Village Cinemas and BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand are delighted to announce that the first episode of Doctor Who Series 8 – Peter Capaldi’s debut season in the iconic role – will be screened in cinemas at selected Village Cinemas throughout Victoria and Tasmania on August 24.
This year’s screenings follow the success of BBC Worldwide’s global cinema release of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor which was screened in over1500 cinemas around the world, allowing fans to come together to watch the show like never before.
Doctor Who makes a spectacular return to the big screen in the feature-length premiere episode of Series 8; Deep Breath. Directed by acclaimed Director Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, A Field in England) and written by Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat, the beginning of the Twelfth Doctor’s era stars Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald and sees the return of fan favourites The Paternoster Gang – Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart) and Strax (Dan Starkey) – in a pulse-racing adventure through Victorian London.
Steven Moffat comments, "Last November the Doctor didn't just conquer the world on television, he did it in the cinemas too. And like the show-off he is, he can't resist another go – one taste of the silver screen is never enough.”