“Doctor Who” doesn’t just have to be watched on the small screen. The Time Lord will hit movie theaters across the country when the Christmas special heads to theaters. The episode, titled “The Husbands of River Song,” will be shown in over 150 theaters across the U.S.
To buy tickets, head to Fathom’s website or your local box office. Locations can be added as needed, so even if you checked when ticket sales started in November, it wouldn’t hurt to check again. (See the list of theaters with “Doctor Who” screenings here.) There will also be two chances to see it on the big screen on Monday, Dec. 28 and Tuesday, Dec. 29. Both screenings will start at 7:30 p.m. local time.
Of course, it might seem a little silly to pay for something that already aired on television. That’s why the “Doctor Who” team made sure there will be some fun special features for fans who attend the two-night event. According to Fathom, those who attend will also see “an exclusive interview with Alex Kingston and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the special featuring Peter Capaldi, Steven Moffat and more.”
The Christmas episode is a highly anticipated event every year. This is the 11th Christmas special from “Doctor Who,” and fans are even more excited than usual due to the return of River Song (Kingston). The Doctor’s (Capaldi) holiday adventure will reunite him with his wife, who is one of the longest-running recurring characters in the modern series. However, this will be her first time meeting the Doctor with his new face and she won’t even recognize her love.
Watch a trailer for the “Doctor Who” 2015 Christmas special below:
“Doctor Who” isn’t the only holiday special headed to theaters. “Sherlock” will have a similar event for their stand-alone special “The Abominable Bride” in January. The two shows share a showrunner, Steven Moffat.
For those who would rather skip the theater lines, “The Husbands of River Song” will air Friday, Dec. 25 at 9 p.m. EST on BBC America.