In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. Celebrating the series’ 50th anniversary, a new BBC episode of Doctor Who will be released for two one-night screenings as part of the Fathom Events series November 23 and 25, 2013. Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor will bring together former Doctor and companion and fan favorites David Tennant and Billie Piper for the first time along with Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman in their penultimate episode as Doctor and companion. Also featuring guest star John Hurt, the episode will be shown in REALD 3D, and includes a ten-minute behind the scenes featurette. And who knows what other surprises may show up in this 50th anniversary event–other past Doctors? A visit from the Cybermen and Daleks?
With a devoted audience of 80 million fans in over 200 countries, the series has twice been honored by Guinness World Records as the longest running and the most successful science-fiction series in the world.
The only quirk is the movie event at more than 300 theaters nationwide is Monday night, November 25, 2013, which is two days after the episode will premiere on BBC America–so good luck avoiding spoilers if you decide to hold out for the theater release. That said, if you’ve attended Doctor Who events before, you know that the event itself will be a lot of fun and will no doubt sell out in many locations across the country. But for lucky fans in eleven U.S. cities–Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, DC–the episode will be simulcast in theaters the same time as it airs on BBC America on November 23, 2013.
Check this link for locations and to purchase tickets, and if your city doesn’t show up check back as the website will be updating with new theaters daily. And if you want to see an advance look at the show, check this out:
The approximately 90-minute showing of Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor one-night theater event is November 23, 2013, in the eleven cities listed above, and expanding to 300+ cities on November 25, 2013, both at 7:30 p.m. local time. Don’t miss this opportunity to see two of the best Doctors on the big screen while you can!