But this isn’t a night at the movies so much as it is a concert experience. Because the orchestra can, at times, drown out the dialogue, the actors’ words are conveyed by subtitles while music soars from the musicians’ instruments, including “Japanese Taiko drums, metal bell plates and piano strings beaten with chains,” according to The New York Times.

At this time dates are slotted for the western states. Playing mostly arenas, The Lord Of the Rings In Concert tour begins in Glendale, Ariz., at the Jobing.com Arena Oct. 12. Other stops include San Diego at the Valley View Casino Center Oct. 13; Las Vegas at the Orleans Arena Oct. 14; Anaheim’s Honda Center Oct. 15; Portland’s Rose Garden Arena Oct. 18; Seattle at the KeyArena Oct. 19; Fresno’s Save Mart Center Oct. 21; Oakland at Oracle Arena Oct. 22-23 and Sacramento at the PowerBalance Pavilion Oct. 23.

Tickets go on sale June 10. Visit LordOfTheRingsInConcert.com for more info.