Sky Atlantic, The Sunday Times and Picturehouse Entertainment have got together to simulcast the eagerly anticipated first episode of Game of Thrones at Exeter Picturehouse, Season 5 in line with HBO’s US premiere.
The HBS US premiere takes place on Sunday, April 12 at 2am, which means a late night for UK fans, with the simulcast taking place on Monday, April 13 at 2am.
The deal, brokered by Jeremy Mascarenhas from Stretch Communications, will team Sky Atlantic, The Sunday Times together with Picturehouse Entertainment, to create special event screenings in 10 cinemas across the UK including Exeter Picturehouse.
Members of The Sunday Times can apply for tickets via the Times+ website.
‘Picturehouse Entertainment are proud to be bringing the Game of Thrones phenomenon to cinemas, we’re thrilled that fans across the UK will be able to experience the excitement and magic of the new season on the big screen,’ said Marc Allenby, director of distribution at Picturehouse Entertainment
The Game of Thrones event will include the final episode of Season 4, plus Sky Atlantic’s Game of Thrones: Greatest Moments countdown show before the first episode of Season 5 which will start at 2am GMT.
Based on the bestselling book series by George RR Martin, Game of Thrones is an epic drama set in the world of Westeros, where ambitious men and women of both honour and ill-repute live in a land whose summers and winters can last years.
Members of the ensemble cast for the fourth season included Emmy and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. Executive producers, David Benioff, DB Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George RR Martin.
Game of Thrones, Season 5, episode 1 will premiere on Sky Atlantic on Monday, April 13 at 9pm.
(from a press release)