‘Game of Thrones’ IMAX Screening Delayed, 50 Additional Theaters Added
HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ somehow managed to up its epic scale even further with IMAX screenings to debut the season 5 trailer, but it seems the January 23 screening has officially been de-throned. In a good news-bad news move, the screenings have been pushed back to a later premiere date, adding 50 additional theaters around the country in the process.
Originally scheduled for January 23, HBO has pushed back the IMAX screenings of ‘Game of Thrones’ season 4 installments “Watchers on the Wall” and “The Children” to January 30, also announcing that tickets will go on sale January 16. The two-hour presentation will also bring with it the exclusive premiere of a ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 trailer, as opposed to the bits and pieces released to the public thus far.
Screenings will take place over one week in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York, San Antonio, Seattle, Toronto, Washington, D.C. and others across 200 theaters, upped from the original 150.
As for ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 (already renewed for 6, with the cast signed through 7), we know of multiple returning, confirmed absent, and new characters cast, including those that confirm we’ll be visiting the oft-mentioned kingdom of Dorne, for which Spain will double. The story will draw heavily from George R.R. Martin’s fourth and fifth novels, ‘A Feast for Crows’ and ‘A Dance with Dragons,’ while HBO has also provided a list of directors, as well as insight into which literary stories may not make the transition to film.
We’ll also have a preview featurette to follow in February, but what say you? Will you check out ‘Game of Thrones’ in IMAX on January 30, if only to see the season 5 trailer? Give us your predictions for the April 12 premiere of ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 in the comments!