“Lawrence of Arabia” back at the Silver
SILVER SPRING, MD — The AFI is showing “Lawrence of Arabia” again in 70mm at the Silver Theatre.
It doesn’t matter how big or flat your TV is, it’s just not the same. And if you’re one of those handheld-DVD-player people, forget it. Films are meant to be a visual spectacle, a feast for your adoring, amazed gaze — and the best of the best comes in the form of “Lawrence of Arabia.”
Do yourself a favor and stop by the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, which has made an annual event of showing the film on 70mm. From Aug. 8 to Aug. 14, you can catch Lawrence in all its glory — from the perfection of Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif and Alexander Quinn as (respectively) T.E. Lawrence, Sherif Ali and Auda abu Tayi to the beauty of Maurice Jarre’s dramatic-as-hell score. They also incorporate an intermission, just like when the film was first shown, so your bladder doesn’t have to suffer the full 216 minutes.
The article in Express Night Out goes on to discuss other films ideal for the big screen.
(Thanks to R.Duran for providing the photo.)