Paul writes in with some information that will bring partial relief to Candian Ringers: I hope I am not advertising my way out of a ticket for this, but I received the following e-mail from Empire Theatres which is the largest cinema chain in eastern Canada. Just thought you might want to post this response to my e-mail inquiry to them. Thanks again love your site.

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Sent: Friday, October 17, 2003 3:17 PM

Hello and thank you for your email and feedback. We welcome all feedback and questions at Empire Theatres.

With the upcoming release of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the film’s distributor has decided to re-release the first two installments of the trilogy, with a marathon session of all three films in one day on December 16. But they have also decided to go limited in this endeavor. So we at Empire Theatres will be playing the re-release and the marathon at two of our locations, being Studio 12 Cinemas in St-John’s, NF and Empire 18 Bayers Lake in Halifax, NS.

We do not have details yet as to when tickets will go on sale. But if you check our website every once in a while at, it will be the first place we make the announcement.

Thank you again for using Empire Theatres Feedback and please feel free to e-mail us anytime.