Peter Capaldi’s ‘Doctor Who’ Season Debut Gets Theatrical Run

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From Left, Jenna Coleman and Peter Capaldi in Season 8 premiere episode. (BBC America)

The season premiere will be shown in more than 550 theaters across the U.S.

Peter Capaldi is getting the big-screen treatment for his season debut as the 12th Doctor.

BBC America has set a theatrical run in partnership with Fathom Events, which would place the premiere episode in more than 550 locations.

It will start with a limited release on Saturday, Aug. 23 at midnight — the same night it debuts on television at 8 p.m. ET — in 12 cities. More information on how to attend this release will be announced on August 5 at www.FathomEvents.com.

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Then on Monday, Aug. 25, the premiere, titled “Deap Breath,” can be viewed in more than 550 movie theaters across the U.S. Fans can buy tickets at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.

Additionally, BBC America plans an extensive lineup of on-air programming leading up to the debut, including:

— “Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion” on Saturday, Aug. 16, 9 p.m. ET
— “The Real History of Science Fiction” on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 10 p.m. ET
— “Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord” on Monday, Aug. 18, 10 p.m. ET.
— “The Doctor Who Takeover Week” marathon will kick off Monday, Aug. 18 at 8 a.m. ET.

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Also, starting August 6, BBCAmerica.com will give fans a chance to vote for their favorite “Doctor Who” episodes; the top selections from the poll will run on a BBC America marathon on Sunday, Aug. 24.