The Matrix on TNT!!!

By Paul Martin November 20th, 2001, in The Matrix

TNT will be airing the Network Television Premiere of THE MATRIX, December 7, 8 and 9, at 8pm ET!

A TNT Exclusive! Tune in to TNT Friday, Dec. 7, Saturday, Dec. 8, Sunday, Dec. 9 for our MATRIX weekend and catch an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the new movie THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, following each 8pm ET showing of THE MATRIX! Don’t miss THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING in theaters nationwide on December 19th.


TNT Presents The Matrix Weekend Starting Friday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

Network Also Features Special Presentation of Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Footage from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Turner Network Television (TNT) will air the network television premiere of The Matrix, starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne, on Friday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). As part of a three-play weekend, the movie also airs Saturday, Dec. 8, and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

At the conclusion of each airing of The Matrix, the network will feature a special presentation of TNT Film Stories: The Lord of the Rings, which will include exclusive interviews from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring stars Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen and Sean Astin. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring opens in theatres Dec. 19.

In the popular sci-fi thriller The Matrix, Reeves stars as Neo, a computer hacker who is led by Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) into a futuristic reality that is 200 years beyond the 20th century. There, Neo discovers that life on Earth as he knew it was only a façade to satisfy humans while a malicious cyber-intelligence draws their life energy to feed the Matrix’s goal to dominate the actual world. Once recruited, Neo joins forces with rebel warriors Morpheus and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) to thwart the Matrix’s plans.

Turner Network Television (TNT), currently seen in 84.8 million homes, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s 24-hour advertiser-supported service offering dramatic movie, series and championship sports entertainment. TNT’s drama-centered programming features original films; top Hollywood theatricals; original drama series joining off-net dramas such as Law & Order, ER, NYPD Blue and Charmed; and championship sports coverage of NASCAR, Wimbledon tennis, PGA golf and the NBA.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., an AOL Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.

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