Directed by Stanley Kubrick (USA/UK, 1968, 161 min.). 35mm.

Kubrick’s magnum opus takes us on a breathtaking voyage to discover our place in the universe. In an African desert millions of years ago, a black monolith appears, accelerating the evolution of early humans by transferring knowledge about the use of tools and weapons. Fast forward to the year 2001, when a similar black object is discovered on the face of the moon, sending astronauts Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) on an exploratory mission to Jupiter to seek its origin. In the far reaches of space, they discover so much more than they set out to find.


Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies


Event Policies

This film occurs after Museum hours. Please use the Fenway Entrance.

Taste Café will be open for movie concessions until 15 minutes after the film starts.

The parking garage will remain open for 30 minutes after the film ends.