The Hobbit Marathon

The Hobbit


The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Bilbo and Company are forced to be embraced in a war against an armed flock of combatants and the terrifying Smaug from acquiring a kingdom of treasure and obliterating all of Middle-Earth.”

I love movie marathons. This time, they have found a wonderful new incentive. The Hobbit marathon is the only way to see The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies early.

Five Armies officially opens on Wednesday, December 17th. This means that theaters will be playing early shows on Tuesday, December 16th BUT if you go to the marathon on Monday, December 15th then you get to see Five Armies on the 15th.

Hobbit Marathon

Regal is also pulling out the stops and putting the marathon in Imax and RPX theaters. Honestly, what else are people going to be doing on a Monday in mid-December. My assumption is that this will be at the HFR as well. Regal is also planning on issuing a coupon (for RCC members) for a $7 large combo because you will need those FREE refills during your eight and a half hour ordeal.

Epic, Cinemark, AMC, and several other chains are also participating in the marathon.

Regal Cinemas Wants Your Money!



Regal is really pushing to get people into theaters this month. For every $50 of Regal giftcards purchased, they will credit your Regal rewards card with 50 points. That is a FREE popcorn, soda, or movie ticket depending on where your points are at.

Every Monday is Movie Monday at Regal. For some reason, this is sponsored by Yahoo. You can get a coupon for a FREE drink when you buy a popcorn. This could be useful, especially if you go to The Hobbit marathon on Monday, December 15th. Mondays also have a featured $2 candy for rewards members.

Tuesdays, Regal offers a $2 small popcorn to cardholders. I also have to mention that AARP members get $3 off a popcorn/soda combo. I use that one all the time.



This week only (12/1-12/7 but perhaps it will be extended), Regal is offering buy two tickets to Interstellar and get one FREE. This is a lot weaker than their previous BOGO offerings but is still a good offer for larger than couple size.