Like most Lord of the Rings fans, you probably plan a movie marathon before seeing the next film – extended edition, not theatrical cut. But this time, the theaters are planning a marathon for you.
On Monday December 15th, theaters across the country are planning an entire Hobbit marathon including The Battle of the Five Armies, says theonering.net. A full two days before it’s official release of December 17th. According to the site, you’ll settle down for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at 1:00 pm, slide into The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug at 4: 05 pm, and finish with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies at 7:00 pm. That’s roughly nine hours of Hobbit movies back to back: standard run time for an LotR fan.
Unfortunately, like The Battle of the Five Armies, both An Unexpected Journey and Desolation of Smaug will only be their theatrical versions. But at least this way you won’t have to switch out all those pesky DVDs.
Call your local theater to see if they’re participating in The Hobbit movie marathon, and find out their times and pricing. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 14th.