"The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" screened with live accompaniment at Radio City Music Hall in October 2010. Credit: Getty Images
Middle Earth already has sweeping vistas, a hero's journey and technology-revolutionizing special effects. But next April, the Lincoln Center will add another dimension to Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, screening all three films with live accompaniment by an orchestra.
It will mark the first time that "The Return of the King" gets the symphony treatment. ("The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers" previously screened with live music at Radio City Music Hall.)
The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus' 250 members will perform beneath a giant movie screen at the Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater.
Tickets are on sale now for the shows, which will take place April 8-12, with individual tickets beginning at $59; the entire trilogy will set you back at least $240.