Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s epic sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey, Warner Bros. Pictures is re-releasing the film in a 70mm version at select theaters nationwide on May 18, including the Castro Theater. While this 142-minute mind-bender is always breathtaking on the big screen, the 70mm “unrestored” version, which was taken from the original camera negative, is expected to offer a slightly different take by returning the film as close to the original release as possible—without added digital tricks, remastered effects, or revisionist edits.

Interstellar director Christopher Nolan, who is a huge fan of the film, supervised the 70mm print version from the original negative with the goal of presenting “2001” to 2018 viewers, “as if they were watching it in 1968, with overture, intermission and exit music.”  According to Nerdist, it’s even drawn the attention of the Cannes Film Festival, which will hold a special screening of 2001 at this year’s event with director Christopher Nolan slated to introduce the movie.

Starting Friday, May 18th, there will be nine screening taking place at the Castro Theater between May 18 and May 28.

“2001: A Space Odyssey” in 70mm
Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, SF