CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events announce the celebration of Emmy® Award-winning actor David Tennant (“Broadchurch,” “Fright Night”) in a two-night special theatrical screening event all for the price of one ticket. See David Tennant on the big screen as the Tenth Doctor in the epic two-part Doctor Who story “Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel” on June 16 at 7:30 p.m. local time with never-before-seen bonus content from Tennant himself. The next night, experience the earth from a bird’s eye view in “Wings 3D” narrated by David Tennant on June 17 at 7:30 p.m. local time in RealD™ 3D.
Tickets for “Doctor Who Cybermen + Wings 3D” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com to the public beginning May 15. The event will be presented in 620 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
In this special theatrical cut of “Doctor Who: Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel,” the TARDIS is trapped on a parallel Earth and Rose discovers her father is still alive. But sinister forces are at work as John Lumic prepares British society for the Ultimate Upgrade reawakening an old enemy. Can the Doctor and Rose save the people from conversion or will they face deletion at the hands of the Cybermen?
These episodes mark the first appearance of the Cybermen in the relaunched series of Doctor Who bringing a brand new look to the Doctor's terrifying adversaries. Doctor Who is BBC AMERICA’s highest rated series and celebrated its 50th Anniversary last year.
Next, from Emmy® Award-nominated director John Downer comes the theatrical event “Wings 3D,” a groundbreaking aerial adventure. This feature-length RealD™ 3D experience was filmed with revolutionary aerial devices and techniques to fly right alongside birds. This breathtaking journey will take viewers across the world's most iconic landscapes to the heart of the greatest animal spectacles on Earth: snow geese dash through Monument Valley and New York City, vultures ascend miles above the earth then dive down to huge wildebeest herds below, scarlet macaws race at breakneck speed through the rainforest. Using unique, state-of-the-art 3D cameras in barely accessible and highly dangerous places, the audience has never before been so close to the drama and beauty of nature until now.
Soumya Sriraman, EVP of Licensing and Home Entertainment for BBC Worldwide North America, says, “Once again we are bringing Doctor Who to theaters to give fans a new way to experience the Tenth Doctor – David Tennant, and we are making it extra special with a two-night theatrical event for Tennant fans across the country. From the finest in science fiction to the best of natural history, there will be something for everyone to enjoy- all on the same ticket.”
“Fans of all types come out in full force to experience the infamous Doctor Who in our cinema events,” said Dan Diamond, senior vice president of Fathom Events. “We’re sure that this special two-night event featuring the incomparable David Tennant will offer them a unique opportunity they won’t want to miss.”
About BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) operating in the U.S. and Canada. The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the UK license payer and invests in public service programming in return for rights. The company operates channels, a production arm, consumer products and a digital business, in addition to handling sales & co-productions. Under these businesses fall two key brands in the U.S. – digital cable channel BBC AMERICA and BBC Worldwide Productions, the production arm responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars.
About AC JV, LLC
Fathom Events is owned by a newly formed entity called AC JV, LLC. Fathom is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Additionally, Fathom events take audiences behind-the-scenes and offer unique extras – creating the ultimate entertainment experience for fans of all ages. Co-owned by the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States, AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom’s live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 750 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.