Lord Of The Rings Cast Reuniting For Special Alamo Drafthouse Event
The stars of the movie, including Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, and Ian McKellen, are coming together to help raise money to save cinemas.
The famous movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse has announced a new event where the cast of The Lord of the Rings will reunite to help save the local movie industry.
Alamo Drafthouse announced a cast reunion event featuring the stars of the series, including Elijah Wood and Viggo Mortensen, and director Peter Jackson. The series will be moderated by none other than Lord of the Rings superfan Stephen Colbert.
There will be three different events, one for each of the movies, beginning with The Fellowship of the Ring on March 12. Colbert will interview the Hobbits Sean Astin (Sam), Billy Boyd (Pippin), Dominic Monaghan (Merry) and Elijah Wood (Frodo) following a screening of the film in its new 4K package.
Then starting on March 18, Colbert will interview Cate Blanchett (Galadriel), Orlando Bloom (Legolas), Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn), and Liv Tyler (Arwen) after a screening of The Two Towers. The series finishes on March 25 with a conversation between Colbert and director Peter Jackson, along with Ian McKellen (Gandalf) and Andy Serkis (Gollum).
The interviews are pre-recorded, so you won't get to see the talent in person, but hey, it's still pretty cool. Tickets are available for $13.50 each.
According to Deadline, Wood led the campaign to reunite the cast for this special campaign, which benefits the "Support Local Cinemas" project and also commemorates the 20th anniversary of the film series.
"One of the experiences I miss most during this last year, beyond getting to hug my friends and travel, is sitting in a dark movie theater eagerly anticipating a new cinematic experience," he said.
Alamo Drafthouse founder and executive chairman Tim League said, "We are extremely confident that post-COVID, the pent-up demand for the magic of moviegoing will be very strong and the industry will return and flourish."
Go to the Alamo Drafthouse website to learn more and to buy tickets.
The Alamo Drafthouse recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but the company is not going out of business. The decision to file for bankruptcy was a strategic business move that will help the company stay afloat in the long term. In a statement released on Thursday, the cinema chain said, "We're not going anywhere." You can read their full statement below.
We're not going anywhere. pic.twitter.com/CgFXgvyHLm— Alamo Drafthouse (@alamodrafthouse) March 4, 2021
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