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‘The Hobbit’ extended trilogy plays in theaters in Moosic and Dickson City for the first time Oct. 5-13

‘The Hobbit’ extended trilogy plays in theaters in Moosic and Dickson City for the first time Oct. 5-13
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From a press release:

Fathom Events, New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and Warner Bros. Pictures will present all three extended editions of “The Hobbit” trilogy across a three-night theatrical event, featuring “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” on Monday, Oct. 5; “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” on Wednesday, Oct. 7; and “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Each of the features will play at 7:30 p.m.

This is the first time that the extended editions have been shown in movie theaters, including the never-before-seen extended edition of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” In addition to the events, there will be a special on-screen introduction from the trilogy’s director, co-screenwriter, and producer, Peter Jackson.

Tickets for “The Hobbit” trilogy are now on sale and can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 500 movie theaters, including Regal Dickson City Stadium 14 & IMAX (3909 Commerce Blvd. Dickson City) and Cinemark 20 (40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic).

“We are excited to give fans the first chance to see the extended editions of this trilogy in cinemas,” said Fathom Events CEO John Rubey. “The incredible cinematography and action in each feature will be even better on the big screen and will give ‘Hobbit’ fans a chance to binge-watch as a community!”

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (2012) – Monday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

The hobbit Bilbo Baggins – along with the wizard Gandalf and 13 dwarves, led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield – is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost dwarf kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Along the path, the unassuming Bilbo not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of a “precious” ring tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways he cannot begin to know.

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (2013) – Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

The hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf and 13 dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, continue their journey to reclaim the dwarf kingdom of Erebor. Along the way, they encounter the skin-changer Beorn; giant spiders of Mirkwood; wood-elves led by Legolas, Tauriel, and King Thranduil; and a mysterious man named Bard, who smuggles them into Lake-town. Finally reaching the Lonely Mountain, they face their greatest danger – the dragon Smaug.

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (2014) – Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

The dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed their homeland, but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying dragon, Smaug, upon Lake-town. As Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor under the weight of his reclaimed wealth, Bilbo is forced to make a desperate and dangerous choice, not knowing that even greater perils lie ahead – Sauron, the Dark Lord, has returned to Middle-earth. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of dwarves, elves, and men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends as five great armies go to war.

Peter Jackson, the Academy Award-winning director of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, also directed “The Hobbit” trilogy. The trilogy screenplays were written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Jackson, and Guillermo del Toro. Jackson also produced the films, together with Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, and Fran Walsh. The executive producers are Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Ken Kamins, and Carolyn Blackwood, with Boyens and Eileen Moran serving as co-producers. All three films in “The Hobbit” trilogy are productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, with New Line managing production. Warner Bros. Pictures handled worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television distribution handled by MGM.