Offers First Look at Film and Q&A with Star Sean Astin

Los Angeles, CA Fans of the long-awaited epic adventure, “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” will get an exclusive first look at the film on Saturday, December 1 from 4-6 p.m. Storyopolis and New Line Cinema will host a special celebration for the first installment of the classic J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy. Tickets to the event are $6 with a suggested age for participants of 11-years-old and up.

Patrons at the event will be treated to the debut screening of the 15-minute “Making Of…” DVD. Following the screening, actor Sean Astin will answer questions about the film and sign mini-posters while they last. Astin portrays Samwise ‘Sam’ Gamgee in the movie. New Line also provided Storyopolis with props from the New Zealand set for display. And, there will be a raffle and give-aways for qualified participants.

The film opens on December 19th in 10,000 theatres worldwide. A groundbreaking epic of good versus evil, extraordinary heroes, wondrous creatures and dark armies of terror, it has been told to 100 million people around the globe, in 25 different languages. It has recently been named the #1 most popular book of the century but it has never been told in its entirety on the screen. Beginning this year, New Line will present a grand trilogy of live-action feature films —

The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King — that will take audiences inside Tolkien’s living, breathing mythology, the world that is Middle-earth.

The film features (in alphabetical order) Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Brad Dourif, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Rhys-Davis, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, and Elijah Wood.

Storyopolis Art Gallery and Bookstore is located at 116 N. Robertson Blvd., Plaza A, Los Angeles, California 90048. Hours are from Monday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. RSVP to the event to (310) 358-2512.