‘The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King’ Extended Version Being Re-Released in Theaters For 20th Anniversary

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King is headed back to theaters. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film, the Extended Version is being re-released in theaters on Thursday, April 13 and Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00 PM local time. The special release will include an introduction by Elijah Wood. In the intro, he will talk about how the J.R.R. Tolkien stories about Middle Earth have impacted the world and continues to endure.

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King originally was released on December 17, 2003. During its time in theaters, it garnered $1.1 billion at the box office. It also earned itself 11 Academy awards, including Best Picture and Director. This tied it for the most Oscars won by a film with Titanic and Ben-Hur. The film was the third film in The Lord of the Rings trilogy that were all brought to the big screen by Peter Jackson.

The 20th anniversary screening tickets for The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King can be purchased from Fathom Events at select theaters.

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King 20th Anniversary Screening Official Description

In the conclusion of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, as armies mass for a final battle that will decide the fate of the world–and powerful, ancient forces of Light and Dark compete to determine the outcome–one member of the Fellowship of the Ring is revealed as the noble heir to the throne of the Kings of Men. Yet, the sole hope for triumph over evil lies with a brave hobbit, Frodo, who, accompanied only by his loyal friend Sam and the hideous, wretched Gollum, ventures deep into the very dark heart of Mordor on his seemingly impossible quest to destroy the Ring of Power.

Prior to the film, audiences will be treated to an introduction from Elijah Wood (Frodo) discussing the impact of the LOTR trilogy and why fans return again and again to immerse themselves in this storyworld. With recent footage captured at LA Comic Con of the World Premiere of the brand new LOTR Roleplaying tabletop game, Elijah takes audiences through this limited fan event with a celebrity cast to raise support for Extra Life for Kids, a program of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

What do you think about this re-release of the Extended Version of The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King in theaters? Will you be attending? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

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