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Return of the King Becomes Return of the Rings

August 22nd, 2003

In a move sure to set the hearts of hobbit fans aflutter, New Line has announced plans for theatrical releases of the extended editions of The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers in the days leading up to the December 17 debut of The Return of the King.

According to Variety, the release will be be limited to 100-150 screens and the top 10 markets in the U.S. and Canada.

The Fellowship of the Ring will open on December 5, followed by The Two Towers on December 12. The plan is to complete the party with a back-to-back showings of all three movies on December 16, culminating in an 11pm showing of Return of the King.

Tickets will go on sale online in late September or early October.

Bruce Nash

Source: Variety

Filed under: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers