Exclusive Series 9 Prequel At Death in Heaven 3D Screenings

capaldi-death-in-heaven-3d-posterThe Series 8 finale, Dark Water/Death in Heaven, will receive a 3D cinema release just ahead of the Series 9 premiere.

US cinema listings have appeared for a limited two day event taking place in September. An exclusive “prequel” (yes, they’re still calling them that) entitled “The Doctor’s Meditation” for Series 9 is promised.


BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events announce the return of the longest running sci-fi television series, Doctor Who, to the big screen for a two-night special theatrical event, Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven in spectacular 3D, starring Peter Capaldi.

Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven, the show’s two-part eighth season finale, will be presented in RealD™ 3D and Dolby Atmos sound (where available) on September 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. (local time). The event will feature The Doctor’s Meditation- a special prequel scene to the first episode of season nine – and an exclusive interview with Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, hosted by Wil Wheaton (Big Bang Theory, Star Trek: Nemesis), in addition to the two-part season eight finale.

Tickets for Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven in 3D can be purchased online beginning Friday, July 31 by visiting www.FathomEvents.com, or participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in approximately 700 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

This event is US only. BBC Worldwide told Sci-Fi Bulletin that “Due to the number of events taking place for Doctor Who this year including the Symphonic Spectacular and the Doctor Who Festival, we decided against showing the episodes in UK cinema.”

A 3D Blu-ray release of the episodes will also reportedly follow 22 September.