Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Lawrence of Arabia” (Giveaway runs now through Aug 17)

Win tickets to see “Lawrence of Arabia” on the Big Screen!
In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun Sept 1 and Wed Sept 4

CMH continues with our 4th year of our partnership with Fathom Events – with the 10th of our 14 movie ticket giveaways for 2019, courtesy of Fathom Events!

This is an extra exciting one for us! We’ll be giving away EIGHT PAIRS of tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Lawrence of Arabia” on the Big Screen — the 7x Academy Award winning epic masterpiece directed by David Lean and starring Peter O’Toole… painstakingly restored and presented in 4K.

In order to qualify to win a pair of movie tickets via this contest, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, Aug 17 at 6pm EST.

We will announce the winner(s) on Twitter on Sunday, Aug 18, between 6PM EST and 7PM EST. If a winner(s) does not have a Twitter account, we will announce that winner(s) via this blog in the comment section below.

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David Lean’s timeless epic, Lawrence of Arabia won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director (David Lean) and Best Cinematography Color (Freddie Young)

The film will be playing in select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day-only event on Sunday Sept 1 and Wednesday Sept 4 at select times. Winners will be responsible for their own transportation to the Event. Only United States entries are eligible. Please click here before you enter to ensure that the Event is scheduled at a theater near you and that you are able to attend. (please note that there might be slightly different theater listings and/or screening times for each date)

ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday Aug 17 at 6pm EST…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

What is it about ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ that makes it a classic? Or, if you haven’t seen it yet, why do you want to see it on the Big Screen?

2) Then TWEET* (not DM) the following message:
I just entered to win tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics Presents: Lawrence of Arabia” on the Big Screen courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub & @FathomEvents – you can enter too at

IMPORTANT: If you don’t have a Twitter account OR if your Twitter account is private, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account (or it is private), so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

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Peter O’Toole stars as WWI British officer T.E Lawrence

About the film: Winner of 7 Academy Awards® including Best Picture of 1962, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA stands as one of the most timeless and essential motion picture masterpieces. The greatest achievement of its legendary, Oscar®-winning director, David Lean (1962, Lawrence of Arabia: 1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai), the film stars Peter O’Toole – in his career-making performance – as T.E Lawrence, the audacious World War 1 British army officer who heroically united rival Arab desert tribes and led them to war against the mighty Turkish Empire. This predominant classic is not one to miss, don’t pass up your chance to see this revolutionary title on the big screen! Screenplay by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson. The unique event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies. This digital print of Lawrence of Arabia is presented in 4K. Utilizing 8K scans of the 65mm original negative, the picture was painstakingly restored, removing the damage, deterioration and fading it had experienced over 50 years. Accompanied by remastered 5.1 audio, the film is presented in its original 2.20 aspect ratio, along with the original overture and intermission.

Please note that only United States residents are eligible to enter this giveaway contest. (see contest rules for further information)

BlogHub members ARE also eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

Good Luck!


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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24 Responses to Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Lawrence of Arabia” (Giveaway runs now through Aug 17)

  1. Marina Rae says:

    Cast, acting, location, music. My God, what’s not to love?!? It’s the perfect storm (in a good way!).

    I do not have a Twitter account (or it is private), so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  2. Destiny L Drake says:

    The reason is this: my mom has seen the movie, but I never have because when it’s on tv, I busy with other tv programs, but if I go and see it I can relax and watch the movie.

  3. M.T. Fisher says:

    For sheer scope, nothing beats Lawrence when it comes to being an epic. And to listen to Maurice Jarre’s score the way it should be listened to. Each performance is a masterpiece. And the story is one of triumph and tragedy. You are elated for Lawrence’s victories, yet ache for him at the end, especially if you know how he continued to search for something, never really knowing what it was.

