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The first TV ever to be shown on IMAX is… Game ofThrones

January 6th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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If you think Game of Thrones is epic now, you haven’t seen anything yet…

On January 23, 2015, HBO will release two episodes from season four of Game of Thrones in IMAX and it will be followed by the exclusively created sneak-peek trailer for IMAX of season five.

The episodes themselves will be digitally re-mastered for IMAX and will be screened for one week in ove 150 IMAX screens across the US until January 29. Keep checking for for times, tickets, locations etc.

Pamela Levine, chief marketing officer at HBO, said: “The cinematic brilliance and grand scope of the series is perfect for the IMAX format.

“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.

“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. “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.

Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment added: “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.”

No word yet if the event will happen outside the US but we’ll keep you posted. And curse ourselves for being in Ireland…

Source: Comingsoon

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….