By the time we got into the cinema itself, the atmosphere was buzzing.
Inside there were 2,000 people who couldn't wait another minute for the story of Frodo, Sam and the battle between good and evil to pick up where it left off a whole year ago.
But we did have a bit longer to wait, whilst Peter Jackson thanked us all for coming (that was nice wasn't it?!) and introduced us to the actors.
Then it was time to sit back, do a mental re-cap on what went on last time and enjoy the action.
Want to know what it was like? Well, catch our top Press Packer Peter's report on Newsround on Thursday night - or you'll have to wait a whole 8 days - that's 192 hours - to see it for yourselves a week on Friday!