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Deep Breath To Be Shown in Cinemas Globally

deep-breath-capaldi-coleman-resturantBBC Worldwide is delighted to announce that the first episode of Doctor Who Series 8 – Peter Capaldi’s debut season in the iconic role – will be screened in cinemas around the world from 23 August 2014.

This year’s screenings follow the success of the global cinema release of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor which was screened in over 1500 cinemas around the world, allowing fans to come together to watch the show like never before.

Doctor Who makes a spectacular return to the big screen in the feature-length premiere episode of Series 8; Deep Breath. Directed by acclaimed Director Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, A Field in England) and written by Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat, the beginning of the Twelfth Doctor’s era stars Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald and sees the return of fan favourites The Paternoster Gang – Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart) and Strax (Dan Starkey) – in a pulse-racing adventure through Victorian London.

Steven Moffat comments, “Last November the Doctor didn’t just conquer the world on television, he did it in the cinemas too. And like the show-off he is, he can’t resist another go – one taste of the silver screen is never enough. On August 23rd the new Doctor will begin his new adventures on BBC One and in cinemas all over the world. Movie-land beware – Capaldi is coming to get you!”

Doctor Who: Deep Breath will be screened in participating cinemas around the world from 23 August, 2014. More information will be released by BBC Worldwide and participating cinema chains over the coming weeks. For all of the latest information please visit doctorwho.tv/watch/cinema

UPDATE:

  • UK cinema chains Odeon, Empire, Cineworld, Vue, Omniplex and Picture House to show Deep Breath on August 23. Tickets on sale from 11am Friday 1 August.
  • US cinemas to show Deep Breath in conjunction with Fathom Events on August 25, tickets on sale now. There will be a limited release on August 23 (details announced Aug 5).

There will be an exclusive 5-minute prequel scene preceding the premiere, and a 10-minute “making of” documentary immediately following.

Step back in time...

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kanlo
kanlo

Just purchased a ticket to see it at the Omni Centre in Edinburgh. Looks like there are a handful seats still available if anyone in the area is thinking of buying a ticket.

I prefer Miss Bosswald
I prefer Miss Bosswald

DoctorWho.tv doesn't say there are 4 cinemas showing it in Belgium (Kinepolis) In case there's another belgian whovian here :) 

WhoIntoDarkness
WhoIntoDarkness

OMG OMG OMG! I have my ticket, going alone in Plymouth UK. Does anyone know exactly how long the episode itself is? Vue said that the running time excluding trailers is 130min. So minus 15 min for the prequel and behind the scenes and then that leaves 115minutes for the episode and Q&A. Maybe 25 minutes for the q&a and a 90minute episode?

La Laurie
La Laurie

How is UK and US "global" in any way?

JRoopchand
JRoopchand

Apparently globally only means US and Europe. I'm sitting in my room, bummed, because I'll have to persuade my dad to buy BBC America, adding more money to our cable bill, just to watch it. It's really unfair that only Europe and US get considered in these things. There are Whovians all over the world.

James Hardy
James Hardy

If you go to see it in the cinemas do you get to see this Q and A session as well as the prequel and the behind the scenes video or do you only get the episode???? I've tried many episodes but doctor who TV is the only one to explain it clearly although there is no mention of q&a like most other websites do.

Someone help! :)

chmayer
chmayer

Well, just bought my movie tickets. : )

Wish my husband were a tad more enthusiastic (I basically said we're going.) Maybe I'll buy him a bucket of popcorn to kill. ; )

Hub's a Whovian, but to a lesser degree than myself.

Is it decided yet whether sonic screwdrivers are deadly weapons or not? Are they allowed in theaters this time? There has been some question. (Homeland Security is rather odd sometimes.)

Looking again at my theater details. 100 minutes for "Doctor Who"? The showings are 7 and 9:30 - obviously two theaters will be used (this theater is a multi-plex.) Curious. No, American theaters have little or no advertising, other than trailers; so, interesting to see what those extra 30 minutes will be.



Sontaran dretsfelusumalo
Sontaran dretsfelusumalo

Just one question, will the special features (extra prequel and Behind the scenes) be shown worldwide? I know the Q&A will only be shown in Ireland and England, but what about the other features?

