Wexner Center for the Arts

2001: A Space Odyssey


We regret to announce that due to a technical issue we will have to cancel Thursday's screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey. The problem is being resolved and Friday's screening will go on as scheduled. We have added a screening at 7PM on Saturday night. Those holding tickets for Thursday can return them for a refund or exchange them for one of the other two shows depending on availability. Please contact our ticket office at (614) 292-3535 or visit in person to exchange. If you prefer a refund, please call our or visit in-person during regular hours. For a refund, please have your tickets, receipts, and the credit card you used to make the purchase handy.

We regret the postponement and inconvenience.


Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey returns to the Wex for the third time in glorious 70mm! This epic fantasia took Arthur C. Clarke’s original sci-fi story—tracing human consciousness from its simian dawn to its first encounters with extraterrestrial intelligence—as the basis for a genuine visual tour de force unlike anything seen in movies before or since. Both slyly comic and truly chilling, it’s also notable for the way its nominal stars (Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood) are utterly upstaged by the selfless, ever-obliging, tragic computer/artificial intelligence HAL. Our previous 70mm screenings sold out in advance, so get your tickets early. (141 mins., 70mm)