If you’re a Tolkien fan, and you liked Academy Award-winning “The Lord of the Rings” movies, you’ll know that the grandly sweeping landscapes of Middle Earth (a.k.a. New Zealand) just don’t have the same effect on your home screen. The solution: a one-night-each nationwide screening of the extended version, including nine Puget Sound theaters, courtesy of Fathom Events and beginning next week.
Based on the famous novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Lord of the Rings” tells an epic tale of men, hobbits, elves, dwarves and wizards working together on a quest to find and destroy the ring that threatens their world.
In addition to the original movies, you’ll get to see nearly an hour more footage, including introductions by director Peter Jackson from the set of his current film, “The Hobbit” (another Tolkien classic).
Here’s the schedule: “The Fellowship of the Ring,” 7 p.m. June 14; “The Two Towers,” 7 p.m. June 21; “The Return of the King,” 7 p.m. June 28.
Venues include Kent Station, 426 Ramsay Way, Kent; Southcenter, 633 Southcenter Mall, Seattle; Century Theatres Federal Way, 2001 S. Commons, Federal Way; Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia; Auburn 17 Theatres, 1101 Supermall Way Ste. 901, Auburn.
Tickets are $12.50, available at theater box offices and www.fathomevents.com