Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is an unforgettable endeavor. Technically and imaginatively, what he put into it is staggering.
— Penelope Gilliatt, New Yorker
Total Eclipse: A Space Odyssey
As summer draws to a close this year, don’t miss your chance to experience the longest total eclipse on the East Coast right here in Columbia! Not only are we lucky enough to be in what experts call, the “path of totality”– an alleyway of prime eclipse viewing stretching across the United States, but we’re the last and longest stop on the path! At 2:41pm, Monday August 21, millions will gather in the Greater Columbia area to witness up to 2 minutes and 36 seconds of total solar eclipse.
But before all that excitement and history-making, why not commemorate the Total Eclipse Weekend with a true cinematic classic at your favorite movie theatre in the heart of the action? Join us Sunday night, August 20th for a special one-time screening of Stanley Kubrick’s cosmological opus, 2001: A Space Odyssey!
Director: Stanley Kubrick
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 behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.
To learn about this once-in-a-lifetime solar event, go to totaleclipsecolumbiasc.com!