50th anniversary special to be screened in cinemas

February 11th, 2013
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

The 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who will be screened in cinemas, it has been announced!

The BBC revealed today that the special episode marking the Doctor’s historic milestone will be broadcast on the BBC in blockbuster 3D. The Guardian has more in-depth quotes of BBC Drama’s Ben Stephenson verifying fans will also get to experience the action on the big screen. “We will be doing it on cinema screens as well,” he explained. “We’re working out the logistics of that at the moment.”

He reaffirmed that producers won’t lose sight of the show’s presence on TV amongst the cinematic scope of the festivities. “The main BBC experience will remain absolute value for money,” he said. He’s recently teased the anniversary will “take over television”.

A documentary charting the show’s origins is being filmed for broadcast on BBC Two.

Share your 50th anniversary hopes and dreams in our dedicated discussion…

7 comments on this article
  1. Dr. Donuticus
    April 2nd, 2013 at 5.06pm | #1

    Does this mean it will be extra long?!?!?!?

  2. Jorie
    May 21st, 2013 at 6.15pm | #2

    Will the cinematic screening also be in Canada & available in regular 2D for those of us who get 3 day migraines from 3D cinema?

  3. Christy
    September 9th, 2013 at 8.37pm | #3

    “The main BBC experience will remain absolute value for money,”

    What does that mean?

  4. Freddy Jones
    September 9th, 2013 at 9.21pm | #4

    I suppose they mean they’ll try their absolute hardest not to plaster “YOU ARE WATCHING DOCTOR WHO NEXT UP IS GRAHAM NORTON” all over the screen and have some waste of tax-payer money shouting the exact same thing over the closing credits.

  5. Christy
    September 12th, 2013 at 1.07pm | #5

    @Freddy Jones
    Ok, I see. I have never heard anyone use that phrase before. Thanks for the clarification!

  6. Evan
    September 16th, 2013 at 10.34pm | #6

    I do hope it’s available in Canada. After all, the 1996 movie was.

  7. Clara Evans
    September 17th, 2013 at 12.57am | #7

    I hope it is available in Australia, most doctor who things don’t come to Australia, Wish the Promos would *sighs*

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