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Doctor Who Season 8 Finale Hits Theaters with New Season 9 Prequel Included!

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Peter Capaldi’s first run in the TARDIS initially hit a lot of viewers with mixed feelings, but it didn’t take long for him to win over even the most doubting of Thomases.  The season 8 finale of Doctor Who was a hit with viewers and the ratings reflected that.  Now that the 12th Doctor has materialized his way into our hearts, BBC Worldwide North America is again partnering with Fathom Events to bring Doctor Who back to the big screen.

For two nights only, September 15 and 16, the two-part season 8 finale, which is comprised of episodes Dark Water and Death in Heaven, will be shown in select theaters nationwide.  For those of you that like a little extra dimension in your TARDIS, the double feature will be shown in RealD 3D with some fancy Dolby sound stuff going on as well.

This news alone is enough to have me grabbing for tickets now, and they don’t even go on sale until July 31, but there’s more!  In addition to watching the spectacular season 8 finale, moviegoers will also be treated to the never-before-seen season 9 prequel The Doctor’s Meditation.  Top that off with an exclusive interview of Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman by host Wil Wheaton and you’ve got a night of nerdy Whovian bliss.  So grab a giant tub of popcorn and a big bag of Jelly Babies, this is going to be one wild ride.

Full details can be found in the press release below:

DOCTOR WHO

RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN NATIONWIDE

TO FEATURE NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN PREQUEL TO SEASON NINE

AND EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH PETER CAPALDI AND JENNA COLEMAN

 

Two-Night Event Will be Presented in RealD™ 3D on September 15 and 16

Announced by BBC Worldwide North America in Partnership with Fathom Events

 

DENVER – July XX, 2015 – BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events announce the return of the longest running sci-fi television series, Doctor Who, to the big screen for a two-night special theatrical event, Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven in spectacular 3D, starring Peter Capaldi. Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven, the show’s two-part eighth season finale, will be presented in RealD™ 3D and Dolby Atmos sound (where available) on September 15 and 16  at 7:30 p.m. (local time). The event will feature The Doctor’s Meditation  – a special prequel scene to the first episode of season nine – and an exclusive interview with Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, hosted by Wil Wheaton (Big Bang Theory, Star Trek: Nemesis), in addition to the two-part season eight finale.

Tickets for Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven in 3D can be purchased online beginning Friday, July 31 by visitingwww.FathomEvents.com, or participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in approximately 700 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“We love bringing Doctor Who events to theaters and seeing the fans come out in full force,” said Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Frueh. “This time fans get the added excitement of seeing all the action in 3D with exclusive bonus content not available anywhere else.”

“After the enormous success of the 50th Anniversary and season eight premiere – both number one alternative 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 eight 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,” said Soumya Sriraman, EVP Film, Home Entertainment, and Licensing for BBC Worldwide North America.

In this epic two-part finale, the Doctor comes face-to-face with the mysterious Missy, and an impossible choice looms. With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies, and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role.


 

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Tom Gardiner