    I do not have a Twitter account (or it is private), so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  4. Patty Gentry says:

    “Lawrence of Arabia” is the appitamy of Big Screen Classics. The cinematography is no doubt the grandest ever put on film. The music by Miklos Rozsa gives it’s own backdrop to a story about one man who helped change the tides of WWI in Arabia. And Peter O’Toole’s performance as T. E. Lawrence will go down in the record books as one of the all time best performances by an actor. Even though he was nominated for an Oscar; but, didn’t receive the award, it doesn’t take away from his wonderful performance of a dynamic personality of Mr. Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia. You can’t really watch this on tv without experiencing it on the Big Screen first in all it’s glory.

  5. Christopher Contreras says:

    The cinematography, Peter O’Tooles performance, David Lean’s direction, and how epic the battle scenes were, are what make ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ a classic movie.

  6. julie moon says:

    Amazing man, amazing story, amazing actors, amazing cinematography! Just a wonderful film on all levels.

    • Jayne Hague says:

      As a 63 year old film fan I regretfully say that I have never seen Lawrence of Arabia. It came out during the early part of my life when I was too young to understand. And throughout the years I never got the opportunity to see it. I know it’s a great classic filmfrom my readings. I know it’s an Oscar winning film. And I know that the cinematography is breathtaking and so I would love to see it on the large screen because I don’t think I will get the full effect of it by watching it on my little TV. It’s David Lean’s masterpiece starring Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif who are very easy on the eyes. It would be a great opportunity to see it a large screen! Okay what do I ask my wife to do

  7. Gregory Alvarez says:

    i would like to see it because ive heard its a classic film that must be seen on the big screen.

  8. Jon Schuller says:

    The vastness of the desert and how Lawrence adapted himself as opposed to prctically the entire British Army. How one man, almost alone, changed the course of history and the irony of how he survived the war and dies at home.

  9. Greg Moon says:

    One of the most unique films ever made, in which the vast Sahara is a leading character. David Lean, known for panning back to show vast expanses of nature, such as the bitter winter of Mother Russia in Doctor Zhivago, focuses on the vast unrelenting danger and unmatched beauty of the Saharan dunes in “Lawrence”. The shifting sand filling the frame of the film resembles an ocean of sand that unmercifully shapes all of inhabitants, their actions and desires.

    Lean presents all of the prejudice and in-fighting between those peoples who have chosen to challenge the Sahara, and the audacity of one man, not originally a native of the desert, to overcome the dangers of the environment, the petty squabbles of the Bedouin tribesmen and the dangers posed during war time. Lean does this by reflecting the perseverance of the desert inhabitants, the respect and love of the Desert by the character of Lawrence who strives first to understand and then unite the minor Caliphs to become a force to be reckoned with, not as “dirty little wogs” as the British officers refer to the Bedouin tribesmen, but as a fighting unity capable of challenging even Great Britain for sovereignty of the Desert.

    This sweeping vista, set in the rolling sands of one of the great Sahara, must be experienced on the Big Screen, preferably a screen that presents the film in CinemaScope. I have never had the privilege of screening the film in any theater, and believe seeing it in the manner intended by its creator would be an experience I would never forget. Thank you!

  10. Chris Teel says:

    I could say the amazing cast, the stunning cinematography, or the mesmerizing score, but as great as all of those things are it’s Peter O’Toole’s screen presence that puts this film on a different plane. His eyes literally light up like piercing blue fire and he becomes Lawrence more than almost any actor has ever become their character. His voice, his mannerisms, everything about him is the character, larger than life.

  11. Gloria Elizabeth says:

    I do not have a Twitter account (or it is private), so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
    LAWRENCE OF ARABIA is a classic for the sweeping story, majestic cinematography, and its sheer, literal, size on the big screen.

  12. Blake Von Tilzer says:

    What makes Lawrence of Arabia such a classic has nothing to do with its scope or scale. Many lesser films such as Cleopatra garner the same ambition. Lawrence of Arabia however has David Lean at its helm. It’s not the subject matter but the painter that causes a true work of art to be great. Only the powers of David Lean could poetically paint such a beautiful portrait. The vast landscapes. The endless extras…. and run time. In the hands of other filmmakers the project would’ve fallen flat as a conventional biopic. It’s David Lean that made the film the classic that it is today.

