Speaking as someone who watches films for a living, I can tell you that going to the movies isn't always comfortable. Sure, you occasionally get to go to screening rooms with big, cushy chairs, but sitting in a conventional movie theater chair can start getting painful when you're pinned down for a double or even triple feature. That said, the contents of this article may psychologically give you back problems.
The One Ring is reporting that the extended editions of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy are going to be shown over a three week span in AMC theaters in June. The event will begin with The Fellowship of the Ring on June 14th, 2011, The Two Towers on June 21st, 2011, and, finally, The Return of the King on June 28th, 2011. For those that are curious, the runtimes of the extended cuts are as follows:
- Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: 208 minutes (3 hours and 28 minutes)
- Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: 223 minutes (3 hours and 43 minutes)
- Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: 251 minutes (4 hours and 11 minutes)
This doesn't sound as much like a geek fest as it does an endurance test. As epic as the films may be, if you can sit through the extended version of The Return of the King without getting up and stretching your legs, then you may in fact be Superman. Check the AMC website for more information as it becomes available.