Last year’s two-part Doctor Who season finale will arrive in approximately 700 US cinemas in 3D this autumn.
BBC Worldwide North America in partnership with Fathom Events has announced screenings of ‘Dark Water’ and ‘Death in Heaven’ in RealD™ 3D and Dolby Atmos sound (where available) on 15-16 September.
The screenings will also feature ‘The Doctor’s Meditation’, a special prequel scene to Season 9’s opener and an exclusive interview with stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman hosted by Wil Wheaton.
Tickets will go on sale on Friday 31 July at FathomEvents.com or participating cinema box offices.
Soumya Sriraman, EVP Film, Home Entertainment, and Licensing for BBC Worldwide North America, commented: “After the enormous success of the 50th Anniversary and Season 8 premiere – both number one alternative one-night cinema events, two years in a row – we decided to bring the Doctor back to the big screen in 3D so Whovians across the country can have a full immersive experience of Peter Capaldi as the Doctor. The Season 8 finale, along with an exclusive interview with Peter and Jenna is the perfect way to get fans ready for the upcoming premiere of new season on BBC America.”
However, it has been confirmed to CultBox this afternoon that the screenings will not be taking place in the UK.
BBC Worldwide told CultBox: “Due to the number of events taking place for Doctor Who this year including the Symphonic Spectacular and the Doctor Who Festival, we will not be showing the episodes in UK cinemas.”
The new 3D conversion of the episodes is also reportedly heading to Blu-ray in the US and Canada on 22 September. This will be the second 3D Blu-ray release for Doctor Who, following ‘The Day of the Doctor’, which was filmed in 3D in 2013.
Update on 13 August 2015: The episodes will also be shown in 3D in Danish cinemas in Denmark on 16 September in Copenhagen, Odense and Aarhus.
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