For the first time in Australia, Doctor Who fans will be able to see two high definition episodes on the big screen in a special cinema event as part of the celebrations for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary year!
For one night only, fans will be able to experience season six’s opening two-parter The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon on the big screen at select Event Cinemas, Greater Union and Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinemas and Village Cinemas across the country.
Not only that, there will be a ‘best dressed’ prize at each cinema for the Doctor Who fan with the most impressive costume, from Time Lords, to Daleks, to Richard Nixon!
The event, which is a global exclusive, organised through a partnership between BBC Worldwide Australasia and Event Cinemas will hopefully be the first in a series of participatory screenings for fans in the lead up to the anniversary date.
Sharon Wilson, BBC Worldwide Australasia’s Head of Marketing for Global Brands, commented:
We’re building on the concept of ‘event television’ by creating simultaneous Doctor Who experiences on big screens across Australia and New Zealand for the first time. It’s an opportunity for fans to enjoy the programmes and participate in the whole experience in a way that they’ve not been able to before. We hope this will be the start of more BBC Worldwide cinema events with our partners Event Cinemas and Village Cinemas.