Doctor Who will be in theaters on September 15 and 16, 2015 – but if you’re expecting to see the premiere episode of season 9, you’ll be sorely disappointed.
It’s a bit of a cheat, really…
Rather than show the season 9 premiere, the last two episodes of season 8 will be screened: Dark Water and Death in Heaven.
If you’re caught up on Doctor Who, you’ve already seen these.
And though the episodes are from last year, you’ll still have to pay a premium price to watch them. Our local theater is charging $18 per ticket. Surveying other theaters, we found prices ranging from $12.50 to over $20.
Add in ‘service fees’, popcorn, sodas. Taking a couple or small family gets expensive fast… and for all that money we’re getting repeats.
There are some bonuses. The episodes will be shown in 3D. There will be a season 9 prequel scene, The Doctor’s Meditation. And there’ll be an interview with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman.
But taking a cue from Dr. Who‘s last Christmas special, I have to say “bah-humbug.” This is a disappointment.
The screening is being handled by Fathom Events. It will be shown in a limited number of theaters. Tickets went on sale July 31 and may be purchased through Fathom’s site here.
If you’ve already bought tickets expecting to see the premiere of season 9 and want your money back, be aware that Fathom does not handle refunds or exchanges. According to their FAQ, you have to deal with the theater directly for that.
Doctor Who, season 9, will premiere on TV on Saturday, September 19. The exact time has not been announced. If they simulcast it, as they did the 50th anniversary special, it will likely be early afternoon East Coast time. The 50th special aired at 7 p.m. in the UK; 2 p.m. on the East Coast; 11 a.m. out west.
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