It looks like the Game of Thrones IMAX screenings have been rescheduled because of unprecedented fan enthusiasm. Yes, apparently fans have broken the IMAX this time.
Due to high levels of consumer demand, IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and HBO today announced that the first-ever presentation of a television program in IMAX® theatres, featuring two episodes from season four of Game of Thrones followed by the worldwide debut of the series’ season five sneak-peek preview created exclusively for IMAX, will now launch one week later on Thursday, January 29 beginning at 10 p.m. and extend through February 5. The date change allows for an expanded roll-out of screens to upwards of 200 IMAX theatres.
The original plan for about 150 IMAX theaters, so this will be a great plus for those who wouldn’t have had it available in their location.
You’ll be able to purchase tickets for the screenings starting this Friday, January 16th, at www.imax.com/gameofthrones. Pretty much all the major cities throughout the U.S. will have screenings, but you’ll want to check the website for all the available venues as well as checking your local venues in the next few days for more available IMAX locations.
Episodes nine and ten from this past season will be shown.
Here are the synopses for both:
Episode nine, “The Watchers on the Wall,” takes place entirely at The Wall with the Night’s Watch hopelessly outnumbered as they attempt to defend Castle Black from the Wildings and features one the fiercest and most intense battle scenes ever filmed for television. Episode 10, the season finale entitled “The Children,” features Dany coming to grips with the realities of ruling a kingdom, Bran learning the startling reality of his destiny and Tyrion facing the truth of his unfortunate situation. Game ofThrones is an epic series whose storylines of treachery and nobility, family and honor, ambition and love, and death and survival, have captured the imagination of fans globally and made it one of the most popular shows on television.
Even if you’ve watched the episodes, I’m sure it’ll be a great experience watching it on such a big screen as IMAX, as well as having such dynamic sound. I personally love both the visual and audio delights of an IMAX screening.
The IMAX® release of Game of Thrones will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.