'The Lord of the Rings' Extended Edition Trilogy Returns to Theaters in June

Each chapter of Peter Jackson's award-winning trilogy will play over the course of three weeks for one night each, leading up to the Blu-ray release on June 28th.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy returns to AMC theaters in June
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy returns to AMC theaters in June
To help celebrate the release of The Lord of The Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Blu-ray, which hits stores on June 28th, AMC theaters is bringing all three Extended Edition films back to screens for one night only.

The three movies will play over the course of three weeks, with The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring screening on June 14th, The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers screening on June 21st, and The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King bringing the trilogy to its climactic and Oscar-winning end on June 28th, the release date of The Lord of The Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Blu-ray.

This will be the first time that The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King Extended Edition has played in a theater. All three films will be shown digitally. More information is coming shortly.

The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring was released December 19th, 2001 and stars Alan Howard, Elijah Wood, Noel Appleby, Sean Astin, Sala Baker, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.

The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers was released December 18th, 2002 and stars Bruce Allpress, Sean Astin, John Bach, Sala Baker, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Jed Brophy. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.

The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King was released December 17th, 2003 and stars Noel Appleby, Alexandra Astin, Sean Astin, David Aston, John Bach, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.



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Comments (23)

  1. SpaceCowboy

    @gandoff Some thought the extended LOTR films were 5 hours a piece since that was the rumor before the DVDs had come out. But if you were to watch the original trilogy and extended trilogy side by side it would add up to 20 hours or so.

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  2. Gandoff

    @McCartney. I am not sure what you mean by exaggeration. The LOTR's movies each are roughly 3 1/2 hours long in the Extened version. So at a estimation of 4 hours foor each film, it would be 12 hours of play time. Someone said it would take 20 hours to watch them all. By math, with addition of reel changing time, and credits at the end of the films as "breaks", then it would not take 20 hours of "striaght" watching time which is why I said what I did. So once again, I have no idea what your mean.

    3 years agoby @gandoffFlag

  3. Major Tom

    @gandoff Exaggeration is a new concept for you, isn't it?

    Back on topic, this is pretty exciting news, but I probably won't go. Besides, I probably don't have an AMC theatre near me anyway.

    3 years agoby @movie-nutFlag

  4. account-closed

    The Blu-ray, extended version is a must have for me. Been waiting a long time for it.

    3 years agoby @account-closedFlag

  5. incmob

    @ghostman I WOULD SO LOVE THAT... I unfortunately waited all the way until the extended dvds to own the films (which adds so much more depth to the films) so i am a little bummed that i am not going to be shelling out for the blue ray extended, so getting them for free, would be bad ass!

    3 years agoby @incmobFlag

  6. Josh

    Star Wars AND Rings coming back to theatres? Awesome news for cinema buffs. Too bad there are no AMC theatres where I live. :(

    3 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  7. Shadow Of The Day

    Great News.

    3 years agoby @asifFlag

  8. Ghostman

    @incmob correct, you are! if only they would give away the blu-rays during the movies. That--would be awesome! some kind of contest at the beginning of each movie where they hold a raffle ticket drawing :)

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  9. incmob

    @ghostman it is worth it especially for the 3 hour... err... 3.5 hours of sitting through it.

    3 years agoby @incmobFlag

  10. Furankisan

    LOTR Kings edition: that's the one to see. And I got the perfect pillow for my ass to sit through it.

    3 years agoby @furankisanFlag

  11. ZanyZap

    I saw the second and the third in theaters, but I'd be down to view them again, especially the extended versions. I may buy a Blu-ray player just for the LOTR trilogy and the Star Wars saga.

    3 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  12. Ghostman

    Speechless.

    *Just to clear up the confusio: they will NOT be played back-to-back in one day(!) they're being released one day for 3 weeks seperately ppl.*

    Anyway, never seen them in theatres, only on DVD, but I will do my best to see them at the show :)
    Wow.

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  13. Brian

    I'm there.

    3 years agoby @brianFlag

  14. skywise

    @addictionnonfatel cover that mouth when you yawn!!! =P

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  15. Worth5Bucks

    sweeeeeeeet!

    3 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  16. Gandoff

    If it was close to me, i would do it... You could have breaks between the movies. While credits role, and the movie gets change for the next one. Then you get up to, 30 mins between each film. But they all are not 20 hours long together @jonspidey07. They are more like 12-13 hours together.

    3 years agoby @gandoffFlag

  17. bipolarmassive

    *Yawns*....

    3 years agoby @addictionnonfatelFlag

  18. skywise

    oh hell ya, the extended versions are by far superior and i will definatly see them in theaters as it has not been done.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  19. JonSpidey07

    kinda back-handed of them to play them back-to-back
    my ass would get sore from sitting for 20 hrs if I had an AMC theater showing these movies
    why bother when I have the whole trilogy already on DVD?

    3 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  20. moviegeek

    I'm probably not going to go to this, but it would be fun to see at least one of them.

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  21. T.Clark

    It would be quite the experience to see these in theaters. I never did...but I doubt I will. There's lots of movies coming out this summer.

    I'm surprised they're not being released in 3D lol

    3 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  22. SpaceCowboy

    My ass will be numb watching these back to back in theaters. But it will be worth it.

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  23. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Way to advertise the Blu Ray release

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag