On April 3, 1968, the world got introduced to the HAL 9000 and 2001: A Space Odyssey. The trippy movie centers around monoliths that show up on Earth and seem to help evolution take place. Fast-forward to mankind mastering space travel and ultimately finding another monolith in space that warns them... um, I'm not going to tell you any of the plot. You need to see this movie. Love it or hate it, it is just one of those cultural touchstones that everyone should experience. You will not be able to believe your eyes and wonder if what you just saw is what you really just saw. The Movieclips Trailers snippet above doesn't even do this movie a moment's justice.

Go see this movie!

You'll also get to know why people say "Open the pod bay door, HAL." You'll be in with the cool crowd!

Seriously, 'classic movies' doesn't just mean black and white movies, it means movies that are so different, so unusual, and so thought-provoking that you must see them at least once. This is your chance to see 2001: A Space Odyssey as it should be - on the big screen in a fabulous venue. You can buy your tickets at the Alamo Drafthouse, or online here. I wouldn't expect to be able to walk up to buy tickets the day of this showing, so probably get them online soon.

Do not miss this movie. You won't be sorry.

WHAT: 2001: A Space Odyssey
WHEN: Monday, April 3, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse, 250 East Montecillo Blvd
COST: $29.23 per person/each ticket holder gets a t-shirt