Since the announcement that Game of Thrones would be available in IMAX we've all been patiently waiting for the theater list to roll out. After what seemed like an eternity, we finally have a few updates on this event.
Officially announced by HBO, the original start date for this event has been pushed back. HBO and IMAX have decided, due to the large response of the event, to expand the opening and release the screening in more than the originally planned screening of 150 theaters. Showings for this event will now start on January 29th, at 10 PM, and continue through February 5th. Also keep an eye out, as tickets for this event go on sale January 16th.
Details on the event from the official press release:
Due to high levels of consumer demand, IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and HBO today announced that the first-ever presentation of a television program in IMAX® theatres, featuring two episodes from season four of Game of Thrones followed by the worldwide debut of the series' season five sneak-peek preview created exclusively for IMAX, will now launch one week later on Thursday, January 29 beginning at 10 p.m. and extend through February 5. The date change allows for an expanded roll-out of screens to upwards of 200 IMAX theaters.
Tickets will officially go on sale on www.imax.com/gameofthrones starting Friday, January 16. To date, confirmed cities include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York, San Antonio, Seattle, Toronto and Washington, D.C., to name a few. A full list of venues is available on the website and fans can check local listings in the coming days for more available IMAX locations.
The move from January 23, prompted by extraordinary consumer response that drove online mentions for IMAX to record heights, will allow for an expanded domestic roll-out from the originally planned 150 IMAX theatres.The episodes will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and will be released for an exclusive one-week engagement.
Moreover, the first 300 IMAX ticket holders for the Thursday night opening show time at participating IMAX theatres will receive a commemorative Game of Thrones poster from well-known illustrator Robert Ball (www.beautifuldeath.com), who designed interpretive images of the most iconic deaths in each episode.
And now the moment you've all been waiting for, will this be showing in an IMAX near me? Well here is the complete list of theaters where you'll be able to see Game of Thrones in IMAX.
So is there a showing near you? And if so how far of a drive are will you be making out to see it? I know I have about a 2 hour drive ahead of me, that is if I can get tickets! So keep an eye out for when tickets go on sale this Friday!