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LOTR Premiere to be held in London?

July 14, 2001 at 10:59 pm by Tehanu  - 

In a surprise move reported in NZ’s ‘Sunday Star Times,’ it was revealed today that New Line plans to premiere LOTR in London, as a tribute Tolkien’s homeland. Further details are expected in about a week.

There may be a further premiere in NY before the general release date, and another in NZ’s Embassy Theatre in Wellington, a few days before general release on December 19. Some of the stars including Elijah Wood and Liv Tyler will most likely be there.

Tyler was back in Wellington to re-record dialogue, as Sean Astin and Elijah have done too. Someone I know spotted her at a dance party they were at, so it seems that Liv’s still the same fun-loving party girl.

Meanwhile, the Wellington City Council is working on plans to have a street party and special screenings. They’ve allocated $50,000 towards a free public event.

What WON’T be free are tickets to the premiere, unless you’re good friends with somebody like one of the actors. Tickets are available for $250. Don’t, I repeat DON’T, email me and ask how to get on their list.

DO email me (tehanu@theonering.net) and get on our TheOneRing.net list of people interested in attending a Tolkien fan event in Wellington on Dec. 19th. If we get the numbers behind us, we can pull off the kind of glamour party that you’ll never forget.

Posted in Old Special Reports on July 14, 2001 by

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