Director’s cut of ‘Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks’ premieres in NEPA theaters on June 11
From a press release:
BBC Studios and Fathom Events are partnering to present the 90-minute director’s cut of the hugely popular classic “Doctor Who” adventure “Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks” in select movie theaters for a special one-night-only event on Monday, June 11 at 7 p.m.
An exclusive interview with the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker, will follow this new version never-before-seen in North America. Following the cinema event, the complete Season 12 of “Doctor Who” comes to Blu-ray on Tuesday, June 19, featuring fan favorite Doctor Tom Baker.
Tickets for the “Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks” can be purchased online by visiting fathomevents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the United States will be able to enjoy the event in more than 750 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network, including Cinemark 20 (40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic), Regal Dickson City Stadium 14 & IMAX (3909 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City), and Cinemark Stroud Mall (160 Stroud Mall, Stroudsburg).
The Fourth Doctor and his companions Sarah Jane Smith and Harry Sullivan are transported thousands of years into the past to the ancient planet Skaro, where they are given a mission from the Time Lords to prevent the evil scientist Davros from introducing to the universe the most destructive race of killing machines ever created – the Daleks.
“We are excited to work with our longstanding partners at BBC Studios to bring our 17th joint cinema event, ‘Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks,’ to movie theaters across the U.S. and for fans to see Tom Baker on the big screen,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “Our ‘Doctor Who’ events are always a great opportunity for Whovians to gather at the cinema and experience their favorite content together.”
“We continuously strive to provide special moments for ‘Doctor Who’ fans, and we think this is a really fun and unique opportunity to see the popular Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker, in ‘Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks’ while surrounded by other Whovians in a theater setting,” stated Julie Dill, VP of Franchise Marketing, Creative, and Partnerships at BBC Studios – Americas.
BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programs are internationally recognized across a broad range of genres and specialties. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including six production bases in the U.K., and a further seven wholly-owned and production partnerships internationally. The company, which makes over 2,500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the U.K.’s independent sector.
In the Americas, BBC Studios’ production unit in Los Angeles is responsible for ratings juggernaut “Dancing with the Stars,” critically-acclaimed “The Night Of,” and award-winning “Life Below Zero,” while local productions “Dancing Brasil” and “Bake Off Brasil” are breakout hits made in Brazil. The company manages joint venture relationships with AMC Networks for flagship channel BBC America in the U.S. – home of global brands “Planet Earth II,” “Blue Planet II,” “Doctor Who,” and “Top Gear” – and with ITV for SVoD service BritBox (U.S./Canada), as well as strategic partnerships in Canada with Blue Ant Media for BBC Earth Channel, Corus for BBC Canada, and Knowledge Network for BBC Kids.
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top designated market areas and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events, such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera; dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live; sporting events like Copa America Centenario; concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush, and Mötley Crüe; the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series; and inspirational events.
Fathom Events also takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras, including audience Q&As, backstage footage, and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 917 locations and 1,440 screens in 181 DMAs.