When HBO says that its hit series Game of Thrones is the one of the biggest shows today, they aren’t joking. For the first time ever, a television show will be screened in IMAX theaters.
HBO will be screening the final two episodes from season four in 150 IMAX theaters starting on January 23rd and running through January 29th. After those episodes, the trailer for season five will then be shown. In coming days, fans can log onto www.imax.com for screening information and to purchase tickets.
“We couldn’t think of a series more fitting than Game of Thrones to be the first presented in IMAX,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “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 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.”
The episodes The Watchers on the Wall and the season four finale The Children are being digitally remastered into the IMAX format.
“IMAX always seeks innovative ways to provide moviegoers a unique and differentiated experience and today’s partnership with HBO and Game of Thrones achieves just that,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “This deal also furthers our efforts to offer exhibitors the opportunity to participate in alternative forms of content in a new and exciting way. As part of our broader strategy, we will continue to look for one-of-a-kind ways to provide consumers with special IMAX experiences.”