It’s not unusual for astronauts aboard the ISS to have movie nights. Huot said astronauts typically receive digital files that they play on a laptop or a standard projector.
Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted about one movie night in 2015:
Former station astronaut Greg Chamitoff and his crew mates also watched the “Star Trek” series every week. In 2009, astronaut Michael Barratt watched the new “Star Trek” movie on a laptop after NASA’s mission control in Houston transferred it via satellite.
NASA said the ISS has a collection of digital movies and DVDs, which were delivered during previous shuttle and station missions.
Last year, Gizmodo reporter Matt Novak, through a Freedom of Information Act request, obtained a complete list of movies and TV shows available for the ISS crew. It runs the gamut, from classic films like the “Godfather” series, to action-comedy movies like “Beverly Hills Cop,” to shows like “House of Cards” and “Modern Family.” There’s also a supply of sci-fi, action and space movies. (“Aliens,” “Armageddon,” “Captain America,” “Mission: Impossible” and “Gravity” are a few examples.)