Doctor Who Christmas Special 'Return of Doctor Mysterio' will screen theatrically in December

On Tuesday, December 27 and Thursday, December 29, BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events will screen the Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, in select U.S. theatres around the country. Screenings will take place at 7pm local time on both days. Along with the 60-minute special, there will be two bonus features, showing behind-the-scenes details, featuring interviews by Peter Capaldi, Matt Lucas, and Steven Moffat.

Los Angeles area theatres that will screen the film include:

  • Long Beach Stadium 26 in Long Beach
  • Cinemark 18 and XD Los Angeles in Los Angeles
  • Norwalk 20 in Norwalk
  • Alhambra Renaissance 14 in Alhambra
  • Rolling Hills 20 in Torrance
  • Citywalk 19 with IMAX in Universal City

Tickets go on sale November 18. The Fathom listing for the event is here.

Get more info from the press release below:

The New Doctor Who Christmas Special, 'The Return of Doctor Mysterio,' in Cinemas for Two Nights Only December 27 & 29

Event to Feature Exclusive Bonus Content: A New Kind of Superhero & Doctor Who Extra

DENVER – November 16, 2016 – BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events announce their last theatrical event of 2016, the Doctor Who Christmas Special, "The Return of Doctor Mysterio," in movie theaters nationwide for two nights only on Tuesday, December 27 and Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. local time both days.

The event will include the full 60-minute special plus two exclusive bonus features, A New Kind of Superhero, giving a special inside look at Doctor Who's concept of a modern superhero, and a special Christmas Doctor Who Extra, showing the making of this year's special, with appearances by stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, and showrunner and executive producer Steven Moffat.

Tickets for the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special can be purchased online beginning Friday, November 18, 2016 by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. The event is expected to show in nearly 400 movie theaters through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Join the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, as he teams up with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, The Player), and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat. Written by Steven Moffat, the special starsJustin Chatwin (Orphan Black, Shameless) as Grant, along with Matt Lucas (Alice in Wonderland, Bridesmaids), Adetomiwa Edun (Lucifer, Bates Motel), Aleksandar Jovanovic and Logan Hoffman.

"'The Return of Doctor Mysterio' will be an excellent way for fans to celebrate the holidays in true Whovian style," said Soumya Sriraman, EVP, Franchise and Digital Enterprises, BBC Worldwide North America.

"Doctor Who fans are one of our most dedicated audiences, and we expect they will show up in full force for this holiday special," said Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh. "There's no better way to enjoy this content than on the big screen and among fellow fans."

The Doctor Who Christmas Special will air on BBC AMERICA on Christmas Day. It is executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett, and directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark). It was shot in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios.Doctor Who is produced by BBC Studios Wales.

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