Just over a week ago, we learned that HBO would be super-sizing “Game of Thrones” with a special IMAX screening of the final two episodes of the recent fourth season’s finale, just before the fifth season premieres on April 12th. But now, that plan has been delayed by a week.
IMAX has announced that the special, unprecedented television event on the big screen won’t hit theaters until January 29th for its week-long run on IMAX screens, because IMAX is making it available in about 200 theaters: 50 more than the original count.
“Game of Thrones” will be screened in major markets like Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York, San Antonio, Seattle, Toronto, Washington, D.C. as well as other cities. In fact, if you want to get the full list of theaters participating in the IMAX event, it’s now available online right here.
IMAX says the expansion was “prompted by extraordinary consumer response that drove online mentions for IMAX to record heights, will allow for an expanded domestic roll-out,” and that means this could become a regular occurrence with shows on a massive scale like this, both in story and popularity.
Tickets will be on sale starting this Friday, January 16th, and since this is proving to be a pretty popular event, you’ll probably want to get your tickets as soon as possible. It would be nice if IMAX was able to arrange screenings for season premieres eventually, as opposed to episodes that fans have already seen. Why shouldn’t big shows like this be treated like movies hitting the big screen for the first time?
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