Christopher Nolan's '2001: A Space Odyssey' Restoration Books Imax Run
Four Imax cinemas will carry Nolan's 70mm restoration for a one-week exclusive engagement in late August, while more than 350 other Imax locations will show a 4K restoration.
The 50th anniversary celebration of director Stanley Kubrick's cinematic masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey continues.
Warner Bros. announced Wednesday that a 70mm unrestored version of the 1968 film film — a process overseen by filmmaker Christopher Nolan — will be shown in four Imax theaters. Additionally, more than 350 Imax theaters will show a new 4K restoration of the film.
Nolan's unrestored 70mm restoration was first screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May, followed by a limited release in theaters that earned $1.2 million earlier this summer.
The exclusive one-week Imax run begins Aug. 24. The four Imax theaters playing the film in 70mm are in Burbank, New York City, San Francisco and Toronto. Warner Bros. domestic distribution chief Jeff Goldstein announced the news.
The Imax 70mm film print was created from the recently "unrestored" 70mm print of A Space Odyssey that was struck from new printing elements made from the original camera negative, without any digital tricks, remastered effects or revisionist edits. Nolan oversaw the process.
Tickets go on sale Aug. 3.
Aug. 1, 8:16 a.m. Updated with a revised press release from Warner Bros. providing the theater count for the 4K version.