Doctor Who Season 8 Premiere Hits Theaters This Weekend

Doctor Who fans will have the rare opportunity to watch the Peter Capaldi Doctor Who debut on the big screen this weekend.

The Doctor Who season 8 premiere is scheduled to broadcast at 8PM Eastern on BBC and BBC America this Saturday, but Whovians willing to wait a couple of hours can watch the season 8 premiere titled ‘Deep Breath’ at select midnight movie theater screenings Saturday night.

According to Fathom Events, fans can watch the season 8 midnight premiere of Doctor Who in theaters at 24 locations nationwide: the Burbank 16, Burbank, CA; Huntington Beach 20, Huntington Beach, CA; Metreon 16, San Francisco, CA; Hollywood 24, North I-85, Atlanta, GA; River East 21, Chicago, IL; Lincolnshire 21, Lincolnshire, IL; Cinemark Woodridge 17, Woodridge, IL; Solomon Pond Mall 15, Marlborough, MA; Assembly Row 12, Somerville, MA; Rockville Center 13, Rockville, MD; Cinemark Towson MallTowson, MD; Livonia 20, Livonia, MI; Ann Arbor 20, Ypsilanti, MI; Union Square Stadium 14, New York, NY; Empire 25, New York, NY; Parks At Arlington 18, Arlington, TX; Burleson Movies Stadium 14, Burleson, TX; Gulf Pointe 30, Houston, TX; Houston Marq*E Stadium 22, Houston, TX; Cinemark West Plano, Plano, TX; Tinseltown Movies 17, The Woodlands, TX; Cinemark 24, West Jordan, UT; Lincoln Square Bellevue 16, Bellevue, WA; and the Issaquah Highlands, Issaquah, WA.

Fans who are willing to wait just a few days can find an expanded offering of Doctor Who premiere screenings at 7PM and 9:30PM local time Monday, August 25th on over 600 screens across the country.

Doctor Who fans who attend a Fathom Events screening will not only get to see the one-hour long Doctor Who premiere episode, they’ll also get an exclusive prequel scene as well as an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the making of ‘Deep Breath.’

Peter Capaldi is the twelfth actor to play the titular character of Doctor Who, the longest running science fiction television show in the world.

Can you wait the extra four hours to catch Doctor Who on the big screen? Or will you be tuned in on your TVs at home?

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Photo Credit: Ray Burmiston, ©BBC/BBC WORLDWIDE 2014

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