Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Game of Thrones Coming to IMAX

Last week, IMAX and HBO announced a partnership that would excite even the most casual of Game of Thrones fans. In an unprecedented move, Game of Thrones will be shown on large format screens. This is not the first time that a television program has been show in theaters, however, as there was a great deal of success in 2013 and 2014 with Doctor Who specials, but even that was in standard format.

Originally planned for a January 23 release, IMAX announced today that they are going to push the premiere to Thursday night showing on January 29. The company cited customer demand for the change and posted in their blog that Game of Thrones in IMAX "will extend through February 5. The date change, they said, allows for an expanded roll-out of screens to upwards of 200 IMAX theatres." Currently, only one screen in Kentucky will be showing Game of Thrones. Tickets will go on sale at Carmike Stonybrook 20 & IMAX located on S. Hurstborne Parkway on Friday, January 16.

Theater goers will be treated to two episodes from Season 4 of the hit HBO series - Episodes 9 and 10 - and a special extended preview of Season 5. Also posted on the IMAX blog, " Moreover, the first 300 IMAX ticket holders for the Thursday night opening show time at participating IMAX theatres will receive a commemorative Game of Thrones poster from well-known illustrator Robert Ball (, who designed interpretive images of the most iconic deaths in each episode." This is certain to be a spectacle and I'm very excited to see what Game of Thrones looks like in IMAX!

As I previously said, Stonybrooke is currently the only theater in Kentucky to be confirmed for this event, but it is very possible that another theater will be added. The IMAX blog said to check back in the coming days. Another possibility is AMC Newport on the Levee 20, which is a great theater and would be my preferred viewing location.

I'll be sure to keep everyone informed! Will you see Game of Thrones in IMAX?

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