Stanley Kubricks Sci-Fi Classic 2001: A Space Odyssey Coming to IMAX Theatres for the First Time Ever

Continuing the 50th anniversary celebration of Stanley
Kubrick’s science fiction masterpiece “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Warner
Bros. Pictures is bringing the film to 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. The announcement was made today by Jeff
Goldstein, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The IMAX engagement comes on the heels of the widely successful
“unrestored” 70mm film release of “2001: A Space Odyssey,” which was
overseen by acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, a lifelong admirer of

As part of the week-long IMAX release, four select theatres will be
showcasing the feature on IMAX® 70mm film: AMC Universal
Citywalk IMAX, Universal City, AMC Lincoln Square IMAX, New York City,
AMC Metreon IMAX, San Francisco, and Ontario Place Cinesphere IMAX,
Toronto. The IMAX 70mm film print, to be shown exclusively in these four
locations, was created from the recently released “unrestored” 70mm
print—a true photochemical film recreation struck from new printing
elements made from the original camera negative with no digital tricks,
remastered effects, or revisionist edits. The additional IMAX theaters
will be presenting a brand new 4K restoration of “2001: A Space Odyssey”
in IMAX® with Laser and IMAX® Xenon projection

Tickets for the IMAX engagement go on sale this Friday, August 3rd.

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.

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