LAWRENCE OF ARABIA in 70mm this Weekend in Toronto

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Toronto's York theatre is closing this weekend and will be showing the restored LAWRENCE OF ARABIA as the final program. It runs Friday, Saturday & Sunday. God knows when there will be another opportunity to see 70mm in a properly set-up theatre.
 

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When you say "closing", do you mean closing for good, e.g. going out of business? This is a very classy choice for a "last call".
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Too bad about the theater. I'm really tempted to go see this there. It has always been a pretty good theater, and I've been dying to see any film in 70mm...but those days aren't great for me. Is anyone planning on going?
Seb
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Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
 

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Thanks for the heads up, Rob! The York's screen is a bit small, especially for watching an epic film in 70mm, but I'll definitely be there.
I saw a 70mm presentation of Vertigo there, last year, and I was very impressed... I can't say the same about the audience in attendance at that screening though: many people kept laughing (!!) quite loudly throughout the film... go figure!
Cheers,
-Ugo
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I'll be there for sure! This is my favourite movie, and I can't miss the chance to see it in 70mm glory for the first time.
woohoo!
Andrew
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I'll be going to see this, though Curse of the Jade Scorpian opens on Friday, so I'll see it Saturday or Sunday. Does anyone know what time it's playing?
I'm also going to see the 35mm Archival print of Citizen Kane on Saturday or Sunday (whatever day I'm not seeing Lawrence), but that's playing at the Royal.
~Bob
 

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I'm probably going to go Sunday evening. Do we have to reserve tickets or pick them up ahead of time? Anyone thinking of a mini meet?
Seb
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Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
 

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Would you believe they just ran it in 70mm in London for two weeks? I didnt find out about the screenings until the day before it finished, and it's last day was a screening I wasnt able to make.

Dan (UK)
 

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That sucks Dan. I've been wanting to see something in 70mm for a while and LoA is one of my favourite films. I can't wait.
Seb
 

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It plays Fri, Sat & Sun evening at 7:30, with matinees Sat & Sun at 2.
 

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I'm going to be at the Sunday 7:30 showing. I have work during the day. It will be a nice way to end a God-awful day!

Seb
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Holy shit! Just got back from seeing LoA at the York theater. My favourite movie of all time just got 10 times better seeing it in 70mm. Wow, was that ever amazing. I've never seen the movie before in theaters, let alone in 70mm...so my first theater viewing being 70mm was simply amazing!
Thanks Rob W for letting us all know that it was playing this weekend.
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I went to the very last show on Sunday night. The clarity and texture of 70mm is truly something that just can't be duplicated. And watching the film again made me realise that LoA is truly the worst film of all time to watch on a television screen, even in a letterboxed DVD version.
Best of all - one of the most respectful audiences I've seen at a theatre in a long time. A wonderful but bittersweet evening.
 

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DAMN I guess I shoul pay more attention to the adds,
Next time announce it guys !!!!! We could get together for a small meet, or maybe lunch or dinner after the flick.
Brent L
 

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