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 Peter Jackson's 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 Chestnut Hill at a 12:01 a.m. midnight showing. Tickets can be purchased online through Fandango.
Regular showtimes at the Chestnut Hill AMC start Friday, Dec. 14. Visit their site for all show times.
Tickets for the midnight showings are also 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.