Tuesday, January 6, 2015

'Game of Thrones' to Invade IMAX Theaters

Dinklage in 'The Children'
Fans of the visually stunning HBO series, "Game of Thrones," are in for a treat this month when the final two episodes of the fourth season as well as an exclusive preview of the fifth season, are heading to theaters.

According to Entertainment Weekly, "HBO is releasing a 'Game of Thrones' 'movie' into IMAX theaters later this month comprised of the final two episodes of the show’s fourth season." This event will take place in 150 IMAX theaters for one week beginning Jan. 23.

The final two episodes as you may recall, were "The Watchers on the Wall" aka that cool Castle Black episode and the Emmy-nomiated, "The Children." According to Pamela Levine, chief marketing officer at HBO, "The cinematic brilliance and grand scope of the series is perfect for the IMAX format.  We are always looking to provide fans with new and exciting ways to experience the show and viewing two key episodes, along with the new trailer, on such an impressive platform makes for a great event.”

Greg Foster, senior executive vice president, IMAX Corp. expresses, “We couldn’t think of a series more fitting than Game of Thrones to be the first presented in IMAX. The scope and production quality of the show is quite remarkable, which will be highlighted even further in select IMAX locations – allowing fans, as never before, to become a part of author George R. R. Martin’s world that [showrunners] David Benioff and D. B. Weiss created for HBO. It has the action, storyline and epic nature that our fans seek in IMAX and we’re thrilled to team with HBO and our longtime partners at Warner Brothers to offer audiences a chance to experience it in the ultimate theatre setting joined by other fans of the series.”

We've received some peeks into the new season mainly from HBO's year-ender video (embedded below) but it's certainly not enough to hold us over until the series return in April. An extended look at the fifth season is in the works for a February airing. We'll keep you posted, but let us know what you think of Thrones hitting theaters.

-Larissa Mrykalo

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