Lemonhead118
Lemonhead118

According to the BBFC, the  approved running time is 97m 35s. The episode + behind the scenes + prequel only come to 90 minutes. What could this extra time be? I doubt its the Q&A as that should be longer that 7 minutes... surely, plus my cinema said the evening would be 2 hours and 10 minutes of Doctor Who greatness....



Malohkeh
Malohkeh

I hope the extra clips this time are as entertaining as they were last time! I'm still not done laughing about Strax with the popcorn.

James Hardy
James Hardy

Hi,

I bought tickets to go see it at my local cinema (the prices are expensive by the way)

An adult is £15 and a child is £12.50. I am going to see it but was considerably annoyed by the price as the 50th in 3D was only £10 a person and I can see it on the TV. Don't get me wrong, I am ecstatic about seeing the 75 min premiere on the big screen with my family. But if you don't care about comfy seats and the big screen, I wouldn't pay the price in my opinion.

One question though, do we get any additional content not available to those that stay at home? Because although it does state that here, I thought that applied to the special London premier. If you go to see it in a normal cinema in the north west, do we get anything else, and if so, what? :)

MetamorphmagusWho
MetamorphmagusWho

Hmm, I thought the episode was being simulcast in the UK cinemas at the same time, but it appears not as Vue has it at 7:35 but CineWorld has it at 7:00.

lukefoord
lukefoord

Still seems stupid. I was sceptical before about screening the 50th in cinemas but came round to the idea that it was a one off and generally worked very nicely. Yet here we are nearly a year later and it's happening again but just for the launch of a new series, can't see any logic here. I've seen the episode and it's fantastic but not the sort of thing I'd see in a cinema.

Jakeymanipod
Jakeymanipod

Yes, I have just booked my tickets. Whooooo!

TardisBoy
TardisBoy

After talking it through with my family I've decided I'm not going to watch Deep Breath in the cinema after all. It would have been nice but 1) Tickets are expensive 2) There's to much hassle getting there and back and 3) I enjoy watching it in the comfort of my own home and all the exclusive stuff will most likely be available online afterwards anyway. And it means I can come on here straight afterwards discussing the episode with you all :P




Romanadvoratrelundar
Romanadvoratrelundar

New updates for Australia, several cinemas appear to be on board. Hoyts is showing it in 17 locations around the country, as well as Luna Palace cinemas in Perth. I assume other places that showed The Day of the Doctor eg Events/Greater Union will probably screen Deep Breath too, but no news yet.



The Eternal
The Eternal

So Vue is listing it as a 130 minute run time, but so far we have a 5 minute prequel, a 70 minute episode and a 10 minute documentary. So thats 85 minutes with 45 still to go... I wonder what they could add that lasts 45 minutes??... *cough* episode 2 *cough*

The 14th Doctor
The 14th Doctor

Marketing stratagy to present it with more appeal in order to entice the product to more potential consumers.

Yay, my A-Level media is finally paying off! :D (yes, I am showing off ;) )

Clara Laurinda
Clara Laurinda

@La Laurie It's happening in Canada and Europe and Australia as well I thought. But even if it were happening only in the UK and US alone, look at a globe--they are in different parts of the global and therefore global. The English lanuiage can be silly at times (or just plain crazy). I live in Canada and if something is going on in Canada and the US, from the Canadian point of view, it is called "international."

dgtwenty
dgtwenty

@James Hardy It's livestreamed. So people who got tickets to Leicester Square (like me!) will see it in person, while the other cinemas' will have a stream of it on screen after the episode. :)


Not sure if it'll happen for other countries, though. Canada and the US may not get the stream. Shrug.

capaldi3699
capaldi3699

There will be a 7 minute prequel before the episode and a making of documentary after :)

chmayer
chmayer

Showings in my theater (Huntington Beach, California - yes, that's Surf City©) are Monday, 7 and 9:30 pm. Lots of time between showings. : )

It's a Fathom Event as was the anniversary movie. Likely the same arrangement throughout the US.

chmayer
chmayer

The "pre-movie" was almost as good as the movie. Strax is so funny. : ) Ten & Eleven were fun, too.

