The final scenes of the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey" has one of the most bizarre twists of any science fiction film. After astronaut Dave Bowman travels through an interstellar stargate, his space pod lands inside a room that looks like a fancy French hotel room. Supposedly this room was re-created by the aliens from Bowman's own memories. While in this enclosure, Bowman transforms into the Star Child, and eventually transports himself back to Earth where he is not quite sure yet what he will do, but he is confident he will think of something.

An unusual art gallery in Los Angeles, The 14th Factory, created a replica of the room from the end of the film in early 2017. While on display, patrons could enter the room, sit on the furniture, and even lie down on Bowman's bed. Although not an exact duplicate of what was seen in "2001" it is still an eerily good reproduction that can send chills down your spine as you cross the threshold, and walk gingerly across the underlit floor.

Cherie and I successfully passed through the Stargate and were greeted in the alien hotel room.

The passage to The Room was very dark, and was a stark contrast to the brighlty lit room itself.

Keir Dullea (Dave Bowman) and Gary Lockwood (Frank Poole) signed posters that were being sold by the theater.

Outside the theater after the showing, Bob takes a photo of Michelle taking a photo of Bob...

2 April 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of the first release of "2001: A Space Odyssey."