Tuesday, 12 October 2021 04:21

Hobbiton's 20th birthday

On 10 December 2001, the first instalment of Sir Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring first premiered on the world stage at Odeon Leicester Square in London. It was also the the debut of New Zealand as the fictional world of Middle-earth, and a sheep and beef farm just outside Matamata as Hobbiton, the home of the Hobbits.

To mark this milestone, Hobbiton Movie Set will celebrate with a special outdoor film screening where the adventure first began, on the grassy clearing of The Party Field, where Bilbo celebrated his eleventyfirst birthday.

Published in New Zealand