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"2001: A Space Odyssey"
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Keir Dullea in a scene from the 1968 film, "2001: A Space Odyssey." An unrestored 70mm print of Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece is coming to select U.S. theaters in May in celebration of the film's 50th anniversary. Warner Bros. Pictures says Wednesday that the cut will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 12 before launching in select U.S. theaters on May 18. (Warner Bros. via AP)

Museum marks 50th anniversary of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ with replica of key scene


The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. is celebrating the 50th anniversary of "2001: A Space Odyssey" with a visually stunning exhibit inspired by the film, according to the NASM.

"The Barmecide Feast" offers up a full-scale recreation of one of the movie's most memorable scenes, a striking neo-classical hotel room.

The installation is open to the public April 8 to May 28, and it also serves as the museum's main attraction during the film's anniversary.

"2001: A Spacey Odyssey" premiered April 2, 1968 in Washington, D.C. and is now widely regarded as a classic science fiction movie.

The movie ultimately earned an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, and many critics rank it among director Stanley Kubrick's finest creations.

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