Regal Colonnade 14
8880 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Experience the Shire like the hobbits do with “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in Dolby Atmos. This “immersive new sound system offers realistic Dolby surround sound to fans with the addition of two extra arrays of overhead speakers, directing sounds to individual speakers inside movie theaters.” It allows viewers to experience what amounts to immersion into the life of the hobbits as shown onscreen. It should be an exciting new experience for theater-goers.
11011 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Meanwhile, Red Rock Stadium 16 and IMAX will be showing the movie in the controversial, realistic 48 fps format in which Peter Jackson shot the film. This will only be happening in 91 participating locations, Regal Cinemas announced. Red Rock Stadium 16 and IMAX has been selected as the theater for this presentation in Las Vegas. This is touted as being more ‘realistic’ than traditional film experiences, more like a documentary feel to the movie rather than the usual filtered effect. Jackson intentionally took this route to enhance the movie-goers’ experience and it should prove to be an interesting experience.
Various participating theaters
Date: December 8
Price: $25 Regal Crown Club members/ $30 non-members
Several theaters in Las Vegas will be featuring showings of the original “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy just days before the new “The Hobbit” movie opens. Tickets are available to purchase now so don’t miss out on the opportunity for a day full of Middle Earth fun. Audience members will be treated to the extended editions of each of the “LOTR” movies.
Line Parties in Las Vegas
No line parties have been formalized in Las Vegas, yet. TheOneRing.net and Middle-Earth Network are helping organize line parties for the first showings of “The Hobbit” around the world. Midnight showings are traditionally a giant pop culture event with folks dressing as the characters and celebrating with like-minded friends and fans. The 48 fps screenings are touted to be the most likely to have rabid fans attending to experience this cinematic experience. Check with your local theater to see if they permit events such as this, and if so, use your imaginations and join the hobbits on their quest, the elves and dwarves in their support and boo Smeagol as he makes his sneaky reappearance to the screen. If you prefer your parties online, Middle-Earth Network is presenting a fan celebration of “The Hobbit” movie premiere. There will be readings from “The Hobbit,” exclusive interviews, live check-ins at “line parties,” give-aways, an album release by The Lonely Mountain Band and even more. It begins December 13th at 12 p.m. EST and will last until the 12 midnight EST (midnight showing) of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”
Henderson Public Libraries
Tolkien publishers Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have announced the release of five books which tie in with the first of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” movies. Las Vegas and Henderson Libraries will all receive these books shortly after the sale date of November 6. You can request them online at the Henderson Public Library website. Books and resources include such titles as “Mythmaker: The Life of J.R.R. Tolkien, Creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings,” by Anne E. Neimark. Other titles will be included as they become available.
7060 W. Windmill Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Date: February 13, 2013. 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Ages: 6 to 11
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is just the first of three movies in the series. Windmill Library in Las Vegas has organized an event to take place in 2013 to allow children the experience of ‘being hobbits’ for a brief time. Have you ever competed in a race while wearing large hobbit feet? No? Then come on a trip to the Shire where you will read stories, have a hobbit race and make a hobbit mathom. Please note that passes for this program will be handed out 30 minutes before the start time. All participants who wish to receive a ticket must be present when they are passed out.
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