The BBC are to premiere the opening episode of the next of Doctor Who, Deep Breath in select cinemas at the same time as its TV broadcast, but today, they have revealed an exclusive cinema event for the episode
Doctor Who Series 8 Premiere Deep Breath to be Screened in Cinemas Across UK and Ireland
As part of BBC Worldwide’s global event celebrations to mark Peter Capaldi’s debut series of Doctor Who, UK fans will have the opportunity to see the first episode of Series 8 in cinemas in the UK and Ireland, as well as on BBC One, on 23rd August 2014.
To celebrate the launch of series 8, an exclusive cinema event will take place at London’s Odeon, Leicester Square on August 23rd with some very special guests in attendance. This one-off event will feature a ‘never seen before’ 5 minute video from an upcoming Doctor Who DVD release and a special 10 minute behind-the-scenes of episode 1 feature, followed by a Q&A with the guest stars that will be streamed LIVE into participating Cinemas across the UK and Ireland.
A limited number of tickets for the Leicester Square Cinema Event will be available to the public and can be purchased from www.odeon.co.uk, on Friday 1st August at 10:00am. Cinema tickets for other participating cinemas will go on sale Friday 1st August from 11:00am. More information regarding cinemas screening the episode and showing the live stream of the Q&A from the Leicester Square Cinema Event will be made available from www.doctorwho.tv
This year’s screenings follow the huge success of the global cinema screenings for the show’s record-breaking 50th anniversary episode - The Day of the Doctor - in November 2013. In addition to the episode being simulcast on TV in 98 territories, fans were also able to enjoy the episode on the big screen in over 1500 cinemas around the world.
Stephen Davies, Director for Live Events, said "Following the tremendous success of the 50th anniversary screenings, this is another wonderful opportunities for fans to get together to celebrate another major milestone and enjoy the amazing opening episode of the Peter Capaldi era on the big screen."
Viewers who also choose to see the episode in cinemas will also get the see the DVD exclusive and behind-the-scenes video. Doctor Who will return on Saturday 23rd August to BBC One and BBC One HD, a time is to be confirmed. In other news: Four new promo images from Deep Breath have been released, you can view them here.