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Fans left satisfied after world premiere of The Hobbit

The Hobbit world premiere was a family affair.
The Hobbit world premiere was a family affair. Seanna Cronin

THERE will be some sun burnt people in Wellington today.

Punters waited for hours, some overnight, in the sun on an uncharacteristically non-windy day in the capital yesterday for the world premiere of The Hobbit.

It was a jolly atmosphere, as if Christmas had come early for the 100,000-strong crowd, which was a mix of locals and international travelers from as far away as the UK, China, Japan and the US.

>>See a New Zealand presenter's Middle-earth weather report in Elvish language

The clean-up in Wellington begins today, including the roll up of the 500-meter long red carpet, which stretched so far down Courtenay Place that it had a hobbit market halfway along it like a pit stop.

International media outlets covering the event are on their way to Hobbiton today for a set visit and more interviews with the dwarf actors.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in Australia on Boxing Day.

 

 

Will you see 'The Hobbit' when it comes out in theatres?

This poll ended on 28 February 2013.

Yes, I can't wait! - 100%

No, I think I'll pass. - 0%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Topics:  editors picks, movie premiere, the hobbit: an unexpected journey




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