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LOTR coming back to the big screen...

Just a note for folks who may not have seen this news yet: this June, in conjunction with the release of the Extended Edition LOTR DVDs on BluRay, there's going to be a modified "Trilogy Tuesday" event. Instead of showing them all on one day, several theater chains (including AMC and Regal) will be hosting three successive Tuesdays, showing the extended versions of FOTR, TTT and ROTK once each week, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28.

More detail, and links to AMC's site page for each of the showings, can be found here at TheOneRing.net's site. They've also posted a link to the official site about the event, where tickets can be ordered, here. (I think that ordering through that link may help TORn earn something.)

From what I understand, wide announcements about this haven't been made yet; possibly the announcements will come out as early as this Friday. The links above allow you to purchase tickets now, though. Anyone who remembers the Trilogy Tuesday experience will recall that it sold out pretty quickly in desirable locations. Ah yes, I remember well the 1-hour drive to the only theater where we could eventually get tickets for it. This time, since the showings start at 7pm, I imagine travel convenience will be more of an issue for folks.

If you're in the Boston area: I've already got tickets for myself and two others for Boston Common.



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May. 4th, 2011 01:52 am (UTC)
I tell you, if they did another one-day showing, I'd still do it. Even being a decade older, with knees and back that are even worse.

I had JUST been thinking that it's been so long since I really sat down to watch the films, and I never did watch the EE of ROTK itself. As I said to the commenter below, some friends and I tried to coordinate a home marathon a few years ago and it didn't happen. I really like the idea of an organized event like this. There is just nothing better than watching movies -- especially THESE movies -- in a theater filled with other dedicated geeks who are there because they love it that much.

I just hope we can snag some seats that will result in minimal knee pain. ;-)
May. 3rd, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
I've done this, though not at a theater! Saw the extended versions one after the other at a friend's house on their huge tv. After the movies were over it felt like waking up from a dream world. It was very surreal but cool to watch the three movies back to back.
May. 4th, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
A couple of years ago (the same winter I broke my wrist, actually), a bunch of us had planned to do that -- a living-room marathon of all the EE versions. But it fell through. I remain disappointed by that.

If this was another one-day affair, I'd still do it. But at least this time, it's spread out over three successive showings. Easier on the body. ;-)

I'm not sure I've actually watched the films since... well, since Trilogy Tuesday, in fact. I OWN the EEs, and have watched some of the extras, but not a full viewing of the films. I've watched certain parts of ROTK's EE, but never the whole thing, I don't think.

So this comes along at a good time. :)
May. 4th, 2011 04:29 am (UTC)
Was Trilogy Tuesday the day when ROTK came out? Where did you see it?
May. 4th, 2011 02:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that was the event where you showed up and watched the extended FOTR, extended TTT and then the premiere of the theatrical cut of ROTK.

I can't remember exactly, only that by the time we got our tickets, all of the theaters close to us were sold out. So we wound up at some place that was like an hour's drive to the west -- maybe West Springfield? Something insane like that. I was doing the driving. Coming home after that day was painful, let me tell you. Esp. because one of us lived downtown (the other person I saw it with also lived in Waltham), so we had to drive all the way in to drop him off and then back out to home. I think we got home at like 1:30am, something like that. And if I remember correctly, I went to work the next day.

(I tried to look it up in my email archives, only to realize that that was before I even HAD a Gmail account. Wow.)

Edited at 2011-05-04 02:21 pm (UTC)
May. 4th, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
Doing it on three successive Tuesdays is certainly an ass-saver! I did the marathon when ROTK came out, and I was in great pain by the end.
May. 4th, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I really approve of doing it this way instead. If I were going to do the marathon, I think I'd rather do it in someone's living room, where there are comfy couches and we could pause by mutual consent and stuff.
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