Over the past few months, BBC Home Entertainment, Aint it Cool News, and the Alamo Drafthouse have been bringing you some very, very cool theatrical screenings of recently restored classic DOCTOR WHO episodes like The Three Doctors, The Daemons, and Dragonfire.
We're now tremendously excited to announce the next few screenings in our series, all featuring newly restored versions of classic episodes, all occurring on the last Saturday of each month, and all happening at the lovely new Alamo Drafthouse on Slaughter Lane in Southwest Austin.
SATURDAY JUNE 30 - Resurrection of the Daleks
The TARDIS is dragged down a time corridor, forcing the Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison), Tegan (Janet Fielding) and Turlough (Mark Strickson) to materialize in a disused part of London in 1984. The corridor links Earth with a battle cruiser in the future that contains the Doctor’s oldest enemy – the Daleks. Having lost the war with the Movellans, only one person can now help the evil race. With shocking consequences for the Doctor, it is time for the Daleks to resurrect their creator Davros (Terry Malloy)
The screening itself is FREE and General Admission, which means first come, first seated. HOWEVER, RSVP Meal Vouchers are available which either 1) guarantee you admittance to the screening, or 2) guarantee you a reserved seat in the theater depending on which option you purchase. The price of these RSVP vouchers is applied towards the cost of whatever meal or concessions you enjoy at the screening.
Resurrection of the Daleks vouchers are now available HERE.
SATURDAY JULY 28 - Death to the Daleks
This Pertwee-era DOCTOR WHO adventure is described thusly by BBC Home Entertainment...
A power failure in the TARDIS draws it off course, and the Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) and Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) end up stranded on the bleak planet of Exxilon. They soon meet members of an Earth expedition in a similar situation. The humans are searching for a rare mineral, but first they must find out what is draining their power and avoid what’s inside another grounded spaceship – one of the Doctor’s oldest enemies, the Daleks
Like our previous screenings, admittance to Death of the Daleks is FREE and General Admission, which means first come, first seated. HOWEVER, RSVP Meal Vouchers are available which either 1) guarantee you admittance to the screening, or 2) guarantee your a reserved seat in the theater depending on which option you purchase. The price of these RSVP vouchers is applied towards the cost of whatever meal or concessions you enjoy at the screening.
Death to the Daleks vouchers are now available HERE.
SATURDAY AUGUST 25 - Spearhead from Space
In John Pertwee's initial adventure as the third Doctor...
The Time Lords have banished the newly regenerated Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) to Earth. But he isn’t the only alien to have arrived, as a swarm of meteorites have crashed into the sleepy English countryside, bringing with them a terrible new threat to mankind: the Nestene consciousness, a disembodied alien intelligence with an affinity for plastic. The Doctor and his newly appointed scientific advisor, Liz Shaw (Caroline John), join UNIT in a race against time to stop humanity from being replaced by a terrifying plastic facsimile race.
Like our previous screenings, admittance to Spearhead From Space is FREE and General Admission, which means first come, first seated. HOWEVER, RSVP Meal Vouchers are available which either 1) guarantee you admittance to the screening, or 2) guarantee your a reserved seat in the theater depending on which option you purchase. The price of these RSVP vouchers is applied towards the cost of whatever meal or concessions you enjoy at the screening.
We'll re-announce this screening and provide appropriate linkage as soon as vouchers become available.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29 - information forthcoming
[[[ NOTE: as previous screenings have SOLD OUT, purchasing meal vouchers (thus guaranteeing your admittance to the screening) via the links above - and far in advance - is strongly recommended. ]]]
INDIANAPOLIS AND NEW YORK CITY - THE DOCTOR IS IN!!
I am thrilled beyond measure that classic DOCTOR WHO screenings will now be happening in other regions of the U.S. as well! These screenings are NOT directly connected to Aint It Cool News, per se, but our highly successful pilot efforts here in Austin have evidently paved the way and opened doors for others to partake of classic WHOvian greatness on the big screen in their fine cities - which truly makes me very happy.
The WHO North America group has partnered with BBC Home Entertainment to bring these same episodes to fans in Indianapolis. Per their message boards (located HERE)...
We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with BBC Home Entertainment and Tilt Studio to bring a classic Doctor Who monthly screening series and get together for all Doctor Who fans in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Each month we will screen a digitally remastered classic Doctor Who story that is available on DVD from BBC Home Entertainment. The first meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 30 from 2 - 5 pm in Indianapolis at the Tilt Arcade & Theatre located on the 4th Floor of the Circle Centre Mall.
The awesome Paley Center for Media in New York City is also joining in the fun, their schedule can be found HERE.
Indianapolis, New York City, and Austin will all be screening the same episodes on the same day, at roughly the same time of day! A rather amazing development as far as I'm concerned, and a trend which I hope both continues and evolves for a very long time to come.
If you are a part of, or know of, a sizable contingent of DOCTOR WHO fans in your next of the woods...and think they might feasbily be interested in screenings of this nature...DROP ME A LINE and I'll be sure your message gets to the proper folks at BBC Home Entertainment.
More to come....
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