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Adam B. Vary
November 04, 2012 AT 08:19 PM EST

Tolkien fanatics, ready your browsers! Advance tickets for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey — which opens Dec. 14 — will be available for purchase on Wednesday, Nov. 7 starting at 12 p.m. ET.

But if snagging the earliest seats for the first of three films based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved novel just isn’t enough Middle Earth for you, you’re in luck. The official Extended Editions of director Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy — set 60 years after the events of The Hobbit — will also be screening in back-to-back-to-back marathon runs on Saturday, Dec. 8, and Sunday, Dec. 9. Tickets for those events, which will likely run for a total of over 12 hours, are also going on sale at the same time as the Hobbit tickets: Nov. 7, at noon ET.

At this rate, in anticipation of The Hobbit: There and Back Again opening on July 18, 2014, fans will be buying tickets six months in advance for ultra-marathon events that will last a whole weekend and require fans to pack their own second breakfasts.

Not really. But one can dream.

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