The U.S.S. Discovery, which plays a pivotal role in the Stanley Kubrick science fiction masterpiece "2001: A Space Odyssey," returns to the screen on Aug. 3 when the film comes to IMAX screens across the country (Photo by Warner Bros.)
LOS ANGELES – 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 24. 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 Kubrick.
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 formats.
Tickets for the IMAX engagement go on sale this Friday, August 3.
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.