The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
February 2 - 12, 2024
Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) lives a simple life with his fellow hobbits in the shire, until the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) arrives and convinces him to join a group of dwarves on a quest to reclaim the kingdom of Erebor. The journey takes Bilbo on a path through treacherous lands swarming with orcs, goblins and other dangers, not the least of which is an encounter with Gollum (Andy Serkis) and a simple gold ring that is tied to the fate of Middle Earth in ways Bilbo cannot even fathom.
OPEN CAPTION SCREENINGS - all Tuesday and Sunday showtimes starting on February 6
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Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson returns to Middle-earth with the first of three films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's enduring masterpiece. Set in Middle-earth 60 years before the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy, the adventure follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of dwarves on a journey into wild, treacherous lands swarming with beasts of every ilk. Although their goal lies to the East, they must first escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever...Gollum. Alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo gains possession of Gollum's "precious"—a simple, gold ring tied to the fate of all Middle-earth.
- Director: Peter Jackson
- Principal Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Lee, Elijah Wood
- Country: New Zealand, USA
- Year: 2012
- Running Time: 169 min.
- Producer: Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Zane Weiner
- Screenplay: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro
- Cinematographers: Andrew Lesnie
- Editors: Jabez Olssen
- Music: Howard Shore
- Language: English