Try getting convinced(drugged, beaten and stuffed in a sack, whatever...) into going to a back-to-back-to-back opening night showings of the EXTENDED versions of the first 2, followed by the 3rd. ADD to that the fact that despite getting there 45 minutes early, we were were stuck in the FIRST damn row!!!
Big fan of the movies, but I don't like Opening Nights all that much. The parts of the movie that were in the 20'X20' area directly in front of me were great though, I'll check it out sometime soon once the crowds die down a bit to see the 'rest' of the film. The battle of Pelennor Fields is amazing though.