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July 31st, 2014 29 comments

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Leicester Square Series 8 Exclusive Cinema Event


As part of BBC Worldwide’s global event celebrations to mark Peter Capaldi’s debut series of Doctor Who, UK fans will have the opportunity to see the first episode of Series 8 in cinemas in the UK and Ireland, as well as on BBC One, on 23rd August 2014.

To celebrate the launch of series 8, an exclusive cinema event will take place at London’s Odeon, Leicester Square on August 23rd with some very special guests in attendance. This one-off event will feature a ‘never seen before’ 5 minute video from an upcoming Doctor Who DVD release and a special 10 minute behind-the-scenes of episode 1 feature*, followed by a Q&A with the guest stars that will be streamed LIVE into participating Cinemas across the UK and Ireland.

A limited number of tickets for the Leicester Square Cinema Event will be available to the public and can be purchased from, on Friday 1st August at 10am. Cinema tickets for other participating cinemas will go on sale Friday 1st August from 11am. More information regarding cinemas screening the episode and showing the live stream of the Q&A from the Leicester Square Cinema Event will be made available from

This year’s screenings follow the huge success of the global cinema screenings for the show’s record-breaking 50th anniversary episode – The Day of the Doctor – in November 2013. In addition to the episode being simulcast on TV in 98 territories, fans were also able to enjoy the episode on the big screen in over 1500 cinemas around the world.

Stephen Davies, Director for Live Events, said “Following the tremendous success of the 50th anniversary screenings, this is another wonderful opportunities for fans to get together to celebrate another major milestone and enjoy the amazing opening episode of the Peter Capaldi era on the big screen”.



  • MoonbaseGravitron

    January 22nd, 2015 - 6:40am

    I’m going to this. I went to Doctor Who Live and it was absolutely amazing.

    • MoonbaseGravitron

      January 22nd, 2015 - 7:00am

      Sorry wrong conversation

  • TC200

    August 8th, 2014 - 11:21am

    i was there

  • dan23uk

    August 5th, 2014 - 10:51pm

    So thay will get to see things that we won’t on tv.

    • Doctor Simeon

      August 7th, 2014 - 5:42am

      No doubt they’ll be available online at a later date.

  • Ethandwfan1

    August 5th, 2014 - 9:31pm

    Booked my tickets but my cinema says it’s running time is 2hrs 30mins why is that

    • booboo

      August 6th, 2014 - 9:46am

      Adverts trailers and intermissions between them no doubt

    • Mrewanwatson

      August 7th, 2014 - 10:08am

      Capaldi Q and A?

  • Ethandwfan1

    August 5th, 2014 - 12:33am

    The world does change and the writers may decide to do something even more special like make a movie


    August 4th, 2014 - 3:05pm

    Unbelievable it’s been exactly 1 year ago today that Peter Capaldi was announced by Zoe Ball as the new 12th Doctor on ‘Doctor Who Live : The Next Doctor’.

    Oh how times flies, and right now, just 19 days to GO !! 😀

  • Just a random guy passing by

    August 2nd, 2014 - 4:24pm

    Only in UK and Ireland? Not somewhere else?

  • the astronaut of death

    August 1st, 2014 - 9:34pm

    According to vue the episode goes on for 133 minuits

  • CyberGuy500

    August 1st, 2014 - 9:25pm

    Just booked my tickets to see it in Liverpool.

  • Adam is cool

    August 1st, 2014 - 1:27pm

    Yes I got tickets !!!!!!! So excited booboo are you going ?

    • booboo

      August 1st, 2014 - 1:28pm


    • Adam is cool

      August 1st, 2014 - 1:36pm

      Oh did you try to get tickets ?

    • booboo

      August 1st, 2014 - 1:37pm

      not this time

    • Adam is cool

      August 1st, 2014 - 1:38pm

      Anyone else going ?

    • TheDoctor44

      August 7th, 2014 - 8:55am

      i’m going, can’t wait!

  • drjakeyoung

    August 1st, 2014 - 12:23pm

    This should be cool. Luckily my local cinema is showing all this and cause i didn’t see DOTD on the big screen i may as well see this.

  • the astronaut of death

    July 31st, 2014 - 5:50pm

    mabey this dvd trailer is underwater menice

    • gordon

      August 1st, 2014 - 11:04am

      Nah more likely for the 50th aniversary set or series 8 box set. Just cant see it being anything to do with underwater menace.

    • drjakeyoung

      August 1st, 2014 - 12:24pm

      What DVD trailer?

    • thedaleksdeath

      August 2nd, 2014 - 5:25am

      “This one-off event will feature a ‘never seen before’ 5 minute video from an upcoming Doctor Who DVD release” Hopefully “The UNderwater Menace” or some missing episodes as Fraiser was hinting it on his twitter account.

    • gordon

      August 3rd, 2014 - 11:59am

      From what i gather its just a prequel that will appear on the series 8 dvd set. Don’t think it will be anything missing related. According to Fraser hines agent the good news he has hinted is not doctor who related.

  • Doyouhearthem?

    July 31st, 2014 - 4:56pm

    This must be a really special episode…


    July 31st, 2014 - 4:47pm

    Bet Tom, Peter, Colin, Sylvester, Paul, Chistopher, David and Matt are jealous of Peter Capaldi for getting his debut episode broadcast on TV and Cinema while there debuts was only shown on TV.

    Peter Capaldi you lucky Scotsman 😀

    • Doctor Stu

      July 31st, 2014 - 5:04pm

      Well I suppose after the 50th was shown in the cinemas this gives doctor who more opportunities to be shown on the big screen….I really hope this doesn’t lead to a doctor who movie :mrgreen: the only movie I think would work for doctor who would be a movie set in the time war as it guarantees lots of explosions death and action


      July 31st, 2014 - 5:23pm

      Day of the Doctor was pretty much a movie about the Time War if you skip the whole Zygon part of the story.

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