Doctor Who Returns to the Big Screen

The two-part Doctor Who series eight finale is coming to theaters with a few new surprises!

BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events announced today that they will be bringing “Doctor Who” back to the big screen for a two-night special theatrical event. The two-part series eight finale (“Dark Water” and “Death in Heaven”), will be presented in RealD 3D and Dolby Atmos sound (where available) on September 15 and 16 at 7:30 pm. The event will also 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. What’s more, the whole event will be hosted by Wil Wheaton (“Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Big Bang Theory”).

Tickets for “Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven in 3D” can be purchased online beginning Friday, July 31 by visiting Fathom Events 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.

“We love bringing Doctor Who events to theaters and seeing the fans come out in full force,” said Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Frueh. “This time fans get the added excitement of seeing all the action in 3D with exclusive bonus content not available anywhere else.”

“After the enormous success of the 50th Anniversary and season eight premiere – both number one alternative one-night cinema events, two years in a row – we decided to bring the Doctor back to the big screen in 3D so Whovians across the country can have a full immersive experience of Peter Capaldi as the Doctor. The season eight finale, along with an exclusive interview with Peter and Jenna is the perfect way to get fans ready for the upcoming premiere of new season on BBC AMERICA,” said Soumya Sriraman, EVP Film, Home Entertainment, and Licensing for BBC Worldwide North America.

The new season of Doctor Who premieres Saturday, September 19 on BBC America.