Before Frodo and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, there was another epic tale from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle Earth.
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey", the first in the three-part series, opens Dec. 14 and it's not too soon to figure out where you'll watch.
According to IMDB.com, the movie traces the story of "a curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, (who) journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug."
The fantasy film based in a land of elves, wizards and hobbits starts with midnight showings the night of Thursday, Dec. 13, with its "official" opening on Dec. 14.
The film debuts at AMC Burlington Cinema 10 at 12:01 a.m. midnight showing. Tickets can be purchased directly from the theater's website.
Regular showtimes at the Burlington AMC start Friday, Dec. 14. Visit their site for all show times.
Tickets for the midnight showings also are available by connecting through The Hobbit's official site.
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is rated PG-13 and has a run time of 2 hours and 50 minutes. It was directed by Peter Jackson.