2001's (Brief) IMAX Odyssey

1 Aug 2018 - By TW Staff

Continuing its 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.

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. It's 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.

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.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime event for classic film buffs, so be sure to get your tickets when they're available August 3.