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DOCTOR WHO Returning To Theaters For Season 8 Premiere

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:31 am by Amanda Andonian


Did you miss seeing the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special in theaters? Then here’s your chance to see the good Doctor on the big screen again! Although Doctor Who isn’t making an appearance at SDCC this year, that doesn’t mean that they can’t make a big announcement. BBC Worldwide released the news today that the first episode of season 8 will air in select theaters in the US and UK on August 23rd with an encore showing on August 25th. From the press release:

This year’s screenings follow the success of the global cinema release of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor which was screened in over 1500 cinemas around the world, allowing fans to come together to watch the show like never before.

Doctor Who makes a spectacular return to the big screen in the feature-length premiere episode of Series 8; Deep Breath. Directed by acclaimed Director Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, A Field in England) and written by Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat, the beginning of the Twelfth Doctor’s era stars Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald and sees the return of fan favourites The Paternoster Gang – Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart) and Strax (Dan Starkey) – in a pulse-racing adventure through Victorian London.

Tickets and the list of theaters aren’t available just yet, but if you want to see “Deep Breath” on the big screen, head on over to the official Doctor Who website and sign up for their newsletter so you can stay in the loop. According to the website, there will also be some extra content available in theaters that you won’t get to see right away on TV. While that content will eventually become available later, who doesn’t love getting early access!

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