The Lord of the Rings Trilogy at Cinestudio
Last week I found myself comfortably sitting in a plush movie theater seat waiting for a much anticipated film to start. Cinestudio, a treasured gem on campus and an appreciated reprieve from reality, is always a treat to go to, especially for one like myself who piles too much work on her plate. As the lights dimmed and the velvet curtain rose, I saw a beautiful land glow before me. The black screen came to life with captured moments of pristine landscapes, unimaginable creatures, war, honor, and destiny. I had been transported to a place I had not visited in a long time: Middle-earth. All right, I’ll admit I haven’t frequented this mythical place, but I have seen the movies. And I want to see them again. (Image: http://lotr.wikia.com)
Peter Jackson’s trilogy of The Lord of the Rings put J.R.R. Tolkein’s best-selling books into vision. In anticipation of Jackson’s release of Tolkein’s precursor novel, The Hobbit, scheduled to open next December, Trinity College’s Cinestudio is working in conjunction with The Trinity Film Society and the Trinity Student Government Association to present a marathon of The Lord of the Rings trilogy this Saturday, April 14th. Everyone knows that movies are better on the big screen and Trinity is giving Hartford the opportunity to watch these films in their proper form complete with free food and other entertainment between screenings.
Ticket prices for each screening will follow the usual admission prices – $8 for general admission and $7 for students and seniors. A student pass for all three films is $10 and general admission all-day passes are $20. The extended trailer Cinestudio screened before the movie I saw last week indelibly woke the fantastical side of me, recalling the magical movie moment of seeing The Lord of the Rings films for the first time. When the trailer ended and the feature presentation came on, I admit I was very disappointed. There were no hobbits, no Orcs, and only one actor that vaguely resembled Golum. But it was not Tolkein. I’ll have to wait for this weekend to watch it all again.
Event: Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012
Time: 12:00p.m., 4:00p.m., 8:00p.m.