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Lawrence of Arabia kicks off 24 weeks of classic film tonight

The desert never looked more majestic.
The desert never looked more majestic.

Some films are just meant to be seen on the big screen, but apart from a handful of cult classics and genre favorites, opportunities to do so can be few and far between. Denver's Landmark Theatre chain is looking to change that with "A Film for All Seasons," a 24-week series featuring some of cinema's biggest titles back on the big screen.

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"Popcorn classics on the big screen is kind of how we dubbed it," says David Kimball, senior regional publicist for Landmark. "There's no one general theme to the series. Each manager at each of the three theaters picked films that they knew their loyal guests would appreciate, the hardcore regulars, but also taking into consideration the neighborhood each of these theaters are in. [Each theater] has a different tone with their selections. They're individual slices of film we think people will really enjoy seeing."

The series starts today at the Esquire with Lawrence of Arabia. The following seven weeks will bring such classics as The Sound of Music, Giant and Citizen Kane. After that, the series shifts over to Chez Artiste for eight weeks with a run that includes Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, On the Waterfront, and The Sting, before wrapping up with eight weeks at the Mayan with a selection still to be determined. All films show at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. for the listed day only, and tickets for each showing are $8.50. For tickets and more information, visit the Denver Landmark Theatres website.

"A Film for All Seasons" at the Esquire May 21 - Lawrence of Arabia May 28 - The Sound of Music June 4 - Giant June 11 - The Seven Samurai June 18 - Cleopatra June 25 - La Dolce Vita July 2 - Citizen Kane July 9 - The African Queen

"A Film for All Seasons" at the Chez Artiste July 16 - Jules and Jim July 23 - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes July 30 - On the Waterfront August 6 - Gilda August 13 - The Sting August 20 - Marathon Man August 27 - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington September 3 - Double Indemnity


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