KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, announces the return to Middle-earth with a special marathon event of Lord of the Rings movies for fans to experience the complete trilogy in anticipation of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Regal is also offering The Hobbit in a new and evolutionary presentation format for 3D with a High Frame Rate called 3D HFR. Tickets for both The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy Marathon go on sale Wednesday, November 7 at Noon EST online and at 293 participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres.
“Through this Trilogy Marathon, Regal is hosting a celebration for Tolkien fans that begins one weekend prior to the greatly anticipated release of The Hobbit,” stated Ken Thewes, Chief Marketing Officer at Regal Entertainment Group. “Regal will make The Hobbit available in an unprecedented selection of formats to suit every fan: IMAX 3D, RPX 3D, RealD 3D and traditional 2D presentations. Additionally, Regal will showcase Peter Jackson’s latest work in a special 3D presentation at 48 frames per second on 97 screens around the country. This High Frame Rate enhances picture quality, smoothness and clarity.”
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, will attract crowds to Regal Entertainment Group theatres nationwide beginning Thursday evening, December 13 as fans line-up for the midnight premiere.
Saturday, December 8 will be one very memorable day at the movies as fans can enjoy the extended director’s cut for each film in Regal’s Lord of the Rings (LOTR) Trilogy Marathon.
|LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring||11:15 AM|
|LOTR: Two Towers||3:30 PM|
|LOTR: Return of the King||8:00 PM|
When purchasing tickets for Lord of the Rings Trilogy Marathon at the box office, Regal Crown Club members can enjoy an exclusive offer on both tickets and snack purchases. Admission for loyalty club members is only $25 for all three movies. And with each $25 ticket sold, members receive a coupon good for a Lord of the Rings Combo of a medium popcorn and medium drink for only $5. The industry-leading Regal Crown Club is free to join and enables frequent guests to enjoy tremendous values. For ticket sales online, at kiosks and for those without membership, admission is $30.
Regal’s website has a wealth of information for Tolkien fans.
|The Hobbit, Opening Dec. 14:|
|The Hobbit 3D High Frame Rate:|
|LOTR Trilogy Marathon Dec. 8:|
About Regal Entertainment Group
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 6,607 screens in 521 locations in 37 states and the District of Columbia as of October 25, 2012. The Company operates theatres in 43 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company's theatre circuit not only provide its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations. Additional information is available on the Company's Web site at www.REGmovies.com.