BBC Plans ‘Doctor Who’ Screenings

BBC America is planning two theatrical screening events of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, “Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor” Nov. 23 and 25.

In association with AMC Entertainment, Cinemark Holdings and Regal Entertainment Group, the globally simulcast 3D screening event will take place in 11 cities at the same time the 75-minute anniversary special premieres on BBC America and across the globe.

Tickets for the Nov. 23 screenings are on sale now for theater locations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Minneapolis.

BBC America is also teaming with NCM Fathom Events to continue the celebration on Nov. 25 with an additional screening in more than 300 cinemas across the U.S.

“Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary is truly a global celebration, and we’re thrilled to bring the special to the silver screen,” says Soumya Sriraman, executive vice president, home entertainment and licensing, BBC Worldwide North America. “Our partnerships with Cinemark, AMC, Regal Cinemas and NCM Fathom Events will give fans on Nov. 23 and 25 the opportunity to see the Doctor in a whole new way.”