For some reason that I am sure HBO thought was warranted, the network has announced that the popular series will be heading to IMAX theaters later this month. Sort of. Theaters will show the final two episodes of season four and an exclusive trailer for season five.
This is the first time in history that a television show will be shown like this in IMAX. If you choose to experience it, you can relive the Battle of Castle Black as well as the Emmy-nominated season four finale, “The Children.”
Greg Foster, senior executive vice president of IMAX Corp says,
“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 [showrunners] 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 theater setting joined by other fans of the series.”
The IMAX showings will run in 150 theaters for one week beginning Jan. 23. We currently have no premiere date for season five of “Game of Thrones” but typically it has premiered either the last week of March or the first week of April.