Sunday, April 28, 2013

Lawrence of Arabia... again

I saw Lawrence again yesterday, on the big screen.  This film is rapidly moving up my favorites list.  This viewing was amazing.  I had a better theater experience than I had at the TCM viewing, where sounds from other theaters intruded and took me out of Arabia.  This time, I could fully immerse in the majesty of this movie, and I had tears in my eyes at more than one moment.  I swear the whole thing -- including intermission -- was not longer than two hours.  The movie just flew by.   It if it had been playing a second time, I would have stayed in my seat for the next showing, it was that good, and I wanted more so badly.

The good thing is this film is played fairly regularly on the big screen.  This is one I definitely have no desire to see any other way except on the big screen.

Speaking of movie theaters, I saw this at a Phoenix Big Theater.  You might want to google them and see if they have a theater near you.  Lawrence was part of a classic film program where they show different classic movies every weekend.  Not only that, but it is only $4.00 admission, and they gave a voucher for the concession stand (if you're the type who like popcorn/food at the movies).  They also show operas (which is how I found them).  It's a bit of a drive for me to this theater, but worth it for the programming. 

2 comments:

  1. I have never seen "Laurence of Arabia"...don't even know too much about it.

    I didn't expect that there was a Phoenix Big Theatre near me. We do, however, have a historic theatre which screens classic films once a month. Of course, sometimes what they consider a classic and what I consider a classic don't line up...for instance, this month's showing was "Ferris Beuller's Day Out" and March's was "Blazing Saddles." Both of those films are too current for me, but I do appreciate that the theatre is putting forth an effort to bring films of yesteryear to the big screen.

    I'm glad you had such a terrific experience, and I look forward to seeing that film one of these days.

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  2. Dude, there is one of those theaters across the river into MD, probably a little less than an hour from here! I've bookmarked for future reference. Tanks for the heads-up!

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