New Line Cinema will hold a special screening of The Fellowship of the Ring on December 13 to benefit the New York State World Trade Center Relief Fund. Tickets will cost $250, with a limited number of $500 tickets to be sold. The higher priced tickets will get you into the screening and a reception preceding the film with members of the cast.
“New Yorkers and Americans have been so very generous in the wake of the September 11 tragedy, and I am delighted that New Line has offered to host this exciting screening in support of the World Trade Center Relief Fund,” said New York Governor George E. Pataki in a press release issued today about the event. “I really look forward to seeing The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring with my family. My son Owen and I read this story together over the summer — he for the first time, and me for the second. It is particularly fitting that proceeds from this screening of a story of good triumphing over evil will go to a fund that is designed to help those good people victimized by this evil attack on America.”
As described in the press release, the purpose of the World Trade Center Relief Fund is to assist the families and dependents of the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The fund benefits all victims of September 11 including the injured and deceased civilians, firefighters, policemen, Port Authority officers, Emergency Medical Personnel and relief workers. After the monetary needs of these affected people have been addressed, consideration may be given to other related relief and recovery expenses.