Offering Advance Tickets for the Lord of the Rings

Tickets Now Available for Special Extended Edition Screenings of the First Two Films of the Trilogy and a Lord of the Rings Marathon;

Tickets for the December 17th Launch of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Available November 26, 2003

(Hollywood, CA – October 13, 2003) – announced today it is now offering tickets at select theaters for special extended edition screenings of the first two installments of The Lord of the Rings, as well as a one-day marathon of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, including The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Additionally, the site will offer advance tickets for the December 17th opening of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King beginning November 26th. Check for availability.

The special extended editions of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers will feature additional footage not previously included in the films originally released versions. The screenings of Fellowship will take place December 5th-11th and for Two Towers on December 12th-15th in select theaters. Fans can also purchase tickets for a Lord of the Rings marathon, scheduled for December 16th, which will feature the extended editions of Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, followed by the first showings of The Return of the King.

"The Lord of the Rings films have created a large, loyal fan base, all eager to be among the first to view the final installment of the trilogy and the special extended versions." said Stuart Halperin, Executive Vice President of Marketing, "The first two Lord of the Rings films are amongst the biggest sellers for and we expect the same success from Return of the King." partners with elite theater chains including AMC Theatres, Consolidated Theatres, Crown Theatres, Famous Players, Hoyts Cinemas, Krikorian Premiere Theatres, Marcus Theatres, Metropolitan Theatres, National Amusements, Rave Motion Pictures and Spotlight Theatres.

Purchasing tickets online is simple. Users click on, enter their postal code to locate a movie, show time, and nearby theater and buy their tickets with a credit card. users simply go to the theater's box office or automated ticketing station, with credit card in hand for verification, and pick up their tickets.

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