The hit HBO series, Game of Thrones, is heading to a much bigger screen for a limited time only.
According to the New York Times, the hit television series is going to be shown in IMAX theaters for one week later this month.
The final two episodes from Season Four and the new trailer for the highly-anticipated fifth season have been digitally remastered and will be shown on IMAX screens in 150 U.S. theaters from January 23 to 29.
— IMAX (@IMAX) January 6, 2015
HBO will make history with this move to the big screen since Game of Thrones will be the first television series ever to be shown in IMAX. In an official statement, Pamela Levine (HBO’s chief marketing officer) confirmed the news on Monday.
“The cinematic brilliance and grand scope of [Game of Thrones] is perfect for the IMAX format. We are always looking to provide fans with new and exciting ways to experience the show and viewing two key episodes, along with the new trailer, on such an impressive platform makes for a great event.”
Further information about ticket sales and screening locations will reportedly become available in the near future on the official IMAX website.
Why yes I’ll pony up some cash to watch Game of Thrones on iMax (and catch the new trailer) http://t.co/14SUeBgpBF
— Daniel Strauss (@DanielStrauss4) January 6, 2015
To say that Game of Thrones has a been a major hit for HBO would be a major understatement.
Last year, Game of Thrones was nominated for 19 different Emmy awards. The fourth season of the fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin’s novels was recognized as the most-watched HBO drama of all time.
Even though Game of Thrones will be the first series featured on IMAX screens, it is not the only popular HBO series that will be making a big-screen appearance this year.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a film adaptation of the hit HBO series Entourage will be released in theaters on June 5. The first official trailer for the Mark Wahlberg-produced movie was released online in December.
— Showcase Cinemas (@ShowcaseCinemas) January 5, 2015
What do you think? Are you excited about Game of Thrones coming to IMAX theaters? Or, do you think that it is a bad move for HBO?
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