Marketing anxieties are putting a damper on the holiday season’s traditionally splashy picture premieres. New Line Cinema‘s Lord of the Rings, however, is still scheduled for a glitzy world premiere in London Dec. 10 at the Odeon Theater in Leicester Square. The screening will be followed by a party at the Docklands near the Tower of London. Smaller-scale premieres in New York and Los Angeles are to follow on Dec. 13 and Dec. 16, respectively. The Gotham premiere may be a World Trade Center benefit.
The Tolkien Society–an”educational charity, literary society, and international fan club, devoted to promoting the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien–has announced the theme for this year’s Summer Seminar: Tolkien and Diversity.