New 20th Anniversary Remastered Edition!

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

friday, april 16 and tuesday, april 20 at 7:30 pm | GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 • LOFT MEMBERS: $12

This Open Air Cinema presentation will take place outdoors at The Loft Cinema, and seating is limited (sanitized chairs will be provided, or you can supply your own). The Loft Cinema adheres to all current health and safety guidelines. Social Distancing will be strictly enforced, and masks must be worn at all times (except when eating/drinking). Let’s have a fun, safe and unforgettable night at the movies, Open Air style!

These Open Air Screenings will be using 100% individual audio transmission. Earphones will be available for purchase at each screening (for $1 each), but we recommend that you bring your own WIRED earphones or headphones to maximize your viewing experience. (Note: airpods, bluetooth, and other wireless headphones are NOT compatible with our system). For FAQS and info on our new audio transmission click here.

Return to Middle-earth as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Peter Jackson’s epic The Lord of the Rings trilogy with outdoor, in-the-Shire Open Air Cinema screenings of all three films, shown on consecutive nights, and presented in spectacular new 4K remastered editions that will be available in theaters for a limited time only!  Please note: These are the theatrical versions of the LOTR films.

Screenings of each film will include one of three exclusive, newly-recorded LOTR cast reunion Q&As, each featuring different cast members, moderated by self-proclaimed “Ring Nut,” Stephen Colbert! Q&As will follow the features. These special 20th anniversary cast reunions are exclusive to these theatrical screenings, My Precious, so catch them while you can!  

The Fellowship of the Ring cast reunion Q&A will feature Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan and Elijah Wood!

“The real deal, a movie epic that pops your eyes out, piles on thrills and fun, and yet stays intimately attuned to character.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Acclaimed director Peter Jackson brought J.R.R. Tolkien’s timeless fantasy classic to the big screen in 2001 with the first film in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring, in which Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) and his Hobbit friends Sam (Sean Astin), Pippin (Billy Boyd) and Merry (Dominic Monaghan) are sent off in the direction of the terrifying volcanic Mount Doom, where they must dispose of the cursed One Ring passed down by Frodo’s cousin, Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm).   The ring, possessing extraordinary destructive powers, was forged by Sauron ages ago and, should it fall into the wrong hands, could spell the end of civilization.  Getting rid of the ring is not easy.  In fact, it might even take two more epic films to accomplish the task … (Dir. by Peter Jackson, 2001, New Zealand/USA, in English/Sindarin, 178 mins., Rated PG-13)

PLUS!  Enter our free raffle to win a vintage 10’ x 5’ Return of the King vinyl movie theater promotional banner from the original 2003 release!   Only one banner is available to rule them all, and raffle forms will be sent out via email following each screening.   The grand prize winner will be notified following the final screening in the series.

This film will be screened with Open Captions.