Game of Thrones, HBO’s hit show based off of the George R. R. Martin novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, will join the elite on the silver screen on January 23, 2015. The network will be the first among its kind to feature its show in IMAX theaters. showing two episodes from season four followed by an exclusive sneak-peek trailer of season five developed specifically for IMAX audiences.
UPDATE (01/14/2015): Due to unexpected popularity, Episodes 9 and 10 of Season 4: The Watchers on the Wall and The Children, will now begin showing on January 29th to allow for more screenings across the US. Tickets will be available starting this Friday, 1/16.
The season four episodes will be digitally re-mastered with the proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) formula to improve the show’s sound and visuals to give audiences an enhanced experience over a regular theater. IMAX not only shows films on some of the largest screens available to audiences, it gives viewers more than just a film to watch, it aims to make viewers feel as if they are in the movie itself. Using exclusive technology coupling both audio and visual, the IMAX Experience offers crystal-clear images with stunning details and audio capabilities that capture the full dynamic range of sound with scary precision, boasting that audiences could hear a pin drop from across the room and know exactly where it fell. Every theater is specifically customized with a patented screen and seating design to ensure the viewers have a visceral experience. Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President of IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment is confident Game of Thrones fans will not be disappointed with the IMAX Experience:
We couldn’t think of a series more fitting than Game of Thrones to be the first presented in IMAX. 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.
Over 150 IMAX theaters across the country are set to feature the episodes however the event is only a week long, lasting from January 23rd until January 29th, 2015. More information on which locations the screenings will be held at along with ticket availability and cost will be available on IMAX.com soon.