UPDATE: We’ve clarified with the BBC, and can now confirm that all UK cinema screenings of The Day Of The Doctor will be in 3D.
UPDATE #2: For those attending the Doctor Who Celebration event the same weekend, we asked the BBC if it’ll be screened at the event, or if attendees need to make separate cinema arrangements. The BBC told us: “We are developing options for fans attending the celebration who will want to watch the episode live. We will have further information in due course and fans should continue to check www.doctorwho.tv for any further information”.
UPDATE #3: Sky 3D customers should be able to watch the episode in 3D at home.
UPDATE #4: The BBC has now confirmed to us that it will be making a full announcement with regards Saturday evening at the Doctor Who Celebration next week (week commencing Monday 28th October).
UPDATE #5: Den Of Geek understands, from a very good source, that the capacity for the Saturday evening screening that is being planned will NOT accomodate everybody attending the Celebration in the daytime. We are chasing for more solid numbers, but it is looking there will be capacity for HALF the attendees at the evening screening events being planned for the Celebration. As we said, we are expecting a full announcement early next week.
The BBC has revealed that 216 cinemas in the UK will be screening the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, The Day Of The Doctor. The official press release confirms that Cineworld, VUE, Odeon, BFI and Picturehouse cinemas have signed up to screen the 3D special, and tickets will be on sale from this Friday, October 25th, at 9am.
Furthermore, cinemas in Germany, Russia, America and Canada are going to be screening the 75 minute episode episode. In all, 400 cinemas in eight countries will be screening the special.
Full details of which cinemas are screening The Day Of The Doctor will be landing on the Doctor Who TV website in due course. You can find the site here.
The official statement reads:
“BBC Worldwide today announces that the special 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who will also be screened in 3D in cinemas across the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Germany and Russia at the same time as the UK TV broadcast on BBC One on 23rd November 2013, with more countries to be confirmed within the next few weeks.
In addition to the global TV broadcast, hundreds of cinemas in the UK and around the world are also confirming their plans to screen the hotly anticipated special episode simultaneously in full 3D, giving fans another unique opportunity to be part of a truly global celebration for the iconic British drama series. 216 VUE, Cineworld, Odeon, BFI and Picturehouse cinemas in the UK and Ireland have already confirmed their participation, with tickets for the anniversary screening set to go on sale this Friday October 25th at 9am. Locations include London, Birmingham, Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool, Cardiff and Edinburgh.
Internationally, German, Russian, American* and Canadian* fans will gather in cinemas to enjoy the simulcast release, approximately 30 cinemas in Germany will screen the special and up to 50 theatres will debut it in Russia. The celebrations will cross time zones travelling over the equator to New Zealand and Australia where fans will have a choice of 106 cinemas across both countries to view the episode in 3D on the big screen on the 24th November following the simulcast TV broadcast earlier in the morning.”
[Those asterisks refer to the fact that a separate North American announcement is coming from BBC America].
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