More than 200 UK & Irish cinemas will screen the special 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who in 3D at the same time as its TV debut, BBC Worldwide has announced.
216 branches of VUE, Cineworld, Odeon, BFI and Picturehouse cinemas in the UK and Ireland will all show The Day of the Doctor with tickets going on sale this Friday October 25th at 9am.
The 75 minute adventure teams current Doctor Matt Smith with predecessor David Tennant and John Hurt as a mysterious past incarnation of the Time Lord.
It also sees the return of Bille Piper who joins current companion Jenna-Louise Coleman, plus shape-shifting monsters the Zygons and the Doctor’s most infamous foes, the Daleks.
The broadcaster’s commercial arm has also confirmed the special will be shown in 3D at cinemas in the US, Canada, Germany and Russia.
Earlier this month it announced that fans in 75 countries will be able to see the the special at the same time as the UK broadcast on November 23rd – the date of the show’s first ever episode – on TV and in selected cinemas.
Approximately 30 cinemas in Germany will screen the special and up to 50 theatres will debut it in Russia.
In New Zealand and Australia fans will have a choice of 106 cinemas across both countries to view the episode in 3D on the big screen on the 24th November following the simulcast TV broadcast earlier in the morning.
Full details of participating countries and cinema chains, plus specific booking details can be found at www.doctorwho.tv