Written May 24, 2016
David Lean's panoramic production of P.E. Lwrence has triggered my need to read more on the man and on his historical impact durling the last days of the Ottoman Empire....
Written February 24, 2017
I bought a ticket for the one-time theater performance at Regal's Westbury Stadium Theatre in Nassau County, NY for 1:00 pm, Thursday, Oct. 4. After watching and waiting about 30 minutes through several promotional features, the performance started with the musical overture, which we seemed to hear twice over. The actual motion picture never started and we were asked by a secretary, to wait while the projectionist tried to fix a problem. Then the theater manager appeared about 1:45 pm and reported that it would take more time to make sre the "hard disk" would start, but that we could ask to see some other picture. One person asked for a refund and he said Yes. I asked when the picture would end because I would have to leave by 4:45 pm to make an appointment in NYC. I was told if the movie soon started it would not end until 5:30 pm, so I had to leave and asked for a refund. When I received a refund at the Ticket Office, I was told the disk had not been downloaded before the showing.
Written March 26, 2017
I first saw Lawrence of Arabia in Apr. '63 when I was a girl. Of course I fell in love with Peter O'Toole and the film itself. All-time favorite; I've loved it since then.
The 50th Anniversary Event last night - Blu-Ray, 4K remastered - is beautiful. On the large screen again. One of the (few) truly great classics of all time; and the beauty of what Sony/Blu-Ray/4K has done is just remarkable in every way. Since the 1988-'89 restoration was magical I couldn't even imagine that this would be - yes - beyond magical.
The film is so clear, so lovely that - no matter how many times I have seen it - it is like seeing it better & greater than ever before. Nothing compares with it & never will.
The clarity & beauty of Mr. Lean's iconic masterpiece; the beauty of a great actor in his destined, iconic role has truly brought so much joy to a woman with such happy, personal memories of years ago.
Thank you very much.
Written August 30, 2016
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 July 01, 2016
I was just a baby when "Lawrence of Arabia" first came out. But even so, I love old movies. I had never actually seen the movie from start to finish. When it has been on TV in the past. I always seemed to pick it up in the middle, and had to leave before the movie was over. When the email came about this event, I jumped on it, and took dear old Dad with me. He didn't remember a lot of the movie from 50 years ago, but was awed just the same as I was. Had to put up with a few technical difficulties, but it was worth it. In a nutshell, it was AWESOME!!! TV does not do this movie justice. It has to be seen on the big screen to be fully appreciated. The sweeping desert scenes, and the epic battles were beautifully mastered to be realistically portrayed. T. E. Lawrence was an extraordinary man who did extraordinary things, to die so simply. Not to diminish Gregory Peck's performance in the "To Kill A Mockingbird", but Peter O'Toole should have won the Best Actor Oscar that year.