Before Frodo and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, there was another epic tale from Middle Earth.
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"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" opens Dec. 13 and it's not too soon to figure out when you'll watch.
According to IMDB.com, the movie follows 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 in 2D and 3D at midnight Thursday at Hollywood Palms as well as AMC Naperville 16.
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Regular showtimes at both theaters start Friday, Dec. 14.
Hollywood Palms showings for Friday, Dec. 14: 4 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Patch editor Megan Verhelst contributed to this report.