This November’s Doctor Who 50th anniversary show really will be bigger on the inside – the inside of cinemas, anyway. BBC America announced today that on Nov. 23, the 75 minute-long “The Day of the Doctor” will be screened in theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, and Minneapolis at the same time the special is being simulcast around the world. The screenings will be 3-D with tickets going on sale Oct. 25, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET.
BBC America is also partnering with NCM Fathom Events to screen the show on Nov. 25 in more than 300 cinemas.
In addition to the show itself, the screenings will boast specially shot introductions and a 10-minute behind-the-scenes film starring “The Day of the Doctor” actors Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper, and John Hurt and Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat.
“The Day of the Doctor’ is upon us and fans of the BBC America sci-fi series Doctor Who have the opportunity to see the time-traveling adventures like never before in 3-D from their local movie theater,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events, in a statement. “There’s never been a better time to be a Whovian during the 50th Anniversary celebration of this huge BBC hit that’s invaded America.”
Meanwhile, Soumya Sriraman, executive vice president, Home Entertainment and Licensing for BBC Worldwide North America commented that, “Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary is truly a global celebration and we’re thrilled to bring the special to the silver screen.”
Will you be watching “The Day of the Doctor” on the big screen on Nov. 23? Or, more traditionally, viewing the show from behind the safety of your couch?