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'The Hobbit' Updates: See it in 48 FPS, New Pictures, TV Spot and Listen to Shore's Score

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Martin Freeman in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Martin Freeman in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Photo: Warner Bros. / MGM

A third TV spot for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has just been released along with new pictures and the first track from Howard Shore's score and I have all of that below for you to watch, listen to and stare at, but I thought some of you may be interested to learn where you might be able to see the film in its native 48 fps format. If so, let's have a look...

Regal Cinemas has posted a list of their 91 locations where The Hobbit will be playing across the United States at 48 fps and unfortunately one of them isn't the theater just a few blocks away from me. However, I am still counting on our local Cinerama theater to get the film in the higher frame rate as I am dying to see what the fuss is all about and see if a higher frame rate also helps with the 3-D viewing experience.

  • Tikahntnu Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX, Anchorage, AK
  • McCain Mall Stadium 12 & RPX, North Little Rock, AR
  • Alhambra Renaissance Stadium 14 & IMAX, Alhambra, CA
  • Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 & IMAX, Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Bakersfield Stadium 14, Bakersfield, CA
  • Brea Stadium East 12, Brea, CA
  • Hacienda Crossings Stadium 20 & IMAX, Dublin, CA
  • Parkway Plaza Stadium 18 & IMAX, El Cajon, CA
  • Fairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX, Fairfield, CA
  • Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, Foothill Ranch, CA
  • Fresno Stadoum 22 & IMAX, Fresno, CA
  • Irvine Spectrum 21 IMAX & RPX, Irvine CA
  • Long Beach Stadium 26 & IMAX, Long Beach, CA
  • LA Live Stadium 14, Los Angles, CA
  • Ontario Palace Stadium 22 & IMAX, Ontario, CA
  • Laguna Village 12, Sacramento, CA
  • Natomas MArketplace Stadium 16, Sacramento, CA
  • San Bernardino Stadium 14 & RPX, San Bernardino, CA
  • Horton Plaza 14, San Diego, CA
  • Mira Mesa Stadium 18 & RPX, San Diego, CA
  • San Marcos Stadium 18, San MArcos, CA
  • Valencia Stadium 12 & IMAX, Santa Clarita, CA
  • Southgate Stadium 20 & IMAX, South Gate, CA
  • Temecula Stadium 15 & IMAX, Temecula, CA
  • West Covina Stadium 18, West Covina, CA
  • Colorado Center Stadium 9 & IMAX, Denver, CO
  • Continental Stadium 10 & RPX, Denver, Co
  • Gallery Place Stadium 14, Washington, DC
  • Peoples Plaza Stadium 17, Newark, DE
  • Brandywine Town Center 16, Wilmington, DE
  • Belltower Stadium 20, FT Myers, FL
  • Gainesville Cinema Stadium 14, Gainesville, FL
  • The Loop Stadium 16 & RPX, Kissimmee, FL
  • Kendall Village Stadium 16 & RPX, Miami, FL
  • South Beach Stadium 18, Miami Beach, FL
  • Waterford Lakes Stadium 20 & IMAX, Orlando, FL
  • Park Palace Stadium 16 & RPX, Pinellas Park, FL
  • Royal Palm Beach Stadium 18 & RPX, Royal Palm Beach, FL
  • Sawgrass Stadium 23 & IMAX, Sunrise, FL
  • Atlantic Station Stadium 16 & IMAX, ATlanta, GA
  • Augsta Exchange Stadium 20 & IMAX, Augsta, GA
  • Mall of Georgia Stadium 20 & IMAX, Buford, GA
  • Hollywood Stadium 24 @ North I-85, Chamblee, GA
  • Town Center Stadium 16 & RPX, Kennesaw, GA
  • Dole Cannery Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX, Honolulu, HI
  • Fenway Stadium 13 & RPX, Boston, MA
  • Independence Mall 14, Kingston, MA
  • Westview STadium 16 & IMAX, Fredrick, MD
  • Salisbury Stadium 16 & RPX, Salisbury, MD
  • Majestic Stadium 20 & IMAX, Silver Spring, MD
  • Biltmore Grande Stadium 15 & RPX, Asheville, NC
  • Stonecrest at Piper Glen Stadium 22, Charlotte, NC
  • Mayfaire Stadium 16 & IMAX, Wilmington, NC
  • Fox Run Stadium 15 & RPX, Newington, NH
  • Red Rock Stadium 16 & IMAX, Las Vegas, NV
  • Colonie Center Stadium 13, Albany, NY
  • Crossgates Stadium 18 & IMAX, Albany, NY
  • Court Street Stadium 12 & RPX, Brooklyn, NY
  • Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14 & IMAX, Brooklyn, NY
  • Clifton Park Stadium 19 & RPX, Clifton Park, NY
  • Deer Park Stadium 16 & IMAX, Deer Park, NY
  • Atlas Park Stadium 8, Glendale, NY
  • Kaufman Astoria Stadium 14, Long Island City, NY
  • New Roc Stadium 18 & IMAX, New Rochelle, NY
  • E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX, New York, NY
  • Staten Island Stadium 16 & RPX, Staten Island, NY
  • Westbury Stadium 12 & IMAX, Westbury, NY
  • Fairfield Commons Stadium 20, Beavercreek, OH
  • Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX, Tigard, OR
  • King of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX, King of Prussia, PA
  • Riverview Plaza Stadium 17, Philadelphia, PA
  • Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX, Warrington, PA
  • Hollywood Stadium 20 & RPX, Green Ville, SC
  • Charles Towne Square Stadium 18, North Charleston, SC
  • Pinnacle Stadium 18 & IMAX, Knoxville, TN
  • Amarillo Star Stadium 14 & IMAX, Amarillo, TX
  • Gateway Stadium 16 & IMAX, Austin, TX
  • Greenway Grand Palace Stadium 24 & RPX, Houston, TX
  • Houston Marq'e Stadium 23 & IMAX, Houston, TX
  • Live Oak Stadium 18 & RPX, Live Oak, TX
  • Alamo Quarry Stadium 16, San Antonio, TX
  • Cielo Vista Stadium 18 & RPX, San Antonio, TX
  • Huebner Oaks Stadium 14 & RPX, San Antonio, TX
  • Potomac Yard Stadium 16, Alexandria, VA
  • Kingstowne Stadium 16, Alexandria, VA
  • Manassas Stadium 14 & IMAX, Manassas, VA
  • Valley View Grande Stadium 16, Roanoke, VA
  • Everett Stadium 16 & RPX, Everett, WA
  • Lakewood Stadium 15 & RPX, Lakewood, WA
  • The Landing Stadium 14 & RPX, Renton WA

