The Coolidge Corner Theatre presents THE COMPLETE LORD OF THE RINGS!
Fri-Sat Jan 28-29 @ midnite
Special FREE screening!
Before Peter Jackson tackled J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic story of Middle Earth, the television animation team of Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass (known for their classic stop-motion holiday specials like RUDOLPH, FROSTY and MAD MONSTER PARTY) took a stab at THE HOBBIT – and produced a cel-animated version that is a certified classic. Featuring the voices of Orson Bean, Otto Preminger, and John Huston as the first great version of Gandalf, the film also terrified many a 9-year-old’s psyche with a truly creepy lizard-like Gollum (voiced by the legendary comedian Brother Theodore). And let us not forget that final battle with the evil dragon Smaug. “I am strong, Strong, STRONG!”
Special 11pm shows in February Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS (showtime subject to change based on our other features, please check week before show to confirm)
Fri-Sat Feb 4-5 – THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
Fri-Sat Feb 11-12 – THE TWO TOWERS
Fri-Sat Feb 18-19 – THE RETURN OF THE KING
All shows $6
Or buy special 3-pack of tickets, one for each film, for only $12! Includes first seating at all shows!
Oh sure, you know THE LORD OF THE RINGS films by now – they’re only the biggest phenomenon in popular film since, oh, STAR WARS (and they are better, too). And while you may have worn out those special edition DVDs (we have), there’s still nothing like seeing these stunning cinematic epics ON THE BIG SCREEN! Don’t miss another chance to live the riveting, exciting, and amazingly lush (thank you New Zealand! You are the perfect Middle Earth) adventures of Frodo, Samwise, Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and Merry & Pipin, as they form an unbreakable fellowship with one mission: to destroy the one true ring before it falls into the hands of the uber-evil Dark Lord Sauron – or gets snatched away by the lovably treacherous Gollum, perhaps the best CGI character to yet grace the screen (take that Jar Jar!). Sure, it may be three epic films, but as Gimli says “It still only counts as one”, and this is one you must see once again on the GIANT screen! Come in costume for free popcorn and a chance to enter our prize drawing for collectable Tolkien stuff! (note: films are showing in original theatrical versions)
The Coolidge Corner Theatre is located at 290 Harvard St. in Brookline, Massachusetts. For more information about the theatre, visit coolidge.org