If you think movies are too long already, then be extra picky about your dates today. Accept the wrong invitation and you could find yourself on one of the longest movie matinees in history. The UA cinema at Pacific Place is hosting a Lord of the Rings marathon, starting at 1.30pm and ending at 4am, with the closing scenes of Return of the King. That's more than 14 hours inside the same room with a couple of hundred strangers. The possibilities at the height of the flu season don't bear thinking about. Not that that is likely to perturb an audience made up of competition winners. As if nearly 10 hours of movie time isn't enough (the final flick alone is three hours and 11 minutes long), the organisers have decided to pad things out with entertainment and commentary from artists including Yumiko Cheng and Edwin Siu. Let's hope everyone remembers their cushions.