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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy


Join us for this special marathon screening of Peter Jackson's epic, Academy-Award winning The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Your journey begins with The Fellowship of the Ring at 11am. There will be a 30 minute break before The Two Towers at roughly 3:15pm for afternoon tea. Following that film, there will be a 60 minute break for dinner at 7:15pm before The Return of the King at 8:15pm. The full program should exit by 11:45pm. Guests will receive wristbands for reentry.  

Set in the fictional world of Middle-earth, the trilogy follow the hobbit Frodo Baggins as he and the Fellowship embark on a quest to destroy the One Ring, to ensure the destruction of its maker, the Dark Lord Sauron. The Fellowship eventually splits up and Frodo continues the quest with his loyal companion Sam and the treacherous Gollum . Meanwhile, Aragorn, heir in exile to the throne of Gondor, along with Legolas, Gimli, Boromir, Merry, Pippin and the wizard Gandalf, unite to save the Free Peoples of Middle-earth from the forces of Sauron and rally them in the War of the Ring to aid Frodo by distracting Sauron's attention.

The Lord of the Rings is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential film series ever made. Each film was critically acclaimed, with high praise for their innovative special effects, acting, set design, musical score and emotional depth, and heavily awarded, the series winning 17 Academy Awards. 

In a nod to both the Coolidge's long track record of showcasing innovative, boundary-pushing works of film art as well as the start of construction on our expanded space, the theme of this year’s Big Screen Classics series will be Groundbreaking Films! We look forward to sharing more information about our expansion project throughout the year and hope you will join us for one or more of this year's Big Screen Classics the way they were meant to be seen -- on the big screen!