Mods, if it can be helped, please don't close or merge this thread. I'm not asking about the movies themselves, but for different perspectives on how one will "survive" the LOTR marathon. Thanks. ----- Hi. I'm one of the lucky ones that is going. Even though seeing three movies in one day/night will probably be a new experience for most of us, I'm asking for strategies to get through the marathon with as few problems as possible. Some of my questions below probably sound elementary, but they're genuine concerns. Thanks for your help. Specifically, I'd like to know: 1) What time should I get to the theatre (FOTR EE starts at 1PM and seating begins at 12:15PM)? 2) Considering I'm physically handicapped (but I can go up or down a few stairs with no problems), any thoughts on where I should sit (the theatre that I'm going to has stadium seating and an elevator)? 3) (This question has several parts) I don't want to get dehydrated, but I also don't want to feel like racing to the bathroom in the middle of one of the movies, so how should I manage my liquid intake before and during the marathon? In lieu of drinking a lot, are there any candies, gums, or other small items that I can fit in my pocket that would help quench my thirst? Also, considering it takes me a little longer than most people to get around, should I time my bathroom breaks at the beginning, middle, or end of the breaks between movies? 4) Please refresh my memory--how long are the breaks between movies? 5) Any other tips that you could pass along?