Seeing it with Gandalf himself, Sir Ian McKellen.
And that’s just what the charity Step Forward is offering.
Step Forward is holding two gala charity screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with a Q & A with Sir Ian beforehand, on 21st December. The event is organised in conjunction with Genesis Cinema.
Sir Ian,who is Patron of Stepforward. hopes the event will raise awareness of the charity and bring in new supporters.
Step Forward is a London East End charity that offers free and confidential services to young people on any issue that is causing them concern.
The owner of Genesis Cinema, Tyronne Walker-Hebborn, was keen to support a local, East End charity.
Step Forward’s CEO Jennifer Fear said:
“It was great that Tyrone came to find out more about Step Forward when Ian and I recently invited local businesses to come and see what we do. We started chatting about the recent refurbishment of our local cinema Genesis, and it became obvious that we could work together to create a once in lifetime opportunity for people to talk to Ian about The Hobbit only a week after its release, whilst at the same time raising much needed funds for Step Forward. We can’t wait for December 21st, it’s going to be a great night!”
The Q&A’s will be held at 2 screenings at Genesis on the 21st December.
The tickets for Screen 1, which seats 550 people, are available through Genesis Box Office. Ticket prices include a donation of £10 to Step Forward.
VIP tickets for the private screening in Studio 5, which seats 40 people, are being auctioned by Step Forward via eBay – get your bid in here!