One of the most successful films in motion picture history is coming to the big screen this summer as NCM Fathom and Warner Home Video present The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition Event. The Academy Award-winning trilogy will be featured in an exclusive series of in-theatre events in June including The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring on June 14; The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers on June 21; and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King on June 28. During each Fathom event theater audiences will view nearly an hour of additional feature footage per film with additional and extended scenes that were carefully selected under the supervision of director Peter Jackson. In addition fans will be treated to personal introductions to each film from Jackson which were captured on the set of his current film The Hobbit all making this an historic series that can only be experienced on the big screen. The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition Event will appear in nearly 500 movie theaters across the country via the new digital cinema projection systems. Jackson currently busy on set directing The Hobbit took a moment to share his thoughts on the upcoming The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition theatrical showings: “I am happy to bring The Lord of the Rings back up on the big screen particularly these new presentations of the extended editions that have been remastered for high-definition. Making these films was a great experience and I’m pleased to be able to share them with fans eager to make a return journey to Middle-earth.” Out of the 30 total Academy Award nominations received The Lord of the Rings Trilogy won a record 17 Academy Awards. “The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Trilogy is a visual masterpiece that returns to the big screen to be experienced the way Peter Jackson intended with the additional feature footage for each installment ” says Dan Diamond vice president of NCM Fathom. “Combined with all-new introductions to each event by Jackson the exceptional quality of digital cinema and the one-of-a-kind experience the movie theater offers The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Event marks a new landmark in cinematic history.” Warner Home Video will release all three of Jackson’s epic adventures in their extended edition versions on June 28 as a 15-disc trilogy The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy: Extended Edition on Blu-ray. The trilogy features all three Extended Edition films on Blu-ray with nine Special Feature DVDs and over 26-hours of spellbinding behind-the-moviemaking material including the rare Costa Botes documentaries. Botes was given unprecedented access to the set of each production by Jackson and features in-depth behind-the-scenes film footage.