10:17am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Walking Dead' Season 8 Finale and 'Fear' Crossover to Air in Theaters
AMC is going big with The Walking Dead season eight finale and fourth-season premiere of spinoff Fear the Walking Dead — aka the franchise's first-ever crossover.
In a partnership with Fathom Events, both episodes will screen in 750 theaters nationwide April 15, the same night both episodes air on AMC. The theaters will unspool the episodes back to back and commercial free, as well as feature exclusive bonus content (which will be announced in the coming weeks).
Tickets for the one-night-only "Survival Sunday" will go on sale March 16. Members of TWD Fan Rewards Club can purchase tickets starting March 15. The screenings will begin at 5:30 p.m. Pacific/8:30 p.m. Eastern.
"Sunday, April 15, marks an epic and highly anticipated moment for these series, as worlds collide when Morgan (Lennie James) crosses over from The Walking Dead and into the new world of Fear,” said Theresa Beyer, senior vp brand activation at AMC. “We are thrilled to be working with our terrific partners at Fathom to provide fans from across the country the opportunity to experience this crossover moment in such a special way and among other members of one of television’s most passionate fan communities.”
Following the season eight finale of the flagship series, James will move over full time to Fear as a series regular as the spinoff undergoes a massive makeover.
For details on and tickets to the theatrical screenings, click here.