Let's see Lawrence of Arabia at the Capitol Theater in Gordon Square

Let's see the new digitally remastered version of the epic classic, Lawrence of Arabia

Yes, I know this is a last minute notice but I just found out about this from a member and it's only going to be playing for a few days.

Lawrence of Arabia won seven well deserved Academy awards ( including best picture) in 1962. Epic, even by today's CGI standards, the remastering of the original makes this classic now even more visually stunning.

Synopsis ( as if you didn't already know)

Lawrence of Arabia

An inordinately complex man who has been labeled everything from hero, to charlatan, to sadist, Thomas Edward Lawrence blazed his way to glory in the Arabian desert, then sought anonymity as a common soldier under an assumed name. The story opens with the death of Lawrence in a motorcycle accident in Dorset at the age of 46, then flashbacks to recount his adventures: as a young intelligence officer in Cairo in 1916, he is given leave to investigate the progress of the Arab revolt against the Turks in World War I. In the desert, he organizes a guerrilla army and--for two years--leads the Arabs in harassing the Turks with desert raids, train-wrecking and camel attacks. Eventually, he leads his army northward and helps a British General destroy the power of the Ottoman Empire.

If you want to be reminded of how epic this film is, please feel free to check out the trailer HERE

Note:  This is a long movie ( as epics often are. ). Three hours. You may want to plan your potty breaks accordingly.

If anyone wants to meet before the movie for a quick  appetizer or adult beverage, let's plan on getting together at the XYZ Tavern, 6419 Detroit, about a half block away, at about 6:00.  I'll try to get there at 5:30 to watch for everyone.

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  • Linda K.

    I somehow missed the message that we were meeting for dinner at the XYZ. All I saw was "look for the sign", and I, too, was in the lobby 15 minutes before the movie. Didn't see you or the sign. Maybe next time. You know, I saw this movie when it came out (I was ... what? ... 12 years old? Did not understand the raves, because I thought it was pointless. I thought 50 years would give me a better understanding. Nope. Still pointless. Pretty to look at, though. Keep me on the meetup list, because I do love going to the movies. Thanks!

    March 8, 2013

  • Linda K.

    Could not find the group. This has happened to me before. It would help if the lead would be specific about where the group will meet -- in the lobby, outside the front of the theater, next to the concession stand ... but there never seems to be any indication.

    March 8, 2013

    • Deb

      Linda some of us were at XYZ with a sign for 1 hour before the movie. At 6:45 we walked to the theater and stood in the lobby with a meet up sign until 6:58.

      March 8, 2013

    • Deb

      Sorry we missed you.

      March 8, 2013

  • Deb

    XYZ was nice for dinner before the movie.

    March 8, 2013

  • Jason

    I'm a very strong "maybe" for this.

    March 4, 2013

  • Denise

    Too bad they can't have a matinee showing :-(

    March 1, 2013

  • Thomas

    I cannot make this on Weds 3/6; however I am considering going on Sunday 3/3 - either at 2:00 pm or 7:00 pm. I would love to see Lawrence of Arabia in the big theater. Anyone interested in going this Sunday 3/3?

    March 1, 2013

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