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  • Directed by David Lean
  • Starring Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn
  • 1962 | 250mins | UK | rated (PG)

Time to be great again: Sony Pictures' Lawrence of Arabia is returning to The Prince Charles Cinema from the stunning new 70mm print, that opened at the BFI Southbank in 2017.

Originally shot on Super Panavision 70, David Lean's multi-Oscar winning opus about the exploits of T.E. Lawrence in the Arab world during WWI is widely regarding as one of cinema's greatest epics; a monumental achievement famed for the scale and scope of its storytelling, its meticulous production design and powerful performances, and Maurice Jarre's impressive score.

This new 70mm presentation restores all of the film's big screen grandeur, returning Lawrence of Arabia to its original format and inviting audiences to experience its all-affecting magic as it was first intended.

Please Note: The 70mm presentation of the film will be screened with the original 10 minute interval. To minimise disruption where possible, we ask that customers please remain in their seats for interval and the duration of the entire performance, if possible.


A young, idealistic British officer in WWI, T.E. Lawrence is assigned to the camp of Prince Feisal, an Arab tribal chieftain and leader in the ongoing revolt against the Turks. In a series of brilliant tactical maneuvers, Lawrence leads fifty of Feisal's men in a tortured three-week crossing of the Nefud Desert to attack the strategic Turkish-held port of Aqaba. Following his successful raids against Turkish troops and trains, Lawrence's triumphant leadership and unyielding courage gain him nearly god-like status among his Arab brothers.