‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy In IMAX Announced For December, Ahead Of ‘Battle Of The Five Armies’ Release

Warner Bros. has announced that the entire The Hobbit trilogy will be shown in IMAX theaters ahead of the release of the last chapter, The Battle of the Five Armies. The marathon will come a few days ahead of the release of “The Defining Chapter,” as the studio has dubbed the last installment.

According to a report in the One Ring, tickets go on sale on November 14 for a December 15 showing at IMAX locations nationwide. This is a dream for fans who have been waiting for what seems like forever to see the epic battle that concludes Bilbo Baggins’ journey and decides the fate of the characters they have come to love.

If you are planning to attend The Hobbit trilogy in IMAX, it will be an all afternoon event, as the movies come in around the three-hour mark. According to one estimate, the whole thing will last 1,234 minutes.

The marathon will kick-off with the first chapter, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at 1 p.m. followed by The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at 4:05 p.m., and ending with the last chapter, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies at 7 p.m.

This is not the first time that Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema have held a marathon such as the one planned for The Hobbit. Similar showings were offered in 2003 for the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

At this time there is no information about how many theaters will participate in The Hobbit marathon in IMAX, so you should check your local movie houses for more information.

With The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit trilogy comes to an end in what promises to be an epic confrontation where everyone must decide which side they will fight for.

Originally, director Peter Jackson had planned to make The Hobbit a story in two parts but later on decided to turn it into a trilogy, much like its predecessor and sequel, The Lord of the Rings, due to the amount of footage he had available.

Cast and crew traveled to New Zealand, also known as Middle-Earth, for over a year of filming and later on returned to complete the sequence for The Battle of the Five Armies. Even though those who have read the novel know what transpires with the characters, actor Richard Armitage, who plays the leader of the dwarves, Thorin Oakenshield, suggested a different ending with these tweets.

Will you be going to see The Hobbit trilogy in IMAX, ahead of The Battle of the Five Armies release?

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