Marathon day planned for ‘Lord of the Rings’
The Del Oro Theatre presents an all-day marathon of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy beginning at 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 huge 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 Academy Awards received for a film.
The Lord of the Rings tells the story of the hobbit Frodo Baggins and a fellowship of elves, dwarves, hobbits, men and wizards in their quest to destroy the One Ring and thus ensure the destruction of its maker, the Dark Lord Sauron. Filled with epic battles, breathtaking scenery, dazzling special effects and triumphant performances, the films spared no expense in their attempt to tell Tolkien’s story.
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,” which opens in movie theaters Dec. 14, 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.
Tickets are $15 for all three movies and can be purchased online at http://www.sierratheaters.com or at the Del Oro Box Office.
For information visit, http://www.sierratheaters.com, or call (530) 477-9000.
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