What news could possibly top yesterday’s announcement of the U.S. airdates for the forthcoming Sherlock series on PBS? Obviously, the news that the 50th Anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor will be screened in 3D in cinemas across the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Germany and Russia, of course.
According to doctorwho.tv, the cinema screenings will take place the same time as the UK TV broadcast on BBC One on 23rd November 2013, giving fans yet 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, Doctor Who fans in Germany and Russia will be able to gather in cinemas to enjoy the simulcast release with approximately 30 cinemas in Germany and up to 50 theaters debuting the episode in Russia. The celebrations will cross time (and space) zones traveling 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.
At this time, no word yet as to where American or Canadian audiences can see the 50th special in theaters and in 3D, but expect that information from BBC America any day now. Remember…#SavetheDate