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      So. When The Return of the King was released, the day before the official release, New Line Cinema held special screenings in a few select theaters around the country.

      All three films screened in one day, with hour (or hour-and-a-half) breaks in between (in don’t recall precisely).

      The screenings were, for the first two films we all had already seen, the new extended editions, so each was over two hours long. Then there was TROTK screening (which was new to everyone).

      New Line Cinema reps were there, handing out gifts. We all got three framed cells of 35mm film cut from one of the original prints of the new film. I still have mine.

      It was actually quite amazing, being in a theater packed with people who all wanted to be there. It was breathtaking when the first strains of the LOTR theme played in the dark theater. And people wept openly as TROTK went through its many endings.

      What stuck with me was how much the three films felt like one cohesive film when you watched them back to back.

      I think we arrived at the theater around 9AM. We left the theater around 10PM (not including jaunts out across the street to grab a burger or something during the intermissions). It was grueling, but it was marvelous, too.

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        did it with just dvds at my house and we closed the curtains and such. So many breaks needed with all the people. took forever. Felt like the walking dead at the end. This was once I was able to get the extended for return of the king. So worth it. Side tidbit. When I was doing open houses on my first place we would play play one of the dvds on the tv for background atmosphere.

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    They did this back in 2022 as well, was nice

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      …the versions that the filmmaker remastered in 2020 for a 4K Ultra HD re-release. This is the first time the remastered versions will be in theaters.

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    Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy is coming back again — but it’s a bit different this time.

    Warner Bros. and Fathom Events are teaming to rerelease the Oscar-winning fantasy blockbusters this summer.

    The films will screen across three days at Fathom Events participating chains, like AMC, Cinemark and Regal.

    There’s no official premiere date yet, but a fall or winter release seems likely.

    Also, there’s Warner Bros.’ upcoming anime film, The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, which tells the story of Helm Hammerhand, King of Rohan (of Helm’s Deep fame) who ruled over 250 years prior to the events of The Lord of the Rings.

    The new film is set in the same universe as Jackson’s trilogy, with Mirando Otto returning to voice Éowyn.


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    In my city, it looks like the showings for the first film are at 3:30/4 pm on a Friday. I wish they had been able to get a later start time for at least the Friday movie…