Doctor Who fans in the United States will get a chance to relive the climax of series 8 with a special 3D screening, in selected movie theatres, of last year's two part finale, Dark Water / Death in Heaven
The event, organised by BBC Worldwide North America
and Fathom Events
will see the return of Doctor Who to the big screen for just two nights in a special theatrical event. In the 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.
Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven, will be presented in RealD™ 3D
and Dolby Atmos
sound (where available) on September 15
at 7:30 p.m. (local time), just before the launch of Series Nine on BBC America the following Saturday.
The event will feature The Doctor’s Meditation
— a special prequel scene to the first episode of Season 9 — and an exclusive interview with Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi
and Jenna Coleman
, hosted by Wil Wheaton
(Big Bang Theory, Star Trek: Nemesis).
At present there are no plans for the event to be screened in UK Cinemas. BBC Worldwide told Sci-Fi Bulletin
Due to the number of events taking place for Doctor Who this year including the Symphonic Spectacular and the Doctor Who Festival, we decided against showing the episodes in UK cinema.
It is expected that the two episodes will be released on Blu-ray in 3D at the end of September.
Tickets for Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven in 3D can be purchased online starting Friday, July 31
by visiting FathomEvents.com
, or participating theatre box offices. The event will be shown throughout the U.S. in approximately 700 movie theatres through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network.