Event

2001: A Space Odyssey Program and Screening

July 16, 2017 | 5:50 pm Program, 6:50 pm Screening
Museum in Washington, DC

Join the National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian Theaters for a special Sci-Fi Sunday program and screening of Stanley Kubrick’s epic 2001: A Space Odyssey. Tickets available from Smithonian Theaters.

Released just months before the Apollo 11 Moon landing, 2001: A Space Odyssey helped shape the public perception of space travel. Dr. David Bowman (Keir Dullea) and crew are sent on a mysterious mission thatis disrupted when the ship’s computer system, HAL, begins to act strangely, resulting in a consuming conflict between man and machine.

At 5:50 pm, one hour before the screening, ticket holders are invited to the Apollo to the Moon gallery on the Museum’s second floor to enjoy free light refreshments and a cash bar.  Learn more about this enduring film from Museum curator Martin Collins while touring one of the Museum’s most iconic exhibitions.

The screening will follow at 6:50 pm in the Lockheed Martin IMAX® Theater.  The cult classic is part of the Smithsonian Theater’s Sci-Fi Sunday film series. 

Tickets cost $15 and and may be purchased here. Tickets include both the film and pre-screening activities.