2001: A Space Odyssey in 70mm


The first time I saw this movie was in high school. I'm sure Kubrick never intended for 2001: A Space Odyssey to be screened over two school days on a small television wheeled into a high school film class. Watching this movie in a packed theater, on a giant screen in 70mm is the way it should be seen. The Hollywood Theatre is one of only about a dozen theaters in the country that can even screen 70mm film. All five screenings sold out and it was worth it. There was even a giant monolith outside of the theater. And how fitting that a day after the screening, NASA's Juno spacecraft arrives in Jupiter's orbit.