New 20th Anniversary Remastered Edition!

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Sunday, april 18 and Thursday, april 22 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 Return of the King cast reunion Q&A will feature Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis!

“Here is an epic finale with literature’s depth and opera’s splendor – and one that could only be achieved in movies.   What could be more terrific?” – Richard Corliss, Time Magazine

The concluding chapter in Peter Jackson’s epic The Lord of the Rings trilogy presents the incredible final confrontation between the forces of good and evil as they battle for control of the future of Middle-earth.   Brave Hobbits Frodo and Sam reach Mordor in their quest to destroy the One Ring, while Aragorn leads the forces of good into a last-ditch confrontation with Sauron’s evil army at the stone city of Minas Tirith.  Winner of a jaw-dropping 11 Academy Awards (including Best Picture, making this the first fantasy film to receive that honor), The Return of the King is an emotional, action-packed, highly satisfying finale to one of the greatest trilogies in movie history. (Dir. by Peter Jackson, 2003, New Zealand/USA, in English/Sindarin/Old English/Quenya, 200 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.