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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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