Monday, March 24, 2014

3 reasons to see 2001: A Space Odyssey this Friday | Cremorne

2001: A Space Odyssey, a 1968 classic was released well before I was born and has its own cult followers. My true obsession with science fiction only really began when I was at university and I proudly admit, a Trekky, but not the old stuff, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and beyond…and anything involving Captain Jean-Luc Picard and omnipotent ‘Q’. That said, E.T and Star Wars I have seen and heard many times over, but I will be one of those who will not hesitate to tell you that Star Trek is better than Star Wars (quick… duck as a lightsaber is virtually thrashed at my throat by the New York Jedi Society cult leader…seriously they exist!).

So what’s all the hype with 2001: A Space Odyssey? I don’t know as I am waiting patiently to find out on Friday in Sydney, where I can catch it at the Hayden Orpheum in Cremorne.

Why should I be going? Here are my 3 reasons:

#1 2001:  A Space Odyssey is an Oscar winning classic and a film boasting originality set in a time (the 60s) where special effects were very limited. It will be interesting to see how far space films have come in 45 years given I’ve recently seen Gravity in 3D with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Apparently, Star Wars would not have existed if it were not for 2001: A Space Odyssey.

#2 Memorable scenes: I have heard there are some memorable scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat – somewhere at the beginning and the end of the film. The ending is also a puzzle apparently which although was obvious to Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke who wrote the screenplay.

#3 Meet the stars: If you go to the Hayden Orpheum this Friday 28 March, you can meet the stars Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood of this landmark film on stage in person before watching it on the Orpheum’s giant screen in beautiful digital plus.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy 2001: A Space Odyssey this coming Friday in Sydney!
When? Friday, 28 March 2014, movie from 7.30pm (161mins). For those wanting a once in a life time memorabilia, the actors will be available in the foyer from 6.30pm (fee involved).
Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace
380 Military Road
Cremorne NSW 2090
Tickets? Purchase online to avoid disappointment and long queues


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