother Marian Robinson (R) and Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping pose for photographers as they visit the Forbidden City in Beijing on March 21, 2014. Michelle Obama arrived in Beijing with her mother and daughters to kick off a seven-day, three-city tour where she will focus on education and cultural exchange. AFP PHOTO / POOL (Photo credit should read ANDY WONG/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Michelle Obama (back L) walks with her daughters Malia (front) and Sasha (back R) during a visit to the Great Wall Mutianyu, northeast of Beijing, on March 23, 2014. Michelle Obama arrived in Beijing on March 20 with her mother and daughters to kick off a seven-day, three-city tour to focus on education and cultural exchange. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)
XI'AN, CHINA - MARCH 24: First Lady Michelle Obama with her daughters Malia Obama and Sasha Obama, mother Marian Robinson visit Museum of Terracotta Warriors during a visit to the historic excavation site on March 24, 2014 in Xi'an, China. Michelle Obama's one-week-long visit in China will be focused on educational and cultural exchanges. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
XI'AN, CHINA - MARCH 24: First Lady Michelle Obama with her daughters Malia Obama and Sasha Obama, mother Marian Robinson visit the Xi'an City Wall on March 24, 2014 in Xi'an, China. Michelle Obama's one-week-long visit in China will be focused on educational and cultural exchanges. Michelle Obama's one-week-long visit in China will be focused on educational and cultural exchanges. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) hugs her daughters Malia (2nd L) and Sasha (R) as they watch a folk dance by performers during her visit at the City Wall, in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS TRAVEL SOCIETY)
Reporters gather at a giant panda enclosure as U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (2nd L), her mother Marian Robinson, her daughters Malia (3rd R) and Sasha (L) watch giant pandas during their visit at Giant Panda Research Base in Chengdu, Sichuan province, March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ANIMALS SOCIETY)
US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and her daughters Malia (R) and Sasha (rear), talks with US artist Joan Jonas (L) during a visit at the US pavillon of the Venice Biennale venue no June 20, 2015 in Venice. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
US artist Joan Jonas (R) walks with US First Lady Michelle Obama (2nd R) and her daughters Malia (L) and Sasha (C), during a visit at the US pavillon of the Venice Biennale venue on June 20, 2015 in Venice. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 16: Malia (C) and Sasha Obama (C) leave Downing Street following a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha Cameron on June 16, 2015 in London, England. The First Lady travelled to the UK to visit London with her daughters, Malia and Sasha and her Mother, Mrs. Marian Robinson, to continue a global tour promoting her Let Girls Learn Initiative. She met with students to discuss how the UK and U.S. are working together to expand girls education around the world. Next she will travel on to Milan and Vicenza in Italy. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 20: U.S. President Barack Obama (C), first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia, 17, and Sasha, 14, stop to look at a painting of Abraham Lincoln in the Museum of the City of Havana during a walking tour of the historic Old Havana guided by city historian Eusebio Leal (L) March 20, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. Obama is the first sitting president to visit Cuba in nearly 90 years. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A room is seen at the U.S. ambassadorial residence, where U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, their two daughters Malia and Sasha and the first lady's mother Marian Robinson are scheduled to stay during the first visit by a U.S. president to Cuba in 88 years, in Havana, March 14, 2016. Picture taken March 14, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
U.S. President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle, and their daughters Malia and Sasha, are guided on a tour of Old Havana, soon after arriving for a three-day visit, in Havana March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
US President Barack Obama (C) is accompanied by Cuban President Raul Castro (3-L) and followed by his daughters Malia (R) and Sasha as they walk to board their plane to fly to Argentina at Jose Marti international airport in Havana on March 22, 2016. US President Barack Obama told Cubans on Tuesday he wants to 'bury' decades of Cold War conflict and then joined his counterpart Raul Castro for some baseball diplomacy to wrap up his historic visit to the communist island. AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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