Yesterday, we told you that there would be some 3D cinema screenings of Doctor Who‘s 50th Anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor,” but didn’t have any deets. Now we have deets, and I’m never going to say deets again.
There will be two ways to see the special on the big screen here in the U.S., according to BBC America, who would know; one will be a simulcast with the association of AMC Theaters, Cinemark, and Regal Cinemas on Saturday the 23rd of November at the exact same time as it’s shown on BBC America and in the UK on BBC One in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington DC, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Minneapolis. Tickets for this will go on sale Friday, October 25th, at 9:00am ET on cinemark.com or fandango.com. The second will be a Fathom Event on Monday the 25th in over 300 theaters nationwide. Both will be in RealD 3D.
The theatrical events will include specially shot introductions and “The Day of The Doctor: Behind The Lens,” a 10 minute behind-the-scene 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. While not available in the cinemas in the UK, the “Behind the Lens” short will be available at bbc.co.uk/DoctorWho at the same time.
So, start making your plans now, folks! We can only pray that your city is one of the selected. Who’s going?