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