Back To Middle Earth: The Hobbit Trilogy Returning To Theatres With Extended Editions

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One trilogy of Middle Earth was not enough for us Tolkien lovers, so life gave us another trilogy that served as a prequel. Sure, stretching a 300 pages-long book into a trilogy was a bit too crazy and quite risky. We still loved it because, let’s face it: Peter Jackson knows his way through Middle Earth.

The last Hobbit movie, The Battle of the Five Armies, came out last December, and I don’t know about you but I feel a small void in my geeky heart. How could I not? For the last three years, we kept on getting trailers and behind the scenes featurettes of this journey. I’m way too emotionally invested on this.

Luckily for all our Tolkien fans, we have some exciting news: The Hobbit trilogy is coming back to theatres, but this time in extended version. You know, because almost three hours of each was not enough! (Come on, those hours fly quite fast). 

The One Ring reports that Fathom Entertainment is in charge of these special presentations which will take place in October.

The post read: “Fathom Events and Warner Bros. are partnering to present the extended editions of all three Hobbit movies. Shown over three nights, the epic Peter Jackson trilogy will be the first time the extended editions have ever been released in theatres. Also included will be an exclusive introduction by director Peter Jackson. First night showing starts Monday, October 5th, 2015, at 7:30pm local. Tickets will be regular admission for each movie.”

If you were waiting for one more chance to go back to Middle Earth, this is it! Get ready, clear your schedule for that month, and get working on that Elven/Hobbit/Dwarf/Wizard costume (or just get ready. Whatever sails your boat).

Unfortunately for us not in the US, it is unknown if these presentations will expand to other countries. Let’s hope they do! If not, we will have to live through our American friends.

So, my fellow Hobbit fans, are you excited? Or do you feel extended versions are unnecessary? (Totally valid, by the way) But most importantly: will you attend these screenings?