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‘Lawrence of Arabia’ Special Screenings Set for Oct. 4

Screenings of the digitally restored "Lawrence of Arabia" will mark film's 50th anniversary and precede Sony's release of a Blu-ray collectors set on Nov. 13

A digitally restored version of the 1962 film classic “Lawrence of Arabia” will hit theaters nationwide on Thursday, Oct. 4.

The “Lawrence of Arabia 50th Anniversary Event: Digitally Restored,” is being presented by Sony Pictures Entertainment and NCM Fathom Events. It precedes Sony’s release of a “Lawrence of Arabia” limited-edition, four-disc set on November 13 in a fully-restored Blu-ray with UltraViolet.

The film will be presented in more than 630 select movie theaters around the country.

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“Lawrence of Arabia” won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, and is No. 7 on the American Film Institute’s list of the “100 Greatest Movies of All Time.”

The David Lean-film stars Peter O’Toole in his career-making performance as a young, idealistic British officer in WWI who helps an Arab tribal chieftain in a revolt against the Turks.  

In addition to a presentation of the film, restored by Sony Pictures’ Colorworks from the original 65mm negative, the screenings will feature an introduction by another of the film’s stars, Omar Sharif. Also included will be newsreel footage of the New York premiere as well as footage of Jordan's King Hussein visiting the film set, where he met director Lean, O’Toole and producer Sam Spiegel.

Tickets for “Lawrence of Arabia 50th Anniversary Event: Digitally Restored” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events web site.