Imax Delays 'Game of Thrones' Launch to Jan. 29 For Bigger Theater Roll-Out
The move will allow the HBO series' season five trailer to screen in around 200 theaters.
Imax and HBO are delaying by one week the big screen treatment for Game of Thrones to bump up the number of theaters for the roll-out.
The final two episodes from season four of Game of Thrones will now debut on Thursday, Jan. 29, followed by the worldwide debut of the series' season five sneak-peek preview created exclusively for Imax. The first-ever screening of a TV show in the Imax format will then extend through Feb. 5 in nearly 200 giant screen theaters, up from initial plans for a 150 theater roll-out.
Imax cited an "extraordinary consumer response" for the move from January 23. Tickets for the Game of Thrones screenings will go on sale on Jan. 16, with Imax theaters in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York, San Antonio, Seattle, Toronto and Washington, D.C. already confirmed.
Season five of Game of Thrones will debut on April 12 on HBO.