_2001: A Space Odyssey_ in 35mm — not 70mm — at the Arclight (but not the Dome), next week. UPDATE.

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  1. Jack Briggs

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    I just heard about it minutes ago. But the Arclight Cinemas is presenting a 70mm screening of Stanley Kubrick's 1968 landmark cinematic masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey at Hollywood's Cinerama Dome on Wednesday, August 18.

    A co-worker just informed me. After I deal with my deadline within a half hour, I will get more information.

    Needless to say, I am so there. And if any L.A.-area HTFers want to meet up at the Dome, then by all means please do so.
     
  2. Peter Apruzzese

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    I am jealous...

    (70mm at my theatre...one day...)
     
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    It's definitely a 70mm print then? I've been meaning to call Arclight for the past couple weeks to ask that, but it's been slipping my mind. I dunno know if I can afford this, but then I dunno know if I can afford to miss it either. I've watched 2001 three times and never loved it. Once on TCM, once on my HT after I got the DVD, and once a few weeks later on a helluva projector but really crappy sound. Each time it got better as sound and then picture size improved; this led me to conclude that the film really needs to be seen on the big screen to really 'get' it and 70mm if at all possible (cause 70 rocks anyways). So I think I'll be there to see if I remain only moderate towards the film or end up loving it.

    [​IMG]

    ADam
     
  4. Zen Butler

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    Jack, post that information. Hopefully, it's in the evening. I can make this, if it is so.
     
  5. Zen Butler

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    Yes, it's Wed, 8/18/2004 8:00 P.M.


    Jack, how important is it to reserve seats here(with revivals)? Is walk-up possible?


    I'm also going here on 9/10/04 for THX1138
     
  6. MatthewA

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    You left coasters have me so jealous. You get 70mm and other large format on a semi-regular basis, but I'm lucky to get even a 35mm revival of anything in the Southeast.
     
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    Boo-hoo, look at the Peter Apruzzese thread directly above. Talk about jealous. [​IMG]

    Jack, can we make this thread "sticky?" It's only a week. I'd hate for RobertR and others to miss the invite(info).
     
  8. Jack Briggs

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    It is best to order tickets in advance. 2001 in 70mm sells out in this town -- when people know about it.

    If there's a real head-count situation here, I need to know who's going. I am going to ask a co-worker of mine to come along as well.

    As for posting this as a sticky, I feel kind of funny doing that to a thread I originated. But you have a point. Somebody should PM RobertR. He certainly likes this film.
     
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    Take a group picture or something, so we can see what you cali folk look like.

    --
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  10. RobertR

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    Just saw this thread. Yes, I'm interested Jack. Do we want to get seats together? I remember shocking you when I told you I have the same attitude about wanting to see it in a theater that Adam S expressed. [​IMG] I get chills when the words "2001: A Space Odyssey" appear on a BIG screen.

    Edit: I just checked, and it's showing at 8 pm. I should be able to make it.
     
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    I've seen 2001 in 70mm on a true curved 2.59:1 Cinerama screen with 6-track magnetic 'surround' (five front, one rear).

    Don't miss it.
     
  12. Jack Briggs

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    The Dome's screen is curved. And the last time it played at the Dome, in 1996, was with a freshly struck 70mm print with the reworked, six-channel magnetic track. HAL's voice was mixed as a surround.

    It was like seeing The Film for the first time again, that print was so good.
     
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    I saw 2001 in 70mm locally at the Heights theater a while back. Simply breathtaking stuff. Like Lawrence of Arabia, this must be experienced in the theater, on 70mm.
     
  14. Zen Butler

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    I'm a for sure! Just cleared it here and I have my assistant covering me.

    I'll be heading up alone, unless someone needs a ride along the way.
     
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    Since I'm between you and the Dome, wanna pick me up, Zen?
     
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    My buddy Dave -- the one a couple of members here doubt even exists -- is up for this and will come. Just sent an e-mail to my co-worker.

    And now my co-worker says she wants to come. She has never seen it on the big screen before.
     
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    Dammit! If this was on a Saturday night, I'd drive down to LA to see it...I've ALWAYS wanted to see 2001 on the big screen.

    -Dennis
     
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    Robert, what time do we need to leave L.B. to get there?


    I don't mind driving at all. My turbo will get us there quick....pffffff...at 5 m.p.h in rush hour. [​IMG]

    Jack, does the legendary Dave snore? [​IMG]
     
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    I'd think a 6:30 pickup time at my place should work, Zen. Since seats are reserved, we don't have to worry about lines.
     
  20. Jack Briggs

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    I am sincerely happy to report that I have no way of knowing! [​IMG]

    Meanwhile, this just in: My colleague and buddy Vince Maskeeper (an HTF superstar) is going to be there along with his girlfriend.

    So what does that make -- seven so far?
     

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