(1968, dir. Stanley Kubrick, w/ Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter)
2001: A Space Odyssey will finish at approximately 9:59pm.
Kubrick's milestone masterpiece with many underlying, profound themes embodied under a science-fiction plot. 2001 traces our evolution from the leap out of the animal kingdom by the instilling of intelligence, to our ultimate fate confronting our destiny with the unknown. Magnificent use of the film medium. Co-scripted by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke (based on his short story "The Sentinel"). The Astor presents 2001 in 70mm Print Format - the way Kubrick intended it to be seen, complete with overture and intermission fully intact. Given The Astor is one of the last film houses able to screen 70mm prints, this is a major cause of excitement for any movie fan, as it is akin to seeing a piece of fine art on a gallery wall - this is the canvas it was meant to be experienced with. No high def digital format comes close to the richness, depth and clarity of seeing it in this lush film format. Not to be missed.