Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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'2001: A Space Odyssey' kicks off Tampa Theatre classic series

Want to know how deeply Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is ingrained into modern culture? Just ask Siri to "open the pod bay doors," as if she's the malevolent HAL 9000 computer, to hear amusing replies like: "Okay, but I'm not signing any petitions" and "Doesn't anybody knock anymore?"

Kubrick's 1968 masterpiece remains the gold standard for sci-fi cinema; even last year's acclaimed outer space adventure Gravity couldn't escape comparisons. 2001: A Space Odyssey can be impenetrable, even tedious, yet nearly a half-century after its release the movie still feels ahead of its time. Well, except for the psychedelic, climactic trip through time and space that CGI can certainly do better these days.

Tampa Theatre kicks off 2014's Summer Classics Movie Series on Sunday at 3 p.m. with a screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Tickets are $10, available online at tampatheatre.org, and at the box office.

After the movie, stick around for a presentation on a fascinating Kubrick museum exhibit I visited last year in Los Angeles, including such iconic 2001: A Space Odyssey props as the Star Child, a model of the Discovery One spaceship and one of those black monoliths mysteriously guiding the evolution of mankind.

Tampa Theatre's Summer Classics Movie Series continues through Aug. 24. Next up: Gregory Peck's Oscar winning performance in 1962's To Kill a Mockingbird on June 8 at 3 p.m., again with post-show comments by yours truly. (Who'd you expect, Boo Radley?)

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