Sony Movie Channel to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, 12/16
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Academy Award-winning motion picture LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, Sony Movie Channel (SMC) is airing the epic film on the exact date of its 1962 North American premiere on Sunday, December 16 at 8:00 PM E/5:00 PM P. On this same day, SMC is launching a breathtaking online picture album containing 50 stunning images from the film—some of which come from Sony's vast archive. These images are part of a special web page specifically devoted to the film. The album is tablet-friendly with easy swiping action to flip from image to image. The online photo album is available until January 1 and is located at sonymoviechannel.com/lawrence-of-arabia.
Sony Movie Channel will also pay tribute to the masterpiece work on Christmas Day, featuring additional classic projects from the movie's notable cast and crew, namely Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif and directorDavid Lean. The holiday schedule for Tuesday, December 25, includes special presentations of 1984's Oscar-winning A PASSAGE TO INDIA (directed by Lean and starring Guinness) at 9:30 AM E/6:30 AM P, 1966's LOST COMMAND(starring Quinn) at 12:15 PM E/9:15 AM P, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA back-to-back at 2:30 PM E/11:30 AM P and 6:15 PM E/3:15 PM P and 1967's THE NIGHT OF THE GENERALS (starring O'Toole and Sharif) at 10 PM E/7:00 PM P. SMC will also offer viewers another chance to watch LAWRENCE OF ARABIA on Friday, December 28, at 8 PM E/5 PM P and 11:45 PM E/8:45 PM P.
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA is based on the inspiring true story of WWI British army officer T.E. Lawrence and his involvement in the Arab Revolt against Turkish rule during the late 1910s. In April of 1963, the motion picture won seven Academy Awards out of its ten nominations.
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