Earlier this month, we learned that Game Of Thrones was set to become the first television series shown in IMAX, with a scheduled release in IMAX theaters starting next week.
Now, thanks to massive fan demand, the initial release date of January 23 has been moved to Thursday, January 29, 2015 to allow for an expanded roll-out of screens upwards of 200 IMAX theaters from the originally planned 150 theaters. Also, the screenings, which will feature two episodes from Season 4 of the hit HBO series as well as a sneak peek at Season 5 created exclusively for IMAX, will be extended through February 5, 2015.
The two Season 4 episodes, which will be digitally remastered for the IMAX presentation, being shown are Episode 9, â€œThe Watchers on the Wall,” and the Season 4 finale, Episode 10, â€œThe Children.â€
Tickets go on sale at imax.com/gameofthrones starting Friday, January 16, 2015. As of right now, confirmed cities for the IMAX screenings include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York, San Antonio, Seattle, Toronto, and Washington, D.C., with more to come, so check the IMAX for locations. Of note, the first 300 IMAX ticket holders for the 10pm Thursday night opening show time at participating IMAX theater will receive a commemorative Game of Thrones poster from illustrator Robert Ball, who designed interpretive images of the most iconic deaths in each episode.
Episode nine, â€œThe Watchers on the Wall,â€ takes place entirely at The Wall with the Nightâ€™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 â€œThe Children,â€ 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 of Thrones 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.