Twice Upon A Time Is Heading To Cinemas

Celebrate the end of an era for both Peter Capaldi’s Doctor and Steven Moffat’s time as showrunner by seeing this year’s Christmas special on the big screen.

The epic finale to the Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who, Twice Upon a Time, is coming to cinemas for one night only, featuring the return of Pearl Mackie and special guests Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and David Bradley (Broadchurch), who’ll be reprising his role as the First Doctor from An Adventure in Space and Time.

And like previous screenings, the event will also feature two special bonus pieces, taking you behind the scenes to the filming of this very special Christmas Special and celebrating the tenures of Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Steven Moffat as showrunner and lead writer.

The screenings will take place on December 27th at 19:00 local time and fans are encouraged to cosplay as their favourite Doctor Who characters too!

Tickets for Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time will go on sale on October 20 (but you can register your interest now and get notifications when they go on sale) via Fathom Events.

  • Liam

    I regret not seeing the Day of the Doctor in the cinemas, I am very interested in this.

    • bar

      The difference is that DotD was screened at the same time as on telly; this is two days later. The buzz can’t possibly be the same, though I guess the BBC believe no-one’s going to go out to the cinema on Christmas Day itself. It might depend on what advance publicity comes out, whether there is a build-up. Does 2 regenerations and the first female Doctor have the same pull as the 50th? I doubt it. 50th was a celebration, losing Capaldi is more like mourning. Sorry; i seem to be in an unusually negative mood this morning! Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible 🙂

      • Liam

        If I do end up going, then I wouldn’t watch it on Christmas Day.
        It’s the chance to see DW on the big screen that I would be excited for, not necessarily because the ep is an event.

        • bar

          I enjoyed DOTD big screen, cosplaying with friends. As only people who love it will be there, you’ll have a wonderful time 🙂 I hope you manage to avoid spoilers and gossip for two days.

          • The Lazy Womble

            I watched Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD in the cinema. Does that count? It was in 1966.

          • bar

            As long as you weren’t cosplaying one of the robomen. Black pvc and whips might have been – er – misinterpretted.

          • Simon Danes

            You mean I’ve got to get changed now?

          • The Lazy Womble

            I am old but not that old. I was 4!

      • Planet of the Deaf

        Watching DOTD in the cinema was great. The 3D bits made it feel “special” too, as was the “cinematic” feel. I also watched Deep Breath in the cinema, again that was shown at the same time as on TV

        I can’t see the attraction of watching a “Christmas Special” in the cinema 2 days later…after all, Matt’s regeneration story TOTD wasn’t shown on the big sceeen

      • The Lazy Womble

        I think it’s a good thing to show it two days later. Give people the chance to decide whether they want to bother with seeing it again.

        • Bob James

          There is that availability in the States to anyone who subscribes to a service that includes BBC America. One has the option of watching it “on demand” for no additional cost within a day of its initial airing. It might gain steam just for the added big screen aspect.

      • Bob James

        I’d rather attend the Irish wake alone.

        • Jack Ashcraft

          I’d bet it will be used as yet another way to manufacture excitement over their social agenda in DW where very little exists. If I refuse to watch the oncoming disaster of series 11, I sure as heck won’t spend money to watch them introduce their disaster.