See The Hobbit and boost project

The Hobbit fans will not have to travel through Middle Earth for a gala screening of the first film in the trilogy.

The Rotary Club of Whangarei South is hosting the first evening screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on December 12 as a Project Promise fundraiser.

Raising money specifically for oncology unit medical equipment, the event includes pre-film drinks and nibbles at the BNZ on Bank St from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Hobbits and heroes will greet patrons.

The film will screen at Event Cinema from 7pm.

Tickets cost $40 each and are available from the BNZ from tomorrow. Tickets are limited to 210 so fans are encouraged to be quick.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a 3D epic fantasy-adventure film directed, co-written and produced by Sir Peter Jackson.

The films, to be screened over the next three years, will be a prequel to Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Whangarei Leader