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The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Extended Edition)

Sunday, Jan 1 at 12:30 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Peter Jackson. 2004, 251 mins. DCP. With Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Christopher Lee, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Brad Dourif, Karl Urban, John Noble, Andy Serkis, Ian Holm. Peter Jackson’s improbably brilliant, mammothly successful trilogy is perhaps the last great cinematic fantasy epic. This breathtaking adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel, following the efforts of one small hobbit, Frodo (Elijah Wood), to save a world fallen into darkness and evil by disposing of the “One Ring to Rule Them All” in the fires of Mordor, is large-scale moviemaking at its very finest. In his extended editions, initially released only on DVD and Blu-ray, Jackson intensifies and deepens nearly every relationship, plot turn, and battle sequence, making an already staggering experience even more visually and emotionally overwhelming.

Rated PG-13; recommended for ages 12 and up.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.