News: Lawrence of Arabia Returns to Theaters!

David Lean’s (Doctor Zhivago) classic 1962 epic adventure film Lawrence of Arabia, fresh from a 4K digital restoration and an international premiere Cannes, makes its Blu-ray debut on Nov. 13 from Sony, but that’s only after it rolls out to a slew of theaters across the country on Oct. 4.

Lawrence of Arabia movie sceneYeah, yeah, we’re mostly about Blu-ray and DVD here, but Lawrence is one movie that’s worth catching on the big screen if given the opportunity—particularly since it’s reportedly stunning 4K  digital restoration. If ever there’s going to be a high-end theatrical movie-going experience, then this is it!

Lawrence of Arabia 50th Anniversary Event: Digitally Restored” comes to theaters on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7:00 p.m. local time, with special matinees in select theaters. Presented by NCM Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Entertainment, the special screening features an exclusive introduction from Lawrence star Omar Sharif and includes newsreel footage of the New York premiere as stars arrive on the red carpet, as well as footage of King Hussein visiting the film set in Aqaba where he met Lean, producer Sam Spiegel and star Peter O’Toole. Further, filmmaker Martin Scorsese (Hugo) will also discuss the overarching themes of Lawrence and its influence on other films.

Tickets for “Lawrence of Arabia 50th Anniversary Event: Digitally Restored” are available at participating theater box offices and online at The event will be presented using new digital cinema projection systems in more than 630 select movie theaters around the country. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events website.


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.