Simon writes: This information comes direct from the Auckland Village Queen St Village Newsletter (14.11.03). The tickets go on sale from the the 20th of November for Megamembers. So, for those who want to book on this date, you will have to join the Megamembers club (it’s free!!) at their website Below is what was actually printed in the newsletter:

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King – 18 December 03 (midnight screenings Wed, 17 December 03, & yes we will be showing Fellowship of the Rings & The Two Towers before the Return of the King opens). Tickets on sale to Megamembers only from the 20th of November.