BBC Worldwide has this afternoon confirmed that Doctor Who fans will have the opportunity to see Deep Breath in cinemas in the UK and Ireland, as well as on BBC One, on 23rd August 2014.
To celebrate the launch of Series 8, meanwhile, 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 (also available on BBC red button and BBC iPlayer) 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 doctorwho.tv, on Friday 1st August at 10am. Cinema tickets for other participating cinemas will go on sale Friday 1st August from 11am. 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 doctorwho.tv/watch/cinema.
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, told us “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”.
Doctor Who Series 8, Episode 1, Deep Breath, will broadcast simultaneously on BBC One and selected cinemas across the world including hundreds of cinemas in the UK.
Will you be watching in the cinema, or do you prefer to enjoy Doctor Who in front of the TV?