From Asarina:

Minnesota “Lord of the Rings” fans can catch an advance screening of the feature film one week before its Dec. 19 official release date.

The film will be shown at 7 pm Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Historic State Theater in downtown Minneapolis. The advance screening is a fund-raiser event for Carleton College in Northfield. The film’s executive producer Barrie Osborne graduated from Carleton in 1966.

Tickets are available at two levels: a $50 ticket includes the 7 pm screening and a post-screening social hour at Backstage at Bravo in Minneapolis; a $200 ticket includes those events plus a pre-reception with Osborne at The Palomino restaurant.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Carleton College Office of Alumni Affairs at 1-800-729-2586.