I'm confused. It would seem all sites for contributors to this thread & another except mine had TCM captions for the Overture and more. Would've come in handy for said uninitiated among the management at my Sunday premiere.
1. Visually nowhere close to the original(what I remember of it) showing in NY's Loews State way back in 1960.
Wow. What I saw looked mighty fine but perhaps not as crisp or whatever, per se, as the restored Lawrence Of Arabia at the Ziegfeld Theatre almost 30 years ago. A minor quibble at best for me. And it was nice to envision myself watching it as if it were 1960 in my hometown cinema where it would have filled the screen and been enjoyed from a balcony seat.
The chariot race Rumbles and the Overture Sings!
The restored Lawrence of Arabia as shown at the Ziegfeld Theater was a dream come true and was visually just as good as the original Roadshow at the Criterion in 1962.