One marathon to rule them all…

Our August trilogy presentation is sold out! So on Saturday, September 15th, The Frida Cinema is giving you a second opportunity to prove just how die-hard a fan of The Lord of the Rings trilogy you really are…

Starting at 11:30am, for a single ticket price of $15, we will be presenting the Extended Editions of all three The Lord of the Rings films, on 4K digital prints, back-to-back at The Frida Cinema in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the epic, Oscar-winning third installment The Return of the King!  Films will screen as follows:

11:30am – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
3:45pm – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
8:30pm – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

There will be a 35-minute intermission between Parts 1 & 2 for lunch, and a 50-minute intermission between Parts 2 & 3 for dinner!  Tickets will not be sold for individual films, so that we can ensure that we do not overfill; $15 gets you all three films, or any portion therein!  (But why stop at one or two?!  This is a very rare opportunity – throw on your comfiest clothes, bring a pillow and blanket, and take a 13-hour journey through Middle-earth!

Special Event.  Frida Cinema passes and Membership ticket discounts not valid (though Members can still take advantage of their concession discounts at this event!).

(And yes, expect giveaways and surprises.  This is The Frida Cinema, after all…)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Directed by Peter Jackson.  228 minutes.  2001.

A kind hobbit named Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) lives a humble life at the Shire with his fellow companions, until he is tasked with a perilous mission – to embark on an epic journey through Middle-earth and destroy the powerful One Ring. Accompanied by a fellowship of hobbits, elves, dwarves, men, and wizard Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen), Frodo sets off to accomplish his task as the evil Sauron assembles an army of his own to bring darkness to the realm.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Directed by Peter Jackson.  235 minutes.  2002.

Exhausted and broken, the fellowship continues their journey to Mordor.  Along the way, Frodo and his trusted friend Samwise Gamgee (Sean Astin) learn they are being followed by the mysterious Gollum; and Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), the Elf archer Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and Gimli the Dwarf (John Rhys-Davies ) encounter the besieged Rohan kingdom, whose once great King Theoden has fallen under Saruman’s deadly spell.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Directed by Peter Jackson.  263 minutes.  2003.

Winner of 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, the epic climax finds the once-great kingdom in desperate need of its king as Sauron’s army advances. As a final battle is staged, a determined but emotionally and physically weary Frodo continues his perilous trip across treacherous enemy lands to cast the One Ring into the fires of Mount Doom, relying on support from Samwise as the ring’s cruel energy continues to wage a war of wills against his very soul.  Tied with Ben-Hur and Titanic for most Academy Awards received for a film, The Return of the King provides a deeply satisfying climax to a thrilling trilogy brimming with epic battles, breathtaking scenery, dazzling special effects, and triumphant performances.