NewsWire: Ring of security around film preview - The Sydney Morning Herald
Frodo and the Queen
It's not every day that cinemagoers have to hand over mobile phones and handbags then file through a scanner to see a new film.
And not even a full feature at that. Just 25 minutes of a film that's not due out till Boxing Day.
A screening of footage from the Lord of the Rings trilogy that has been filming in New Zealand was a high-security affair at the Australian International Movie Convention this week.
Guard dogs, even a full body search, did not seem out of the question when delegates were bussed to a cordoned-off Gold Coast cinema on Thursday night.
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