  13. Jacque says:

    I love Lawrence of Arabia because of it’s beautiful scenery! I would love to see it on the big screen!
    I do not have a Twitter account (or it is private), so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  14. Jamie S says:

    This is one of my dad’s favorite movies, and he doesn’t like many. I’ve never seen it all the way through, so seeing it on the big screen in its entirety would be awesome. I do love peter o’toole though.

    I do not have a twitter account so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  15. Javier Valverde says:

    What makes Lawrence of Arabia a classic is the amazing direction of this epic by David Lean. All his years of filmmaking in England culminated with this film. The images of the desert in Jordan and the scenes at the British Foreign Office in Cairo are amazing! Freddie Young was a master of his field. The performances by Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Claude Rains and Anthony Quinn are amazing. The music by Maurice Jarre completes the beauty of this film.

  16. Alina Adams says:

    Because I want to see, on the big screen, both O’Toole as a speck in the distant desert, and a close up of a match being blown out. That’s why the movie is a classic.

  17. Connie says:

    Lawrence of Arabia is a classic because it’s a sweeping saga with all its epic elements from the beautiful and haunting and melancholic and epic score of Maurice Jarre to the extremely well composed and unique shots and cuts through the film. It’s about this big event in history but mostly revolves around a man in turmoil and at odds with his own identity and morality within the larger world. It’s one of the best films that I think was ever made and it’s also one of my absolute favorite films of all time. Needless to say, I can go on and on about this film but in short, this is why I think LoA is truly a classic!

  18. Steve Davis says:

    I’ve only seen Lawrence of Arabia in bits pieces on TV, which is certainly not the way to see it. I would love to finally be able to see this restored epic in its original complete version on the big screen!


  19. John bennett says:

    Its a classic for AND I want to see it on the big screen for the cinematography…. full stop

  20. Jon Schuller says:

    The incredible photography – without any special effects or CGI – and the vastness of the scenery alone make it a classic film.

  21. Mark PAGAN says:

    I’ve not seen this classic, but all the comments about its cinematography seem to demand nothing less than a theatre viewing. If one must – and it does fall into that category – then allow me the big screen experience.

  22. Dani LaBree says:

    I, sadly, have not yet seen this classic. Tragedy, I know. One that will hopefully be rectified soon. Having not seen it, why would I want to see it on the big screen? Because movies are meant to be seen that way. As Ridley Scott said “In my view, the only way to see a film remains the way the filmmaker intended: inside a large movie theater with great sound and pristine picture.” An epic such as Lawerence of Arabia was meant to be seen in an epic way. A small screen cannot capture the vast cinematography, the sweeping score, or the all encompassing soul defining heart pounding feeling that comes from experiencing something truly great that was magically captured on film. Film is magic. Movie theaters are mystical. A tv or computer screen cannot make your skin tingle the way sitting in a theater with a larger than life Peter O’Toole gazing at you can. Your breath does not catch at the eye-popping scenery the same way. Don’t even get me started on listening to a movie score in a theater with its speakers versus on a laptop. Why this movie, specifically? It’s a classic, and no movie watching life is complete without having seen it. Period.

  23. Roger L. Jackson says:

    LAWRENCE OF ARABIA is a true epic told on a grand scale, and the land itself is a character in the story. The desert affects everyone and everyone must relate to it in one way or another: the Arab people’s treat it with awe & respect; the English ignore it. That is part of why it is so important to see this film on a big screen, because one cannot get a sense of the size, the majesty, the sheer magnitude of this world on a small screen.

    An acquaintance of mine horrified my by telling me they had only seen it on their phone!

    It helps one understand Lawrence’s love of the land and culture. He was a bridge between this ancient world and the modern one. The brilliance of the direction, acting, photography, music and production have and need a huge canvas to display their masterful efforts to best effect.

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