How can you tell he’s a king?

Well, he looks like one! (Yes, I know that’s not the right line.)

Aragorn, son of Arathorn, King of Gondor

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And, what’s this then? Could it be that we’ll be able to see the extended versions of Fellowship of the Ring and the Two Towers in theaters? Then, a marathon showing of all three? Have I died and gone to geek heaven?

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy to be shown in theaters this December

Leading up to the December 17 release of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the final film in Peter Jackson’s epic dramatic trilogy, New Line Cinema will release a limited number of 35mm prints of the Special Extended Editions of The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers in theaters across North America. The special screening series will culminate in an unprecedented marathon of back-to-back presentations of the Extended Editions followed by a special screening of The Return of the King. The announcement was made today by Rolf Mittweg, the studio’s president and chief operating officer, worldwide distribution and marketing.

From December 5 – 11, the studio will release 100-150 35mm prints of the Special Extended Edition of The Fellowship of the Ring in cities across the country. On December 12 – 15, these prints will be replaced with Special Extended Edition prints of The Two Towers. On Monday, December 8, and Monday, December 15, both films will be presented back-to-back. Then, on Tuesday, December 16, participating theaters will show a one-time-only marathon of both Extended Edition prints followed by an 11pm screening of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. The official opening of the film will commence at 12:01 AM on Wednesday, December 17, 2003.

Advance ticketing for the screening series is expected to commence this fall.

Oh, and here’s one especially for Andrea and Brandy and um…well, just about every female (and some male) readers I have…

Frodo in Return of the King

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[ via The Gamer’s Nook ]

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9 Responses to How can you tell he’s a king?

  1. Mandie says:

    geek heaven, here I come! I’ll be first in line to get tickets to the three-fer marathon. 🙂

  2. Sunidesus says:

    Oh that sounds just wonderful! At the end of both of the first two I wanted it to keep going. I’m going to have to find out if anyplace around here is going to be doing that. Might have to go up to the Cities.

  3. elfchick says:

    I’m going to take a shower now…and a nap…damn that was good 🙂

  4. Pepperkat says:

    .:bouncy bouncy:.



  5. Scott says:

    Tell us how you really feel, Pepperkat!

  6. kat says:

    what no Legolas? Can’t wait for this one of course, I have yet to see the two towers but I will be picking it up soon. 🙂

  7. Somewhat says:

    I was going to leave a comment, but the drool has short-circuited the keyboard.

  8. brandelion says:

    oh, Sol–oh, Sol, thank you thank you for that. oh, thank you. oh. yes. Elijah…

    *bran quietly collapses fully into an Herbal Essences moment at the sight of fair Elijah splattered in mud and blood*

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