Janeta writes: A grand start to the New Year: The Egyptian Theater will be screening “the director’s cut” of LOTR on January 22, starting at 1:00. From the website: Saturday, January 22 – 1:00 PM: The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), marking its 30th anniversary, has selected the 30 Most Significant Independent Films(tm) from around the world produced over the past three decades. Director Peter Jackson and a brilliantly talented cast and crew 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, and 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 undertakes a heroic quest through Middle Earth. With Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett and Ian McKellen. Tickets

Triple Feature: 10th Anniversary! THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, 2001, Warner Bros., 208 min. Dir. Peter Jackson. [35mm]
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, 2002, Warner Bros., 223 min. Dir. Peter Jackson. [35mm]
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING, 2003, Warner Bros., 201 min. Dir. Peter Jackson. [BluRay]