Newswire: Extended Hobbit trilogy to be screened in theaters

Bilbo wasn’t kidding about that road going ever on and on. Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy—which already expands a slim children’s novel into a three-movie epic—is returning to theaters with extended editions that add over an hour to the total run time. Thankfully, however, theater owners seem to have realized that even the most hardcore Tolkien fans can’t take that much CGI in one sitting: According to /Film, the movies will be shown over the course of three nights in October, just a few weeks before The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies extended edition DVD goes on sale November 3.

These extended editions aren’t quite as mammoth as Jackson’s versions of The Lord Of The Rings. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has 13 bonus minutes, The Desolation Of Smaug has 25, and The Battle Of The Five Armies will add an …

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