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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - A Benefit for Carleton College

Thursday, December 4, 2003

gollumCarleton alumni, parents and friends have the opportunity to attend an early screening of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Barrie Osborne '66, producer of the highly acclaimed films, will once again host a benefit pre-screening for Carleton College, two weeks before the film opens nationally. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King will be shown at three theaters in the Block E - Crown Theatre complex in downtown Minneapolis.

The event will be held on Thursday, December 4, with screenings at 6:00 p.m., 6:15 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from each ticket will benefit Carleton College, the Carleton Film Colloquium, and the Annual Fund.

$200 tickets - - SOLD OUT - - include a pre-screening reception, reserved seats at the screening, a movie poster signed by Barrie Osborne, reception after the screening at Borders Books in Block E, and a $150 tax-deductible contribution to Carleton.

$75 tickets - - SOLD OUT - - include the screening, reception afterward at Borders Books in Block E, and $45 tax-deductible contribution to Carleton.

In addition, there will be a discussion on Friday, December 5 at 10:30 am in the 5th floor ballroom of Le Meridien hotel (in Block E) with Barrie Osborne, organized in conjuction with the Minnesota Film Board. Cost per person is $35 and space is still available. Proceeds benefit the MN Film Board.

Tickets will not be mailed, but will be available for pickup at the theatres. You will receive either a confirmation by mail with details, or a notification that you have been placed on a waiting list for tickets. Tickets are non-refundable unless we are able to fill the space with someone from the waiting list.

We hope you'll join us for this celebratory event!