IMAX to show “Lord of the Rings” Marathon at Gen-Con

The first week of August will see thousands of gaming fans flocking to the Circle City. The downtown IMAX is preparing to welcome them on Friday, August 3 at 7:30 in the Indiana State Museum with The Found Footage Festival, the acclaimed touring showcase of odd and hilarious found videos, and a LORD OF THE RINGS Lock-In from 8:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.

About the Found Footage Festival

The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America. Curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher take audiences on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities. The event is open to both Gen Con attendees and the public. Tickets to the Found Footage Festival are $15 and are available at

“Lord of the Rings” Marathon

Following The Found Footage Festival will be a 12-hour LORD OF THE RINGS Lock-In at the theater. Moviegoers will have special food options, gaming opportunities, and an unforgettable experience watching all three extended version films. One ticket covers admission to all three films.

“We hope that pop culture fans come in, set up shop and take advantage of this wonderful Found Footage Festival, Indiana State Museum and IMAX Theater partnership,” says Craig Mince, theater manager at the IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum. “It will be a remarkable night of gaming, film and comedy.”

Tickets and information

Advanced tickets and reserved seats are on sale online now. In addition to offering exciting experiences and cinematic options, the downtown IMAX validates parking in the White River State Park parking garage for moviegoers. For more information, visit

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