To prepare for the U.S. release of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” on December 14th, Regal Cinemas has announced that they will be presenting a marathon of the “Lord of the Rings” Extended Editions at 293 participating Regal theaters across the United States on Saturday, December 8th.    The marathon (with a special introduction by Sir Peter Jackson) will start with The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring” at 11:15 a.m., The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers at 3:30 p.m. and ending with The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King at 8:00 p.m.

Regal Crown Club members can enjoy an exclusive offer of $25 for all three movies, which also includes a coupon good for a Lord of the Rings Combo of a medium popcorn and medium drink for only $5.  Non-member tickets will be $30. 

Tickets for the marathon go on sale at 9 a.m. Wednesday, November 7th – the same day as tickets for The Hobbit!    To find a theater near you hosting the trilogy screening,  check the Regal Cinemas website.