Back in September the BBC announced the release of the animated version of ‘The Power of the Daleks’ via BBC Store. Now US fans can now watch in cinemas.
BBC America in conjunction with Fathom Events has announced a special one-night-only screening in US cinemas on Monday, November 14th, at 7:00 p.m. local time. The cinema event will also feature exclusive bonus content including interviews with members of the original cast.
This is followed by the premiere on BBC AMERICA on Saturday, November 19th at 8:25pm ET.
Tickets for can be purchased online from Friday, October 14th at 10am ET at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theatre box offices.
Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theatre through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theatre locations visit the Fathom Events website.
“We’re pleased to continue our long-standing and successful partnership with BBC AMERICA to bring more fantasticDoctor Who content to the big screen,” said Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh. “The Whovians are always one of our biggest and most passionate groups of fans at the cinemas.”
About The Power of the Daleks
By 1966 Doctor Who was big news and its return with the scary Daleks and a new Doctor, Patrick Troughton, made the front cover of the Radio Times, then the UK’s only TV listings magazine.
But this classic story featuring one of the Doctor’s most celebrated adventures was sadly lost following an archive purge in 1974 in which the master negatives were destroyed.
This brand new black and white animation has been lovingly created by the team behind the highly successful animation of the lost Dad’s Army episode A Stripe For Frazer. Its has been constructed using audio recordings of the programme and the original cast, surviving photographs and film clips.
The six half-hour episodes feature the regeneration of First Doctor William Hartnell into Second Doctor Patrick Troughton. Along with companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) as they do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.
Character design comes from acclaimed comic book artists Martin Geraghty (Doctor Who Magazine) and Adrian Salmon (Big Finish).