UPDATE: On January 14, HBO announced it would be pushing back the IMAX release of “Game of Thrones” one week to January 29 in order to “accommodate unprecedented fan enthusiasm.” Screenings will now run through February 5, starting at 10pm on January 29. The change allows for an expanded roll out to more than 200 IMAX screens nationwide.
If Westeros felt big before, just wait until you see it on IMAX.
That’s the pitch HBO has in mind for fans this month, as the high-rated middle-ages fantasy smash “Game of Thrones” preps for its IMAX debut. The premium cable network announced the last two episodes of Season 4 will screen at more than 150 IMAX venues for one-week exclusive engagements starting
January 23 January 29. The trailer for Season 5 will also make its worldwide debut following the episodes.
“Game of Thrones” will be the first TV series ever screened at IMAX venues.
“IMAX always seeks innovative ways to provide moviegoers a unique and differentiated experience and today’s partnership with HBO and Game of Thrones achieves just that,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond in a statement. “This deal also furthers our efforts to offer exhibitors the opportunity to participate in alternative forms of content in a new and exciting way. As part of our broader strategy, we will continue to look for one-of-a-kind ways to provide consumers with special IMAX experiences.”
Tickets can be purchased in the next few days at the IMAX website. The episodes will be digitally remastered for the complete IMAX visual and audio experience.