On the trail of the Hobbit


If you like J.R.R. Tolkien and his tales from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings you are going to love this 🙂

Deano's Travels

When it comes to movie making in New Zealand, Wellington is ground zero. The capital is the home base of Peter Jackson, Weta and many other production houses; and when it comes to the tales from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, Wellington truly is smack bang in the middle of it! The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies were put together here and the world premiere of The Lord of the Rings: Return of the Kingand The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journeywere held at the very regal Embassy Theatre in the city (opened in 1924, the theatre underwent a major refurbishment for the world premiere of Return of the Kingin 2003).

I went and saw The Hobbit at the Embassy on a recent visit to Wellington (I had already seen it before in Australia but couldn’t miss an opportunity to see it in NZ). It was a fantastic theatre and…

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