Hundreds of fans waited in line, some as early as 6 p.m., for the 12:01
premier of the first installment in The Hobbit trilogy.
The movie is a prequel to the critically acclaimed and much beloved Lord Of
the Rings series.
Fans at Regal Cinemas Pinnacle at Turkey Creek brought their enthusiasm and
elf-ears Thursday evening as they awaited the show.
The theater was showing the movie on 15 screens, with showings as late (or
early) as 3:45 a.m.
The theater is showing a 48 frame per minute version of the film in their
The rest of the theaters will show the standard 24 frame per minute
The film's director, Peter Jackson, posted in a Facebook note that the
change will bring enhanced clarity and smoothness to viewers.