Originally Posted by Art Sonneborn
I see that 2001 is shown occasionally at various but few sites. How can one find out where ? Chicago or New York are closer for me than LA or Seattle.
I wouldn't advise traveling very far to go to a 70mm showing in Chicago. The only theater that shows 70mm in the Chicagoland area, afaik, is The Music Box, but its screen is way too small to be able to appreciate the full benefits of 70mm. And those showings are very rare, once or twice a year in a good year.
It also seems that the availability of 70mm films has really dried up. Studios are all about digital now. It seems like the same few big films are floating around, and that's it. For example, Ebertfest has shown Oklahoma!, 2001, Patton, Playtime, My Fair Lady, LOA, Baraka, and Hamlet. But the last three festivals have been without a 70mm film, and I suspect it is because they haven't been able to track down a quality print of a film that hasn't already been at the festival. Three or four times they have scheduled 70mm blowups, but it has never worked out.