Westside Pavilion to Host <i>The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies</i> Release Party!

The third installment and "defining chapter" in The Hobbit franchise isn't opening in theaters until Wednesday, Dec. 17, but you can celebrate the upcoming movie with activities, giveaways and more a few weeks earlier at the Westside Pavilion in Los Angeles.

On Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be celebrating its release with activities that include Sprinkles cupcake decorating for the first 200 kids, a photo booth, face-painting and a balloon artist. We also heard that some of the giveaway prizes include screening tickets!

Based on the classic J.R.R. Tolkien series and directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves.

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