The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Extended)

The Return of the King (Extended)

USA | 2004 | 252 min. | Peter Jackson

February 3 - 15, 2024

The Lord of the Rings Extended Trilogy and The Hobbit Trilogy

Peter Jackson's landmark Lord of the Rings trilogy comes to a rousing conclusion, as the remaining members of the Fellowship converge upon Minas Tirith and Mount Doom for the final battle to destroy the One Ring. Winner of 11 Academy Awards®. New 4K remaster.

OPEN CAPTION SCREENINGS - all Tuesday and Sunday showtimes starting on February 6

SIFF year-round passes are not valid for this screening. Vouchers are accepted.

Related Event

The Lord of the Rings Movie Marathon

Join us at SIFF Cinema Downtown for a LOTR marathon day! Showtimes at 9:00am (The Fellowship of the Ring), 2:30pm (The Two Towers), and 8:00pm (The Return of the King). Join fellow fans in celebrating the magic, heroism, and camaraderie that have captivated audiences for generations—movie-goers are encouraged to dress up!

In the conclusion of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic masterpiece, "The Lord of the Rings," as armies mass for a final battle that will decide the fate of the worldand powerful, ancient forces of Light and Dark compete to determine the outcomeone member of the Fellowship of the Ring is revealed as the noble heir to the throne of the Kings of Men. Yet, the sole hope for triumph over evil lies with a brave hobbit, Frodo, who, accompanied only by his loyal friend Sam and the hideous, wretched Gollum, ventures deep into the very dark heart of Mordor on his seemingly impossible quest to destroy the Ring of Power.

  • Director: Peter Jackson
  • Principal Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Andy Serkis
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2004
  • Running Time: 252 min.
  • Producer: Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson
  • Screenplay: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
  • Cinematographers: Andrew Lesnie
  • Editors: Jamie Selkirk
  • Music: Howard Shore
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  • Awards: Academy Awards 2004 (Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Art Direction, Costume Design, Makeup, Original Score, Original Song, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects) Golden Globes 2004 (Best Director, Original Score, Original Song, Motion Picture) BAFTA Awards 2004 (Orange Film of the Year, Best Film, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Achievement in Special Visual Effects) Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 (Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture) AFI Awards 2003 (Movie of the Year)
  • Filmography: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014); The Desolation of Smaug (2013); An Unexpected Journey (2012) Lovely Bones (2009) King Kong (2005) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002); The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) The Frighteners (1996) Heavenly Creatures (1996) Dead Alive (1992) Meet the Feebles (1989) Bad Taste (1987)
  • Language: English
  • US Distributor: Warner Bros