Libby writes: Thanks very much for listing the free outdoor screening of the LOTR trilogy + Hobbit Breakfast in your EVENTS blog — that is great. Hopefully folks who don’t head down to Comic-Con will come on out.

I wanted to share details about another screening of the trilogy in August, taking place at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. Ticket prices for the entire program will be $3, and artist David Hildebrandt will introduce the screening.

Saturday, August 2 – 5:00 PM Fantasy, Horror & Sci-Fi Series — Special Marathon!
**Special price for this event: All admissions – $3.00

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, 2001, Warner Bros., 208 min. Dir. Peter Jackson.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, 2002, Warner Bros., 223 min. Dir. Peter Jackson.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING, 2003, Warner Bros., 251 min. Dir. Peter Jackson.

Director Peter Jackson and a brilliantly talented cast and crew have brought to cinematic life J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure of good against evil. The future of civilization rests on the fate of the One Ring, which has been lost for centuries. Powerful forces are unrelenting in their search for it. Fate has placed it in the hands of a young Hobbit named Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), who inherits the Ring and undertakes a heroic quest through Middle Earth revealing how, through courage, commitment, and determination, even the smallest of us can change the world. With Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen. The Extended version will be shown.

Illustrator artist Greg Hildebrandt – who became internationally known for the original STAR WARS movie poster and beautiful J.R.R. Tolkien LORD OF THE RINGS artwork – will introduce the marathon. Discover the Hilderbrandt brothers’ work at Every Picture Tells a Story, across the street from the Aero Theatre [1311 Montana Ave # C].