The American Museum of the Moving Image will present a week of special matinee screenings of “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” during New York City public schools’ spring recess, Monday through Friday, April 21 through 25 at 1:30 p.m.
“This is a special chance for audiences to see one of the most magnificent and entertaining epic movies in years, on the big screen, prior to its home video release,” said David Schwartz, the museum’s chief curator of film.
As the screenings are included with general admission, visitors will also be able to tour the museum’s core exhibition, “Behind the Screen,” featuring engaging interactive exhibits, motion picture and television artifacts, and live demonstrations explaining how moving images are created and experienced; and “<Alt>DigitalMedia,” the museum’s new gallery space devoted to probing, playful, and creative explorations of the digital moving image.
Please note that while the museum is normally closed on Mondays, it will be open on Monday, April 21.
The winner of two Academy Awards — for sound editing and visual effects — “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” is a dazzling adaptation of the second book of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.” Director Peter Jackson combines the spectacular natural landscapes of New Zealand with ground-breaking computer generated imagery to tell this epic adventure tale of good versus evil. “The Two Towers” is characterized by great battles between the united Fellowship and the armies of the evil Lord Sauron, and the introduction of new characters including Gollum and the Ent, an ancient tribe of sentient trees.
“The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”
New Line, 2002, 179 mins. Directed by Peter Jackson. With Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Ian McKellan, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Miranda Otto.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Group tours by appointment, Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The museum will be open Monday, April 21, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $10 for adults; $7.50 for persons over 65 and for students with ID; $5.50 for children ages 5-18. Children 4 and under and museum members are admitted free.
Location: 35 Avenue at 36 Street in Astoria.
Subway: R or V trains (R or G on weekends) to Steinway Street. N train to Broadway.
Call 718-784-0077 or go to www.movingimage.us.