Anyone who got to see “The Day of the Doctor” in cinemas last year knows that watching Doctor Who in a big group, on a big screen, is one of the best experiences a fan can have. Huge amounts of fun. Well, Fathom Events and the BBC think it’s sufficiently awesome as well and are going to bring the show back to theaters as part of a two-night event celebrating Tenth Doctor David Tennant.
On Monday, June 16th, at 7:30pm local time, fans can go to participating theaters and see the two-part Tenth Doctor story “Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel,” the episodes that saw the Doctor, Rose (Billie Piper), and Mickey (Noel Clarke) travel to an alternate dimension and come up against, for the first time in the new series, the cold, emotionless Cybermen.
The following night, Tuesday June 17th at 7:30pm local time, for no extra money at all, you can also see the premiere of Wings 3D, a documentary narrated by Tennant depicting the magic and majesty of flight as seen from the perspective of birds themselves. It’s a really glorious piece of documentary done in the typically brilliant BBC nature documentary style.
That’s right; two nights, two Tennants. You’ve probably seen those two Who episodes, but the prospect of seeing them with people on the big screen is pretty neat, I think. Plus, a 3D birds flying documentary – what more could you want?
Tickets are on sale now if you’re interested, and the event will be in 620 theaters across the country, so the odds of one being near you is quite high. Allons-y!