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'The Hobbit' & 'LOTR' Marathon Tickets Are On Sale This Wednesday

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November 4, 2012
Source: Deadline

The Hobbit Tickets

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit... It's almost time! Are you ready? Warner Bros will begin selling tickets for North American screenings of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey starting this upcoming Wednesday, November 7th. The tickets will go on sale for most US theaters starting at 12:00PM EST. In addition to midnight and opening day showings on December 14th, Warner Bros is also running marathon screenings of the extended Lord of the Rings (again) on Saturday, Dec. 8th, and Sunday, Dec. 9th. It's Trilogy Tuesday Saturday all over again! Time to get excited - and double check credit cards.

"We're expecting a big result as we start the journey for all 3 films," a WB exec told Deadline. And it's time to start the hype. Tickets will go on sale at Noon EST on Wednesday (not midnight) so be ready, if you're excited to get to a midnight showing. The Hobbit, starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo, will be showing in 2D and 3D, as well as 24FPS (regular), digital and HFR (aka 48FPS), plus IMAX. Lots of choices, so make the right decision. It may be too early to jump the gun on HFR, but it may also be the kind of experience Peter Jackson really wants everyone to have with this. 48FPS 3D may be the way to go, but we won't know until December. Either way, I'm planning to book tickets this Wednesday for opening night. What about you?

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson as three movies, is set in Middle-Earth 60 years before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen ten years ago. The films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, were shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest cameras. The Hobbit follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins (Freeman) who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Arriving in theaters in 3D/48FPS on December 14th.

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  • beevis
    i guess it goes without saying i'll be getting tickets this week!
  • Middleagedwhiteguy
    Was talking to one of the staff at the Embassy Theater in Wellington, where the world Premiere will take place on 28 November, and they are busy little beavers....and excited as hell!
  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.peloquin.14 Matt Peloquin
    So many different formats to see this in. Is there a consensus on which frame rate is the best and if the 3D is worth it?
    • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Alex Billington
      How would we (or anyone) know without having seen it yet? I would say 48FPS 3D is the way to go, but you may hate it like that, though it's up to you. Hard to tell. I don't think WB is going to promote/market anything but the release this year, and will probably let HFR build over the next two movies after this one.
      • http://www.facebook.com/matt.peloquin.14 Matt Peloquin
        Well I know people at Comic Con saw some footage and I was also asking if it was shot in 3D or converted. I'll probably see the 48FPS version just so it's a unique experience.
        • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Alex Billington
          Ah, but don't forget - the Comic-Con footage wasn't even in 3D! A lot of people were predicting they got cold feet last minute, and decided to just show it regular 2D non-HFR. So even those who saw that stuff can't really say! They're making it a tough choice. Link for a piece we wrote up during the Con: http://www.firstshowing.net/2012/the-hobbit-gets-cold-feet-comic-con-footage-will-not-be-3d48fps/
          • http://www.facebook.com/matt.peloquin.14 Matt Peloquin
            Awesome, just what I was looking for. Thanks!
    • castingcouch
      After the premiere and first showings, then we'll know.

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