Three-quarters of a century after the book was first published in 1937, J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" is coming to the silver screen.
The movie, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," is the first installment of a three-part series directed by Peter Jackson. "The Desolation of Smaug" will be coming in 2013 with "There and Back Again" released the year after.
Fans of the Middle-Earth-based fantasy began the journey at midnight on Thursday, Dec. 13 and will no doubt be traversing all weekend. Here's where you can join the crew as they set off to fight a dragon and retrieve a horde of gold.
Movie Theaters Showing "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" This Weekend
Brenden Concord 14, 1985 Willow Pass Road, Concord — also showing in 3D
Solano Westwind Drive-In, 1611 Solano Way, Concord
Century 16 Downtown Pleasant Hill and XD, 125 Crescent Drive, Pleasant Hill — also showing in 3D
CinéArts @ Pleasant Hill, 2314 Monument Boulevard, Pleasant Hill — also showing in 3D
Contra Costa Stadium Cinemas, 555 Center Avenue, Martinez — also showing in 3D
Century 14 Downtown Walnut Creek and XD, 1201 Locust St., Walnut Creek— also showing in 3D
Orinda Theatre, 4 Orinda Theatre Sq., Orinda
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