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Wellington gears up for Hobbit premier

October 7, 2012 at 6:14 pm by Altaira  - 

It’s almost party time in Wellington, as they gear up for the world premeir of The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey on November 28. From the city of Wellington website: Wellington City Council will contribute $1.1 million to the premiere week activities and towards ensuring Wellington is again looking its best under the international spotlight. Celebrations and preparations for the World Premiere are already well underway, highlights include:

  • A ‘countdown clock’ to be installed on the front of the Embassy Theatre. The clock will count down the minutes to the beginning of the premiere celebrations.
  • Stunning artwork inspired by The Hobbit Trilogy to welcome visitors at Wellington International Airport and across the city.
  • A Hobbit-inspired Artisan Festival in Waitangi Park showcasing the various craftspeople and talent involved in the making of The Hobbit Trilogy.
  • Outdoor, free public screenings of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy leading up to the premiere night event.

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Posted in Events, Film Screenings, Hobbit Movie, New Zealand, Premieres, The Hobbit on October 7, 2012 by
Source: wellington.govt.nz Wellington gears up for Hobbit premier | Discuss

Thorin Oakenshield

3 responses to “Wellington gears up for Hobbit premier”

  1. Catherine says:

    Does anyone have any idea when the New York City premiere will be taking place? Obviously it’s not going to happen before the Wellington premiere, but I so want to go to the NYC one so if anyone has any inkling of when it might be happening, I wanna know!! 😀

  2. Jonny Bird says:

    Im a bit disappointed they aren’t doing the long car parade like they did for the Return of the King premier. It says its only going to be the 500 metres from Reading cinema to the Embassy theatre. I guess what im saying is I don’t see how they are going to get all the people in such a small space considering the Return of the King premier had well over 100,000 people

  3. Eurowyn says:

    Hi all, my son and I will be in Wellington for the premiere – any idea yet on best places to view, timing or other events on the day? Many thanks!

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