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Fans of The Hobbit show their love for Middle Earth at one metro Denver premiere screening

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It's hard not to find some love in your heart for those darned cute, hairy-footed hobbits, and last night some of their most dedicated fans donned hobbit, elf and dwarfish gear for the long-awaited midnight premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at AMC Westminster Promenade 24 and other metro movie theaters. Our photographer Eric Gruneisen caught some in the act: Here are some our favorites; for more, see the whole slide show.

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