Open the pod bay doors and journey into one of the most influential (and controversial) sci-fi films of all time with Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.
An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship's computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behaviour, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.
2001's themes of existentialism, human evolution, technology, artificial intelligence and extraterrestrial life have both compelled and confounded audiences for years, with the film's meaning still debated over to this day.
However there is absolute no debate about the fact that this is a truly breathtaking piece of cinema, with it's pioneering special effects, ambiguous imagery, and uses of sound and music making it a film you simply must-see on the big screen.
Please note all these screenings will start at the advertised time with no ads or trailers.
Running Time: 2hrs 14mins
BBFC Advice: U
Director(s): Stanley Kubrick
Country of Origin: UK & USA
Year of release: 1968
This is part of the The Luminaries: Stanley Kubrick seasonSee all
Buy a ticket for all seven films in the Kubrick season for £42 full price/£39 concs/£30 students.
Buy a ticket for three films in the Kubrick season for £21 full price/£19.50 concs/£15 students.
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