The Lord of the Rings Movie Marathon
Stock up on lembas bread to make it through all three films, back to back, on the big screen.
They're taking the hobbits to Isengard at Palace Cinemas Balwyn this spring, with one movie marathon to rule them all. Round up the Fellowship, stock up on lembas bread for sustenance and hide your finest pipe-weed from the Southfarthing for one sitting of all three of Peter Jackson's beloved OG Tolkien film adaptations on Sunday, September 8.
Kicking off with The Fellowship of the Ring and ending with The Return of the King, this cave troll of a marathon clocks in at 686 minutes plus breaks, starting the journey at 10am and including short breaks between each (for breakfast and second breakfast, if you will). If you make it to the final handful of endings, you can pat yourself on the back and smash a ringwraith screech at the nearest Balwyn resident on your way home (note: do not actually screech at the residents).
Without a ticket, expect at least one overenthusiastic cinema staff member to make an example of you, thundering "you shall not pass!" to raucous applause. So buy a ticket, precious, for $25 (or $20 if you're a Palace movie club member).
CORRECTION: AUGUST 27, 2019 — Palace Cinemas has announced that it'll be screening the extended versions of all three Lord of the Rings flicks, so the movie marathon will be going for 686 minutes plus breaks, not 558. The above article has been updated to reflect this.
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