Saturday, April 7 – 7:30 PM
Beautiful Digital Restoration! BEN-HUR, 1959, Warner Bros., 212 min. Director William Wyler’s grand epic, adapted from the novel by Lew Wallace, tells the timeless saga of two boyhood comrades (Charlton Heston and Stephen Boyd) who grow up to be fierce enemies in the time of Christ. The grueling chariot race alone is worth the price of admission. Winner of 11 Oscars including Best Picture. Originally premiered at the Egyptian Theatre and reportedly ran for two years! This screening is part of our yearlong 90th anniversary celebration of the Egyptian Theatre. BEN-HUR premiered at the Egyptian in 1959.
Official Website: http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/egyptian_theatre_events
Added by AmericanCinematheque on March 25, 2012