Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Sunday, March 4
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10hr 45mins // directed by:Peter Jackson // featuring:Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett

Timing for the marathon will be:

11am - 2:30pm: Fellowship of the Ring

lunch break

3:00pm - 6:45pm: The Two Towers

dinner break

8:00pm - 11:20pm: The Return of the King

All hail, Aragorn!  In honor of Viggo Mortensen receiving the 2012 Coolidge Award, we present this special marathon screening of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.  Day will turn into night as we show the extended cuts of The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), and the theatrical director's cut of The Return of the King (2003), in all of their 35mm glory!

In a time before history, in a place called Middle-earth, a dark and powerful lord has brought together the forces of evil to destroy its cultures and enslave all life caught in his path.  Sauron's time has come, and he needs only one small object - a ring that has been lost for centuries - to extinguish the light of civilization and cover the world in darkness.

But fate has put the ring into the hands of a young hobbit named Frodo Baggins. With the help of a loyal fellowship comprised of hobbits, elves, dwarves, humans, and a wizard, Frodo embarks on long and perilous journey to Mordor, Sauron’s homeland, in the hope of destroying the ring forever in the fiery chasm of Mount Doom, site of its original creation.

Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's three-volume fantasy masterpiece, the Lord of the Rings is an epic adventure of good versus evil, the power of friendship, and individual courage. Released to universal acclaim, director Peter Jackson’s three films won 17 out of the 30 Academy Awards for which they were nominated.  The final installment joins only Ben-Hur and Titanic in Academy Award history to win 11 Oscars.

Prior to the release of Return of the King, Jackson made extended editions of Fellowship of the Rings and The Two Towers. The Coolidge is proud to present the first two films as extended editions, further developing relationships between characters and restoring some moments sorely missing from the books; the third installment's theatrical release was always Jackson's director's cut, having been given carte blanche to finish the trilogy as he wished. All three films will be presented in glorious 35mm.

Elijah Wood stars as Frodo Baggins, keeper of the ring; Viggo Mortensen is Aragorn, the heir to Isildur and the only remaining descendant of the royal Númenórean line. Ian McKellen plays the wizard Galndalf and Orlando Bloom is the Elf Legolas. The cast is rounded out with Sean Bean, Dominic Monaghan, Sean Astin, John Rhys-Davies, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, and Andy Serkis as Gollum.

Tickets: $20 for the entire marathon.

Please Note: Viggo Mortensen is not scheduled to appear at this event.