Celebrating 50th Year of Lawrence of Arabia

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 an online picture album containing 50 stunning images from the film—some of which come from Sony’s 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.

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Sony will also pay tribute to the 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 director David Lean.

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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“Lawrence of Arabia is considered one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of filmmaking,” said Superna Kalle, general manager of Sony Movie Channel and Cine Sony Television.

The photo album for Lawrence of Arabia is the latest in a continued stream of digital offerings from SMC. The network recently launched a multi-faceted Facebook app to complement Julie & Julia.

Sony Movie Channel is claimed to be the first U.S. multi-platform television network from Sony Pictures Television created specifically for the Hollywood movie fan.

Photo courtesy: Sony Movie Channel

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