Apr 10, 2019 10:10 PM EST

Tolkien Premieres as a One-Night LIVE Cinema Event on May 7

Tolkien Premieres as a One-Night LIVE Cinema Event on May 7
Fathom Events has partnered with  Fox Searchlight Pictures for the theatrical debut of "Tolkien," giving audiences the chance to see this much-anticipated film on May 7 ahead of its theatrical nationwide release on May 10. This event will also include an exclusive live Q&A with stars Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, and director Dome Karukoski, moderated by Tolkien super-fan Stephen Colbert. 

"We're thrilled to partner with Fathom Events and the Montclair Film Festival for this very special ‘Tolkien' event," said Frank Rodriguez, SVP General Sales Manager, Fox Searchlight Pictures. "To be able to share this film about one of the greatest storytellers of all time with movie fans across the country through a conversation with Tolkien aficionado Stephen Colbert truly makes it a one-of-a-kind event not to be missed."

"Tolkien" explores the formative years of the renowned author's life as he finds friendship, courage, and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and whether love and loss together, including Tolkien's tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt, until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. All of these experiences would later inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-earth novels.

This event will take place in hundreds of U.S. movie theaters for one night on Tuesday, May 7, ahead of the film's theatrical nationwide release on May 10, through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of screening times and theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
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