This year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, will not only be one of the biggest shows on the small screen on Christmas day, but it will also now be shown on the big screen as it gets a number of special screenings in cinemas in both the USA and Australia.
BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events recently announced that they will be showing the Christmas special in movie theatres across the United States at 7:00pm on Tuesday 27th December and Thursday 29th December. The event will include two exclusive bonus features:
Doctor Who Extra – showing the making of this year’s special, with appearances by stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, and showrunner and executive producer Steven Moffat.
Doctor Who fans are one of our most dedicated audiences, and we expect they will show up in full force for this holiday special. There’s no better way to enjoy this content than on the big screen and among fellow fans.
Meanwhile, BBC Worldwide ANZ and Sharmill Films have announced that they will be showing the special in selected Australian cinemas on Boxing Day, the same day it will be broadcast across the country. The event will also include the A New Kind of Superhero and Doctor Who Extra features.
Louise Hill, Live Entertainment Executive for BBC Worldwide ANZ, said:
Superheroes are a cinema staple so we’re doubly delighted to give Doctor Who fans the opportunity to see this spectacular adventure on the big screen.
Natalie Miller AO, Sharmill Films Executive Director, also commented:
This special Boxing Day event will mark a new tradition in the Australian calendar! We’re thrilled that Australian cinema audiences will have the opportunity to celebrate this time(lord)-honoured Christmas tradition, which is perfect family viewing for old and young superheroes alike.
Tickets will be available on 23rd November from the Sharmill Films website.