On January 6, HBO announced that for one anticipated week beginning January 23, the HBO hit Game of Thrones with be shown in select IMAX theaters nationwide.
Two episodes from season four that have been digitally re-mastered to fit the image and sound quality of the immersive IMAX experience will show in more than 150 top IMAX theaters nationwide from January 23 through January 29. The two episodes, which are rumored to be season four’s episodes nine and ten, will be followed by the worldwide debut of a sneak peak trailer for season 5.
Game of Thrones in IMAX will make HBO the first television network to feature its programming in IMAX theaters. “The cinematic brilliance and grand scope of the series is perfect for the IMAX format,” said Pamela Levine, chief marketing officer at HBO. “We are always looking to provide fans with new and exciting ways to experience the show and viewing two key episodes, along with the new trailer, on such an impressive platform makes for a great event.”
Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment said, “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.”
In coming days, fans can log onto www.imax.com for screening information and to purchase tickets. The IMAX website is currently experiencing difficulty due to high traffic volume following the HBO press release.