One of the Most Treasured Children's Books of All Time Comes to the Enormous IMAX Screen - Family Event/Fundraiser

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, better known by its abbreviated title The Hobbit, is a children's book written by J. R. R. Tolkien and first published in 1937. It received wide critical acclaim and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction. It is one of the most popular children’s books of all time. On December 14th this beloved book will come alive on the enormous IMAX Palisades screen at the Palisades Center.

To celebrate this milestone in cinema history, the IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center will host a family event on Wednesday, December 19th at 6:00pm co-sponsored by NYMetroParents. All are encouraged to attend in costume. The event will be a fundraiser for the Nanuet Family Resource Center. A delightful basket of Hobbit themed prizes donated from Barnes & Noble at the Palisades Mall and other Hobbit related merchandise will be raffled to benefit the Family Resource Center.

Everyone who attends will receive hot chocolate gift certificates from Barnes & Noble. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased on line at www.imax.com/palisades.

The Hobbit follows the quest of home-loving hobbit Bilbo Baggins who is determined to secure his share of treasure guarded by Smaug, the Dragon. Personal growth and forms of heroism are central themes. The sequel to The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, has already been turned into a series of movies and The Hobbit will actually be told in a series of three movies, An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and There and Back Again (2014).

The series will act as a prequel trilogy to Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy and will star Ian McKellen, reprising his role as Gandalf, Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug. Several other actors will reprise their roles from The Lord of the Rings, including Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, and Orlando Bloom


The IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center is home to the largest movie screen in the Rockland/Bergen area and features the incredible sharp detail that can only be provided by 1570 format film. The IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center has the capacity to display images of far greater size and resolution than conventional film systems bringing movies to life in a way that is simply not possible in many movie theatres. Add to that the spectacular 3D images created by IMAX and you have a movie experience unlike any other. For last minute news and information, people are encouraged to sign up to follow IMAX on Twitter by visitingtwitter.com/imaxpalisades  and on Facebook. IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center is located on the top floor in the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack near Target. For information on tickets and showtimes, visitwww.imax.com/palisades.   


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