(September 20, 2001 – Burbank, CA) – Stanley Kubrick’s award-winning classic, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” will be shown in limited exclusive engagements beginning October 5, 2001, and continuing through the end of the year. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. Audiences will be able to see the acclaimed science fiction epic in a pristine 70mm print, with a digitally restored and fully re-mastered soundtrack. “More than 30 years after its initial release, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ remains a favorite of movie fans,” said Fellman. “We are extremely pleased to offer this brand new print with superior sound to a legion of devoted fans and introduce a new generation of moviegoers to this extraordinary film at the highest level of quality.” The new print premieres October 5 at the Cinerama Theater in Seattle. Subsequent engagements will follow at the Castro Theater in San Francisco, the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood and The Uptown in Washington, D.C. “2001: A Space Odyssey” broke countless frontiers and pushed the limits of the art of motion pictures. The film, about the nature of man and machine, existence and eternity, set against the immeasurable scope of the universe, has mesmerized generations of audiences and has been called one of the most influential films in history. Nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Director and Screenplay, the film took home an Oscar for its stunning visual effects and claimed three BAFTA Awards for Art Direction, Cinematography and Sound, as well as a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. Directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick from a screenplay by Kubrick and renowned science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, “2001: A Space Odyssey” stars Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood. The director of photography is Geoffrey Unsworth, production designers are Tony Masters, Harry Lange and Ernie Archer, and editor is Ray Lovejoy. The film is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, an AOL Time Warner Company.
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