To go along with the list of theaters, Regal also included the following information sheet informing patrons what it means to see the film in the brand new High Frame Rate 3D (HFR 3D) format. You can give the image a click for the full-sized version if it's hard to read.

The Hobbit - HRF 3D FAQ Sheet

Hopefully AMC and other theater chains will release a similar list.

Meanwhile, here are those pictures I promised along with the new TV spot and the first track from Howard Shore's score for the film, "Radagast The Brown."

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Criterion10/ Criterion10

    No Regal cinemas near me... Hoping my local AMC Multiplex will have it (they usually play some rather independent titles, so this shouldn't be too far of a reach for them).

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/kylejames182/ kyle coley

    thats alot more then i thought

  • dd

    if this truly isn't coming to illinois in 48fps, I'm vowing now to not see it at all until blu ray. like what the hell, practically everywhere else is getting it, and with multiple locations!! but not ONE for chicago. pathetic.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      Remember this is just Regal, there will be others I'm sure.

      • dd

        yeah i'll keep calm for now, i have high hopes! no way this opportunity will cut out a city like chicago. just so intrigued and interested by the HFR, no way i'm gonna miss it!

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/kevinblumeyer/ Kevin Blumeyer

        To be fair to dd, there are 2 big Regal theaters in Chicago and several more in the suburbs. It is a bit odd that neither of them made the list.

    • MajorFilmFan

      I agree... It gets released in Alaska, but not Chicago??

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Adu/ Adu

    That music is awesome...listen to the first 15 seconds and tell me that doesn't transport you off!...sorry getting carried away, but oh well.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/G-Man/ G-Man

    I'm really hoping AMC will release 48fps in 2D.

  • Snicket

    Yeah that music is very nice.

    I hope to see it in both 48fps and 24.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/kylejames182/ kyle coley

    I work at regal, so there is deff more to come

  • CBush

    Pacific Science Center IMAX??

  • MajorFilmFan

    I hope AMC announces 48FPS in MI. When 'The Master' opened, it showed in 70MM A theater in MI. Either way, this movie will be simpley phenomenal

  • xSTEVEj

    Mayfaire Stadium 16 & IMAX, Wilmington, NC

    YES! Can't wait to check this out at 48 fps and see what the fuss is about. Can't knock it until I've tried it...