The Hollywood Reporter has some very bad news for US LOTR fans today.

New Line is changing their contracts with theaters and some theater chains don’t like it. As a result, the US’s largest theater chain, Regal Cinemas, is protesting by not showing Fellowship of the Ring in their theaters this coming December. Other chains might also follow this boycott.

This is not good news for us folks. has a longer article describing this decision in greater detail. [More]