Do you live in Illinois, Indiana, or any of those other states clustered in the middle of the U.S.? Do you want to see The Two Towers on opening night, surrounded by other Tolkien fans, without standing in any freezing cold line, with fun stuff like a costume contest and prizes sponsored by and others? Then this is for you!

Anwyn again invites all Midwestern Ringers (and anybody else who wants to make the trip!) to the Lorraine Theater in Hoopeston, IL, for a night of Tolkien camaraderie. You can get all the details at

In a nutshell, here’s the deal:

The Lorraine Theater is a terrific old movie palace with an enormous screen, state-of-the-art sound, and online ticketing with reserved seats.
Showtime is 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18. The costume contest begins at 6:00 p.m.
Other activities will include book readings, Tolkien art slides, the Towers soundtrack CD playing over the sound system before the show, and an informal gathering at a bar & grill down the street from the theater to discuss the movie afterwards.

Check out the details page for all the information! Hope to see you there!