The Best Trilogy In Movie History Is Heading Back To Theaters Bigger Than Ever

By Nikola Pajtic | Updated

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Warner Bros. and Fathom Events are bringing Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning, jaw-dropping, Lord of the Rings trilogy back to theaters in its bigger-than-ever and better-than-ever form. For the first time ever, audiences will experience the epic journeys of Frodo and the Fellowship in a stunning 4K Ultra HD, remastered from Jackson’s 2020 extended cut edition released for home media.

Fathom Events

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The theatrical screening will happen across three days, 8-10 June at theaters participating in the Fathom Events network. These include major chains like Cinemark, Regal, and AMC, so there won’t be a problem finding a location. To secure a ticket, check over the Fathom Events website.

The Schedule

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June 8 brings the first film from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring, in which viewers are introduced to the idyllic Shire, the Council of Elrond, and a terrifying encounter with Balrog. All of this in 4K Ultra HD and in an extended version clocking at just under 200 minutes. 

The next day, June 9 will be the day when the epic battles of Helm’s Deep happen as the audience will be treated to The Two Towers which lasts just over 200 minutes.

On June 10, the end to the trilogy comes with The Return of the King clocking just over 250 minutes.

The Film Trilogy

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When released for the first time in the early 2000s Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy quickly became a cultural phenomenon. It brought J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved book to life with stunning visuals and epic storytelling, changing the fantasy genre forever. 

The trilogy helped the careers of actors like Elijah Wood, while special and practical effects inspired countless filmmakers, with James Cameron, citing the trilogy as an inspiration for Avatar.

The Rings Of Power

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While the Lord of the Rings trilogy in 4K Ultra HD extended cut in theaters is a cause for celebration, for Tolkien fans, there is plenty more to come from Middle Earth in 2024. The Rings of Power returns with its second season.

Rings of Power is a prequel series to Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy that leads to the creation of Sauron’s ring. The series stars Morfydd Clark as Galadriel, Charlie Vickers as Halbrand, and many others who influence the story in their own way. The second season is underway and while there is no release date set, it is expected to premier on Amazon Prime anywhere between fall and winter. 

The War Of The Rohirrim

Furthermore, Warner Bros. is working on the upcoming epic anime adventure film The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim. This is a standalone story that focuses on the history of Rohan and King Helm Hammerhand, whose fortress Helm’s Deep we see in Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The War of Rohirrim premiers on December 13 and features such stars as Miranda Otto as the voice of Eowyn who played the character in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Brian Cox as the voice of King Helm Hammerhand, and Shaun Dooley voicing Freca.