“The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy Returning to Theaters in Remastered & Extended Version

Peter Jackson’s colossal The Lord of the Rings trilogy, a mighty, jaw-dropping achievement that wowed audiences and fellow filmmakers alike (James Cameron said the trilogy helped inspire Avatar) is returning to theaters this summer. Only this time, the trilogy will be even bigger.

Warner Bros. and Fathom Events are teaming up to release Jackson’s magnum opus in extended versions, including those Jackson remastered for the 4K Ultra HD rerelease that came out in 2020. This will be the first chance for fans to see the purest iteration of Jackson’s vision on the big screen, however.

All three Lord of the Rings films—The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), and The Return of the King (2003)—will screen over a three day period at participating Fathom Events chains, including Cinemark, Regal, and AMC. The Fellowship of the Ring will screen on June 8, The Two Towers on June 9, and The Return of the King on June 10. Tickets are available here.

A lot is happening in Middle-earth, as season 2 of Amazon’s ambitious The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is set to be released this year. Then there’s Warner Bros.’ anime film The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrimwhich is due out on December 13, and is centered on the King of Rohan, Helm Hammerhand, and his exploits 250 years before the events depicted in Jackson’s seminal trilogy.

So it’s fitting that it’ll be Jackson’s beloved trilogy that will kickstart our return to the fantasy world dreamed up by J.R.R. Tolkien, a world that is continuing to expand.

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Featured image: WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – MARCH 15: Peter Jackson, New Zealand director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy poses with the props from the film set in his Wingnut Films office in Wellington New Zealand. Jackson has been nominated for best director at the 2002 Academy Awards and his film ‘The fellowship of the Ring’ has a further 12 nominations. (Photo by Robert Patterson/Getty Images)


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