Extended, Remastered THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy Coming to Theaters For First Time

Fans of Middle-earth might want to get a huge pot of potatoes cooking. They’re going to need a whole lot of sustenance for a very long journey this summer. They also might want to get some comfortable pants. For the first time ever the remastered, extended versions of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy is coming to the big screen.

Frodo and Sam in The Lord of the Rings
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In news we first heard at The Hollywood Reporter, Fathom Events is partnering with Warner Bros. for a special cinematic event. All three The Lord of the Rings movies are coming back to the big screen in June. The Fellowship of the Ring will return to theaters on June 8. The next day, on June 9, humans, dwarves, and elves can hunker down for a viewing of The Two Towers. And on June 10 the three-day celebration will come to an end with The Return of the King.

This is an extra special re-release. Fathom Events is not only showing the (superior) extended versions of the movies, though. It is showing Jackson’s 2020 remastered versions of the film. Fans first got to see those via a 4K Ultra HD home release. However, they have never been seen in theaters.

The Fellowship of the Ring stands tall in Lord of the Rings.
New Line Cinema

Frodo supporters and Sauron backers alike can get their tickets at local participating locations. Among the chains participating in the Middle-earth fest are AMC, Cinemark, and Regal. Other theaters are also getting in on the Tolkien fun, as well, so look to see if your preferred theater is among them. Tickets are already on sale via Fathom Event’s website.

Those who opt to see all three movies in three days will spend more than 11-and-a-half hours watching the complete extended trilogy. That’s almost enough time to walk to Mordor yourself, assuming you have a special ring that keeps you invisible to both orcs and frustrated family members.

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