IMAX is pushing back its Game of Thrones plans. Why? To make the release even bigger.
Now the acclaimed fantasy hit will come to IMAX theaters on Jan. 29, one week later than originally announced. But Thrones will also be in about 200 theaters instead of the originally planned 150. The change was “prompted by extraordinary consumer response that drove online mentions for IMAX to record heights, will allow for an expanded domestic roll-out,” the theater company said.
More news: IMAX has released its full list of theaters getting the presentation of HBO’s acclaimed fantasy hit (so at least now you’ll know how far you have to go to see it!).
Thrones will screen in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York, San Antonio, Seattle, Toronto, Washington, D.C. and other cities. The presentation includes the final two episodes of season four —”The Watchers on the Wall” and the Emmy-nominated “The Children”— as well as an exclusive trailer previewing the upcoming fifth season, which gets underway April 12. Thrones will still screen for just one week.
Game of Thrones has the honor of being the first TV series to ever receive a run in the super-sized cinema format. The episodes will be digitally re-mastered to be compatible with the plus-sized IMAX format.
The full list of theaters is available on the IMAX site here. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 16.
UPDATE: IMAX’s website has apparently partly crashed due to “heavy traffic” according to a message on the GoT page.