Written April 27, 2015
What nerve! Movie never shown. Apparently hard-drive didn't work so after 30 minutes of sitting and waiting received a refund and a sorry. Will never participate in Fathom Events again.
Written October 28, 2014
After the screening yesterday, I felt I'd just seen the most pristine print projected of this film. Loved all the extra's beforehand and Scorsese's insights. Unsure if our theatre was projecting a true Super Panavision in 70mm or not, but felt enveloped in the screen, sound and imagery.
Written April 21, 2015
I have been a big fan of this film and was over-joyed to see it was once again on the Big Screen. I sat in my seat in great antis-------------ipation. The staff at this venue appeared to know absolutely nothing about the workings of the technology to project the film. Four other patrons and I sat for over an hour waiting for the bugs to be exterminated in the system so that we could enjoy "Lawrence" We would have loved to have seen, in their entirety, all of the featurettes that proceeded the film, But, we were shown only some. The first one was started only at a point a few minutes from its end and not restarted to its beginning. I felt that the five of us in the auditorium were not creating enough revenue to warrant the consideration for the entire featurette.
All-in-all, I would give the feature an "A+" and the staff a "D-".
Written April 18, 2015
My first Fathom Event.The print and sound were so pristine it took my breath away. My theater was quite crowded. This was a once in a lifetime chance to see the movie the way it was meant to be seen and heard. I don't care how big your TV set is, you can never duplicate the feeling in a theater full of appreciative enthusiasts. Now if they would only do the same kind of restoration with SPARTACUS, it would bring peace to the world as we know it.
Written January 26, 2015
Wow. Wow. Wow. In a certain sense I just saw Lawrence of Arabia for the first time tonight. While I’ve seen it in a theater before (twice I think), that print did not compare to this new digital restoration. It looked like it might have been shot just this year, not 50 years ago.
The crystal clear picture doesn’t just make the cinematography shine brighter though. The acting also really benefits, not that the performances weren’t amazing before. Now every twitch or flick of the eyes is there to add even more depth.
A few shots were clearly taken from lower quality negatives and some audio looping done for the reconstruction in ‘88 really stood out (in a way I don’t remember noticing before). Overall though this new restoration truly presents it the way it should be seen. If it makes it back into theaters again, go