January 12, 2001
Los Angeles Lord of
the Rings Preview Line Weathers Storm
A midnight rainstorm was not able to dampen the enthusiasm of
Tolkien fans in Los Angeles as they lined up at the AMC 14 Theaters in Burbank to be among
the first to see the long-awaited "Lord of the Rings" preview trailer
accompanying screenings of New Line Cinema's Thirteen Days.
Sponsored by the Tolkien Guild, a consortium of Tolkien fan websites, the Los Angeles line
braved the elements thanks to tents and a generous donation of Domino's pizza.
Fans spent the wait listening to a tape of the BBC radio production of "Lord of the
Rings," sharing rumors about the films, and signing a copy of the trilogy to be given
to director Peter Jackson.
Fans may join the line up until the 12:30 PM showing of "13 Days" today, where
the "Lord of the Rings" trailer will be shown both before and after the
screening for this special Tolkien Guild event. Fans who register at the Tolkien
Guild table will be eligible for prizes to be raffled in the morning.
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