Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey to screen in IMAX
Continuing the 50th anniversary celebration of Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, Warner Bros. Pictures is bringing the film to more than 350 IMAX theatres across North America for one week only, beginning on August 24th. This marks the first time ever that moviegoers will have the opportunity to view the seminal film on the largest possible screen, creating a truly immersive experience. Tickets will be available for sale this Friday, August 3.
Award-winning director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Dunkirk, Inception) was the one who oversee the whole restoration process of the 2001: A Space Odyssey “unrestored” 70 mm print. This will be Kubrick’s first film that will be release in IMAX theaters.
The unrestored 70mm film version will also be featured in four selected theaters as part of the week-long IMAX release, including: AMC Universal Citywalk IMAX (Universal City), AMC Lincoln Square IMAX (New York City), AMC Metreon IMAX (San Francisco), and Ontario Place Cinesphere IMAX (Toronto).
Widely considered among the greatest films of the 20th century, 2001: A Space Odyssey was originally released on April 4, 1968, igniting the imaginations of both critics and audiences. With the film, Kubrick redefined the limits of moviemaking and cemented his legacy as one of the most revolutionary and influential motion picture directors of all time.“
2001: A Space Odyssey was directed and produced by Kubrick from a screenplay he co-wrote with legendary science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke. The film stars Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood.