wyvernwell writes: The complete Lord of the Rings trilogy will be shown at a charity screening taking place in San Francisco on August 18 from 11AM to midnight.

The screening will be held at the Presidio Theater, 2340 Chestnut Street in San Francisco, in the beautiful Marina District of the city.

This is a benefit for the Cure Autism Now Foundation. All proceeds will go directly to this foundation to help autistic kids and their parents by providing grants for research and support programs.

Between screenings of the features, there will be activities including raffles, door prizes, a costume contest, and intermission programming. It’s rumored that John Rhys-Davies and potentially other celebs will be sending in their taped “hellos” for the event. Longtime Ringer Leah Jakusovszky’s short award-winning fanfilm titled “Fellowship of the Bags” will be shown. Trailers for the long-awaited “Fellowship of the Beans” will also be screened! Prizes for the raffle and costume contest have been donated by WETA workshop and private collectors. We’ve just heard that Alan Lee (yes, THE Alan Lee) will be finishing up an exclusive T-shirt for this event soon.

Thursday, August 18 is a work day — but the trilogy and all the events will last until midnight, with plenty happening after 6 p.m. You are welcome to join us at any time during the event. This is going to be a day of fun for every SF Bay Area LOTR fan. Dust off those costumes and beat the heat in cool, foggy San Francisco – for a worthy cause.

To purchase tickets, and for more details on the event, visit sftrilogy.org