New 20th Anniversary Remastered Edition!

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

SATURDAY, april 17 and WEDNESDAY, april 21 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 noted “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 Two Towers cast reunion Q&A will feature Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen and Liv Tyler!

“An army of filmmakers led by the director, Peter Jackson, has made the trilogy’s central section a glorious, ringing testament to the power of motion pictures.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

In the thrilling second part of the Tolkien trilogy, Frodo and the other members of the Fellowship continue on their sacred quest to destroy the One Ring – but on separate paths. After the breaking of the Fellowship, Frodo and Sam journey to the dark lands of Mordor to destroy the One Ring, with the creature Gollum (Andy Serkis) as their guide.   Meanwhile, Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom, and Gimli (Joy Rhys-Davies) join in the defense of the people of Rohan, who are the first target in the eradication of the race of Men by the renegade wizard Saruman (Christopher Lee) and the dark lord Sauron, leading to a spectacular climactic battle at the fortress of Helm’s Deep.   And of course, all roads lead to the cataclysmic events of the show-stopping finale, The Return of the King. (Dir. by Peter Jackson, 2002, New Zealand/USA, in English/Sindarin/Old English, 179 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.