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That’s exciting news! Thanks Bill.
73 times? Holy crap! That’s amazing. I think I’ve seen it about five times and once in Cinerama.
Bill, it will be great to hear your impressions of the new print then! Are you going today?
Edward Bowes, aka “Major” Bowes, was the manager of the Capitol Theatre. The mayor of New York in 1931 was Jimmy Walker who is not in this picture.
A live clip of the credits and applause for Nolan and the daughter of Mr. Kubrick
Two more “2001” 70mm engagements noted:
June 13-19: Santa Monica – Aero Theatre/American Cinematheque
July 26-August 5: New York – Museum of the Moving Image
Okay, my brother asked me this and I have no idea of the answer. Anyone?:
Was 2001 filmed in anamorphic 70mm ala “Mad World”? And, if so, are the new prints the same or are they adjusted optically to a non-anamorphic/flat image? He wants to know if what we see now is really the same as what we saw in 1968 at the Cinerama theatre. Thanks for any insight!
The LA Times piece doesn’t say that the original negative no longer exists. It says that the interpositives (I’ll have to look that up) used to make the new prints were made from the original negative in 1999.
Thanks Bill! Because I have no life, this what I did today. With the help of Google, Reddit and Twitter (I also drank coffee and ate coffee cake ;–)
2001: A Space Odyssey – 2018 70mm engagements
May 18-25: New York – Village East
May 18-24: Chicago – Music Box
May 18-28: San Francisco – Castro
May 18-23: Los Angeles – ArcLight Cinemas (including 2 showings at Cinerama Dome)
June 1-14: Boston – Somerville TheatreJune 1-3: Portland – Hollywood Theatre
June 6-?: Toronto – TIFF Bell Lightbox
June 15-25: Brookline MA – Coolidge Corner Theatre
June 16-22: Austin – Ritz Theatre/Alamo DrafthouseJune 16-26: Columbus – Gateway Film Center
June 22-28: Tucson – Loft Cinema
June 29-?: Plymouth MN – Emagine Willow Creek
July 5-12: Silver Springs MD – AFI Silver Theatre
July 6-12: Coral Gables FL – Coral Gables Art Cinema
July 30-31: San Francisco – Alamo Drafthouse New Mission
August 9-12: Detroit – Redford Theatre
August ? : Brooklyn – Alamo Drafthouse
Well, here’s another:Somerville Theatre in Boston June 1 – 14.
“2001: A Space Odyssey” opens June 16, 2018 for a 10-day run of the special 50th anniversary 70mm release by Warner Bros. One of just a few select sites around the country.
Also the Lightbox cinema in Toronto starting June 6. Apparently the only run in Canada, per this article:
Yes, very cool! Good to know about Portland.It’s bizarre to me though that of the many showings during the five-day run at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood, only two individual screenings are scheduled for the actual Cinerama Dome theatre, and of course, as you said, they are both sold out. The others have tickets available.
2001 update: The Christopher Nolan-supervised 70mm release opens May 18 at these theaters:
New York – Village EastChicago – Music BoxSan Francisco – CastroLos Angeles – ArcLight Cinerama Dome
also:June 16: Columbus – Gateway Film Center
These are the only ones I have found so far. Am assuming there will be other June dates since there seem to be at least four prints for the US release. If I had unlimited funds, I would go to LA for sure to see it on a real Cinerama screen.
According to Fandango, “2001” in 70mm is scheduled for a 7-day run at the City Cinemas Village East/Jaffe Art Theatre starting May 18.
IGN doesn’t say anything about a theatrical 4K release. It does beg the issue that these articles are so vague. But 2001 on 70mm film is touring the US this summer for sure, with some theatres having already announced dates. It would be nice for an official list, though, as the various venues are engaged for the film.
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Jeffpiatt: Hi! The section of the Wikipedia 70mm article that you quoted is actually about digital cinema cameras that are used to capture a moving image similar in size and depth of field as a traditional 65mm film camera. There’s no reference here, in this section of the article, to 70mm film projection in theatres. Thanks!
The article on that site from the time of the Capitol’s 1962 Cinerama conversion says that the screen was 33x93 feet.
I wish WB would take one of its 70mm projectors and install it in the Uptown in DC for a 2001 exhibition there. It’s not only still a fab movie theater with a huge screen, but it’s also historic as the site of 2001’s world premiere.
WB installed 70mm in several theatres to show The Hateful Eight. How cool if they would do that at the Uptown for 2001. Just dreaming.
The idea of a new print made from the original negative is breathtaking. Why would anyone ever trust that to anyone but an experienced professional? I can’t wait to see it, somewhere.
The Cinerama Dome in Hollywood has it all: curved screen, 70mm projection, muti-channel sound. If you live out that way, of course.