2001: A Space Odyssey
In honor of its 50th anniversary, Warner Bros. is releasing the film in Imax in 350 theaters for a one-week confinedengagement, releasing on Aug. 24. An unrestored 70mm version could be shown in Imax in four venues in l. a., new york, San Francisco, and Toronto. Tickets move on sale Friday.
“2001: A Space Odyssey” follows Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood as astronauts on a journey to Jupiter with the computer HAL 9000 after the discovery of a mysterious black monolith with a profound effect on human evolution. Since it debuted on April 4, 1968, it is widely considered to be one of the most influential films ever made — a landmark both in terms of its special effects and its narrative daring. The Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry in 1991.
Kubrick produced and co-wrote the screenplay with science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke. It was the highest-grossing film in North America in 1968 and has since gone on to earn $58 million after a number of re-releases.