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Lord of Rings trilogy to screen Sunday at Del Oro

The 2001 Best Picture nominee ÒThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingÓ will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and SciencesÕ ÒGreat To Be NominatedÓ series. The fantasy about a hobbit and his epic quest to end the reign of evil in his land by destroying an ancient ring will screen on Monday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the AcademyÕs Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
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WHAT: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Marathon

WHEN: 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9

WHERE: The Del Oro Theatre, 165 Mill Street, Grass Valley

TICKETS: $15 for all three movies (Available online at http://www.sierratheaters.com or at the Del Oro Box Office)

INFO: http://www.sierratheaters.com, (530) 272-1646

The Del Oro Theatre presents an all-day marathon of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy 10 a.m. Sunday. In anticipation of the opening of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Dec. 14, fans can watch the extended versions of “The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Two Towers” and “The Return of the King” all in one day in a special movie event.

The three-epic fantasy films, directed by Peter Jackson, are based on the trilogy of books by English author and Oxford professor J.R.R. Tolkien.

Released in movie theaters in 2001, 2002 and 2003, the films were a financial success, as well as critically acclaimed and heavily awarded.

The final film, “Return of the King,” won all 11 of the Acadamy Awards for which it was nominated, tying it with “Ben-Hur” and “Titanic” for most Acaedemy Awards received for a film.

“The Hobbit” was Tolkien’s first book and has never been out of print since its first publishing in 1937.

The film, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” is the first of three movies that will tell the story of Bilbo Baggins, Frodo’s uncle, on his journey to the Lonely Mountains with a vigorous and determined group of dwarves to recover a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug.

The film opens with a midnight show Dec. 13 at the Del Oro Theatre.

Attendees of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy Marathon will be given priority seating at the midnight show of “The Hobbit.” All films in the trilogy are rated PG-13.

For information and tickets, visit, http://www.sierratheaters.com or call (530) 477-9000.

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