We’ve seen a ton of great films from director Peter Jackson, but this is by far the best one yet.
Here’s how to get a head start.
Set your alarm.
The first hour of the film will start at 11:00 a.m.
EST (12:00 p.m PST), so set your alarm for that hour.
Look for the posters in the theater.
The film opens in a theater called The Gogol Bordello.
They’ll have posters for every film in the Hobbit trilogy.
Listen for the music.
There are plenty of songs in the movie that are appropriate for this setting, and we’ve highlighted them below.
The opening credits are all instrumental and have a nice melody to them.
Look up the movie on YouTube.
This one’s easy.
If you can’t find a movie online, you can listen to the audio from the film on Spotify or iTunes.
If there’s no video available, you’ll have to do the research yourself.
We recommend searching for the word “Hobbit” in the search bar.
The movie is set in Middle Earth, but it’s in the far-flung world of Mordor, so you might have to look up where it is in the movies.
Get the tickets.
Most theaters in Chicago will have tickets, but there’s a catch.
Most theater-goers will not be able to enter the theater until the movie is over, and you’ll need to buy your ticket from them.
If your ticket doesn’t go on sale until the following day, you might want to book early and reserve your spot in line.
Enjoy the movie.
It’s going to be one hell of a movie, and if you’ve got a small, casual crowd, it should be pretty enjoyable.
This is where the magic happens.
You’ll be able do all sorts of things like get up and dance to the music, take pictures with your friends and watch the film with the lights on.
But if you’re looking for some epic fun, the Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the movie for you.