DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fathom Events, New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures will present all three extended editions of The Hobbit Trilogy across a three-night theatrical event, featuring The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Monday, October 5; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Wednesday, October 7; and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on Tuesday, October 13. Each of the features will play at 7:30 p.m. local time. This is the first time that the extended editions have been shown in movie theaters, including the never-before-seen extended edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. In addition to the events, there will be a special on-screen introduction from the Trilogy’s director, co-screenwriter and producer Peter Jackson.
Tickets for The Hobbit Trilogy are now on sale and can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com, or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 500 movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) – Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
The Hobbit Bilbo Baggins, who—along with the Wizard Gandalf and 13 Dwarves, led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield—is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug. Along the path, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of a “precious” ring tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways he cannot begin to know.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) – Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
The Hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the Wizard Gandalf and 13 Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, continue their journey to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Along the way they encounter the skin-changer Beorn, giant Spiders of Mirkwood, Wood-elves led by Legolas, Tauriel, and King Thranduil, and a mysterious Man named Bard, who smuggles them into Lake-town. Finally reaching the Lonely Mountain, they face their greatest danger - the Dragon Smaug.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) – Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed their homeland, but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon, Smaug, upon Lake-town. As Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor under the weight of his reclaimed wealth, Bilbo is forced to make a desperate and dangerous choice, not knowing that even greater perils lie ahead—Sauron, the Dark Lord, has returned to Middle-earth. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide—unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends as five great armies go to war.
“We are excited to give fans the first chance to see the extended editions of this Trilogy in cinemas,” said Fathom Events CEO John Rubey. “The incredible cinematography and action in each feature will be even better on the big screen and will give Hobbit fans a chance to binge-watch as a community!”
For artwork/photos related to The Hobbit Trilogy, visit the Fathom Events press site.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 820 locations in 177 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About The Hobbit Trilogy
Peter Jackson, the Academy Award-winning director of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, directed The Hobbit Trilogy – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and the final film, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. The Trilogy screenplays were written by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro. Jackson also produced the films, together with Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner and Fran Walsh. The executive producers are Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Ken Kamins and Carolyn Blackwood, with Boyens and Eileen Moran serving as co-producers. All three films in The Hobbit Trilogy are productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), with New Line managing production. Warner Bros. Pictures handled worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television distribution handled by MGM.