HMNS Take Two: Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

HMNS Take Two: <i>Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring</i>

Photo by Oscar Gende Villar via CC

Tolkien fans can opine for hours about the characteristics and quirks of Orcs, Hobbits, elves and dwarves, but how much time is spent discussing the animals of Middle Earth? Come view Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring on the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s larger-than-life (60 by 80 feet) 4K screen, buy some popcorn and explore the paleontology of the Shire. “‘Come for the movie, stay for the facts’ is our tagline,” says Charlotte Brohi, vice president of film programming. She tells us that David Temple, co-curator in paleontology, will discuss animals and fossil creatures after the screening. She says the museum’s “Take Two” series is a way to better appreciate classics in a whole new way, as everything looks amazing on the big screen. The summer series continues with Top Gun (July 14), Titanic (July 28), The Princess Pride (August 4) and Captain America: Civil War (August 18).

7:15 p.m. June 30. 5555 Hermann Park Drive. For information, call 713-639-4629 or visit hmns.org. $4 to $5.

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