Watch a Never-Before-Seen Prequel to Doctor Who Season 9 in Theaters

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - 12:41PM
Doctor Who
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - 12:41PM
Watch a Never-Before-Seen Prequel to Doctor Who Season 9 in Theaters
We may not see an actual Doctor Who movie anytime soon, but the beloved long-running series is still coming to the big screen this summer. In a special two-day event, BBC will play the two-part season finale in 3-D in over 700 theaters nationwide, as well as a prequel to series nine and an exclusive interview with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, hosted by nerd king Wil Wheaton.

"We love bringing Doctor Who events to theaters and seeing the fans come out in full force," said Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Frueh in a press release. "This time fans get the added excitement of seeing all the action in 3D with exclusive bonus content not available anywhere else."

The season finale was a game-changer this year, revealing the identity of the Master and featuring the death of a major character. Here's the official synopsis of the two-hour event:

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In this epic two-part finale, the Doctor comes face to face with the mysterious Missy, and an impossible choice is looming. With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies, and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role.
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It's unknown whether the prequel to series nine will be a brief clip or a full-length episode, but it will definitely feature never-before-seen footage, which presumably will not air in the fall.

"After the enormous success of the 50th Anniversary and season eight premiere – both number one alternative cinema events, two years in a row – we decided to bring the Doctor back to the big screen in 3D so Whovians across the country can have a full immersive experience of Peter Capaldi as the Doctor," said Soumya Sriraman, EVP Film, Home Entertainment, and Licensing for BBC Worldwide North America. "The season eight finale, along with an exclusive interview with Peter and Jenna is the perfect way to get fans ready for the upcoming premiere of new season on BBC America."

This is also a perfect cosplay opportunity, and Whovians are encouraged to come in costume (as if they needed any encouragement). But unfortunately, it may be difficult to show up in full Dalek garb, as fans are prohibited from wearing face-concealing masks, make-up, or fake weapons such as screwdrivers. 

The Doctor Who theatrical event will take place on July 15th and 16th. For a list of participating theaters and more information, click here.
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