Every few years my wife and I attempt this. The trilogy has aged surprisingly well in terms of special effects. Obviously the story is timeless and the characters never get old. It's been a little while since we've been able to get through all three extended versions in close proximity but hopefully this winter we'll get through them again. We also have to do The Matrix as well.
That's fun. Yeah the effects stand beside more recent movies extremely well. Shelob and the Balrog will never be not impressive. I honestly have a hard time thinking of the movie as near 20 years old, it just doesn't seem to age. As for Matrix, I'm actually going through those for my first time