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Doctor Who thing: tix for 3D cinema showings of “The Day of the Doctor” now on sale

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Taking a little break from the New York Comic-Con photos series (there will be more next week) to let you know that tickets for the multiplex screenings of the 50th-anniversary episode, “The Day of the Doctor,” have now gone on sale. The episode will screen in 3D in cinemas across the U.K., North America, Australia, and New Zealand. I imagine other regions will have some screenings, too, but those areas are what’s showing up right now at the BBC’s interactive cinema finder for the event. Just plug in your address, and you’ll get the theaters near you participating, along with a link for purchasing tickets.

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These screenings are all happening on Saturday, November 23rd, with some additional screenings in North America happening on Monday, November 25th. It’s not clear if the showings on the 23rd will be simultaneous with the TV broadcast.

I’m perfectly happy to just watch this on TV — I have no interest whatsoever in seeing this in a movie theater. Am I alone in this?

(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)


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  • Danielm80

    Entertainment Weekly says the screenings will be at the same time as the television broadcast.

  • bronxbee

    no, i prefer to watch it at home… seeing the DVD releases at the Paley just proved to me that DW at home is *loved* in a group setting it is *mocked* and people just won’t let themselves get into it.

  • I have no interest in seeing this in a theater either. I’ll watch it just like any other Doctor Who episode. Downstairs in my comfy chair.

  • Jess Haskins

    Really? I’m surprised… I’ve never been to a group screening, but I’d have thought that a theater full of Doctor Who fans would be really positive. There’s a group I usually watch with, but not until a week or two after the fact, and I was thinking it might be nice to do something special for the event itself. Now I’m not sure if I want to bother, though.

  • Karl Morton IV

    A friend of mine managed to get a stack of tickets – so I’m gonna go see it with a bunch of people. I’m not sure 3D actually works on me, but the communal “Who” experience might be kinda fun. :)

  • bronxbee

    well, to be honest, it was the new releases of episodes of Old Who — with varying Doctors. some of the effects, i admit, are a bit cheesy — but remember it was meant to be seen on a small screen — not a great big one like at the Paley. but it just seemed the crowd that came to them were there to laugh their heads off and almost have a MST3000 experience. i found it discomforting. i like to get “lost” in DW.

  • RogerBW

    It may just be in the mind of the viewer, but for me at least the transition from TV to film (and I mean just the showing, not necessarily the production style) is much less successful than from film to TV.

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