The BBC has announced that the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary will be released in select movie theaters on November 23rd in 3D.
Eleven cities will take part in the global simulcast of the episode on November 23rd, with additional screenings in 300 theaters across the country for one night on Monday, November 25th.
See full details below.
BBC AMERICA AND NCM FATHOM EVENTS CELEBRATE
DOCTOR WHO’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY
WITH SPECIAL REALD™3D SCREENING
ELEVEN U.S. CITIES TO JOIN FIRST GLOBAL SIMULCAST ON NOVEMBER 23
EXPANDING TO 300 CINEMAS FOR ONLY ONE NIGHT
WITH NCM FATHOM EVENTS ON NOVEMBER 25
New York – October 24, 2013 - BBC AMERICA announced today two special theatrical screening events of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary special, Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor, in RealD™ 3D on November 23 and 25.
In association with AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc., and Regal Entertainment Group, BBC AMERICA makes history by honoring eleven Doctors on Saturday, November 23 with a global simulcast 3D screening event in eleven cities at the same time the 75-minute Anniversary special premieres on BBC AMERICA and across the globe. Tickets for the Saturday, November 23 screenings will go on sale October 25, 2013 at 9am EST for theater locations* in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington DC, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Minneapolis. Tickets may be purchased at Cinemark.com, REGmovies.com and Fandango.com.
The festivities won’t stop there: BBC AMERICA and NCM Fathom Events are teaming up for the first time to continue the celebration, giving fans across the U.S. a chance to experience Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor in RealD™3D on Monday, November 25 for only one night in 300 select cinemas. Tickets will be available at participating theater box offices and online at www.fathomevents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). The event will be broadcast via the new digital cinema projection systems.
In addition to Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, the Anniversary special also stars former Time Lord David Tennant with Billie Piper and John Hurt. The theatrical events will include specially shot introductions and The Day of The Doctor: Behind The Lens, a 10 minute behind-the-scenes featurette directly following the special. The short features Matt Smith, David Tennant and Jenna Coleman with Billie Piper and John Hurt, as well as lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, discussing their 50th Anniversary experiences.
Soumya Sriraman, EVP Home Entertainment and Licensing for BBC Worldwide North America, commented: “Doctor Who 50th Anniversary is truly a global celebration and we’re thrilled to bring the special to the silver screen. Our partnerships with Cinemark, AMC, Regal Cinemas and NCM Fathom Events will give fans, on November 23 and 25, the opportunity to see the Doctor in a whole new way – in RealD™ 3D.”
Since its launch in 1963, Doctor Who has become one of the world’s best loved dramas and is certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful sci-fi series ever. Doctor Who is BBC AMERICA’s highest-rated series and has received numerous awards across its 50 years. The series has enjoyed success off-air with over 10 million DVDs and 8 million action figures sold globally and is the BBC’s top series on iTunes in the U.S. and U.K. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK broadcaster, distributes Doctor Who to over 200 territories across the world.
“The Day of The Doctor is upon us and fans of the BBC AMERICA sci-fi series Doctor Who have the opportunity to see the time-traveling adventures like never before in 3D from their local movie theater,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. “There’s never been a better time to be a Whovian during the 50th Anniversary celebration of this huge BBC hit that’s invaded America.”
NOTE: The U.S. in-theater exclusive, a behind-the-scenes short of over 10 minutes, will also be available in the U.K. on www.bbc.co.uk/Doctorwho at the same time.
*Participating theaters on Nov. 23:
Cinemark Rave 18 + IMAX (Los Angeles, CA)
Century Huntington Beach Bella Terra + XD (Huntington Beach, CA)
AMC Loews Village 7 (New York, NY)
Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX (New York, NY)
Century Evanston + XD (Evanston, IL)
Cinemark at Seven Bridges + IMAX (Woodridge, IL)
Cinemark Rave University City Penn (Philadelphia, PA)
Cinemark 16 (Somerdale, NJ)
Cinemark West Plano + XD (Plano, TX)
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
Century San Francisco Centre 9 (San Francisco, CA)
Washington, DC (Hagrstwn)
Cinemark Rave Fairfax Corner + XD (Fairfax, VA)
Cinemark Tinseltown + XD (The Woodlands, TX)
Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville, GA)
Cinemark Lincoln Square Cinema (Bellevue, WA)
AMC Southdale 16 (Edina, MN)