For those who couldn't make it to the theater - it's on YouTube.

kanlo
kanlo

@James Hardy It must depend on the cinema. At the Edinburgh Vue Cinema an adult ticket for Deep Breath costs £11.20 for a VIP seat, £9.50 for a regular seat.

chmayer
chmayer

Here in the US we'll be getting extra bits - I have no doubt those extras are world-wide. If the extra bits are half as good as those in the anniversary movie we're in for a treat.

I paid $25.50 for two senior tickets here in the US. That's only a few dollars more than usual. No biggie. Weren't the anniversary movie tickets more expensive? Well, 3-D...

Jakeymanipod
Jakeymanipod

Cineworld cost me and someone else put together =£18.something.

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

@James Hardy 5 minute special preview, 10 minute making of documentary (both will be on the BBC website anyway)

Plus the Q&A session from the Leicester Square showing which will be shown live in the other cinemas in the UK and Ireland

TardisBoy
TardisBoy

It was like this with the 50th, different cinema's had different times until the actual BBC One broadcast time was confirmed. I assume the same thing is happening again :)


chmayer
chmayer

Do you guys know about the David Tennant movies shown here in the US? Back in mid-June. One night's showing was a two-parter with Cybermen and Rose ("Men of Steel" and ?) The next night was "Wings in 3-D" (the British version of "Earthflight"

(I couldn't go - schedule conflicts.)

I have no idea of the box office for this. For David Tennant's sake, I hope okay.

chmayer
chmayer

I'll be yakking, anyway : ) - "DW" is on three times on Saturdays, starting at 5 or 6 pm. The movie is Monday evening.

You're right about the extra bits being online afterwards, I have no doubt.

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

@TardisBoy Fair enough, it is a lot of money to fork out for something you can watch free on TV. I went the whole hog, and will be at Leicester Square for the Q&A viewing, sitting alongside Jenna in the back row, licking each other's ice creams (the last bit may happen in my imagination only)

TardisBoy
TardisBoy

The last 45 minutes is the Live Q&A.


poelske1
poelske1

@Clara Laurinda @La Laurie Europe? The only country so far in Europe that's airing it in the cinema is Germany, and they haven't lost 2 world wars to be called Europe ...

James Hardy
James Hardy

I don't know for sure if I'm honest but I distinctly remember them being £10 for anyone no matter what age. Thanks anyway :)

MetamorphmagusWho
MetamorphmagusWho

Ah, thanks. I knew that I'd be unable to watch the 50th in cinemas so I didn't pay much attention to the times then.

The 14th Doctor
The 14th Doctor

Rise of the Cybermen and The Age of Steel. That's the two parter you're thinking of.

The Eternal
The Eternal

Live Q&A? Havnt heard about that. Hows that going to work, cant imagine they're sending people out to every cinema

Clara Laurinda
Clara Laurinda

@TardisBoy I was going to say "advertisements" like we get in Canada, but the Live Q and A is better! Lucky you! I just bought my tickets in Canada and paid just under 28 Canadian dollars for 2 tickets. Not bad.

IrelandMichael
IrelandMichael

"Everywhere white people live".

Good lord. Seriously?

Clara Laurinda
Clara Laurinda

@The Eternal Not live in the cinema but live FROM London, but it might be recorded "live" if you know what I mean!

TardisBoy
TardisBoy

The live Q&A is taking place at the Leicester square screening and will be live streamed to all participating cinemas.


Clara Laurinda
Clara Laurinda

@The Eternal Is that for screenings on the same day as the airing on TV (23rd?)? I don't see how they can do a live Q and A from Leicester (spelling?) Square on the 30th of August which is when I will be seeing it in the cinema here in Canada. Perhaps they mean it is recorded live and then replayed?

chmayer
chmayer

Yeah, I'll be in a California theater Monday at 7 pm - Lord only knows how a live Q & A would work. We don't even get live from New York most of the time! ("Saturday Night Live" is *not live* on the West Coast, grumble.)

Anyway, I would expect a "recorded live" Q & A.

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