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‘Game of Thrones’ IMAX Screenings Pushed Back to Accommodate More Theaters

The last two episodes of Season 4 of the HBO series will now be shown in upwards of 200 IMAX theaters

“Game of Thrones” will be seen on at least 50 more IMAX theater screens later this month, thanks to what IMAX Corporation and HBO described as high levels of consumer demand.

The expanded roll-out for the first TV series ever to be screened in IMAX is causing the theater chain to push engagements back by one week.

The last two episodes from Season 4, followed by an exclusive preview of Season 5, will now launch on Jan. 29 beginning at 10 p.m. and extend through Feb. 5, instead of the Jan. 23 date announced last week.

IMAX was originally planning to play the digitally re-mastered episodes of the hit HBO fantasy series in 150 theaters, and said on Wednesday the one-week engagement will be available in upwards of 200 IMAX theaters.

Tickets go on sale on Jan. 16 for screenings at venues in confirmed cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, San Antonio, Seattle, Toronto, Washington, D.C. and New York.

“Game of Thrones,” which is based on a series of novels written by author George R.R. Martin, will return to HBO on April 12.