London cinema to screen all seven seasons of ‘Game of Thrones’ back-to-back!

"All seven seasons in a row??"

“All seven seasons in a row?? If only I weren’t on a ship somewhere near Dragonstone…”

Pardon the over-used expression, but…a marathon is coming. To one London movie theater, anyway.

The Prince Charles Cinema will screen all seven seasons ofย Game of Thrones back-to-back (to-back-to-back, etc.) beginning on November 27 and continuing without stopping until November 30. When they say marathon, they mean it!

The event is sponsored by HBO, who also has partnered with a London-based pizza chain, MOD Pizza, to provide sustenance during the Long Winter binge. Bathroom breaks are at your own risk, though.

Tickets for the event are free, although space is limited and registration is recommended. Registrations can be made via the Prince Charles Cinema’s Facebook page. It may be bittersweet to re-live the whole series again when Season 8 is reportedly so far away, but at least it’s something to kill time while we wait.

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    1. Seems like more of a publicity stunt to me… The sort of thing that people would do to get into the Guinness Book of Records!

      Although I love watching reruns of the series, no way could I stay awake for that length of time. I checked out FB and see there is roughly an hours break between each season. So probably enough time to have something to eat or use the toilet. Some of comments posted on FB are quite funny – “Think I’ll take two chickens!” ๐Ÿ˜€

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    2. I would SO be in to this… unfortunately I have a job and home life and I probably would be missed. Let’s hope it comes to some crazy US theatre this summer!

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    3. โ€œThe event is sponsored by HBO, who also has partnered with a London-based pizza chain, MOD Pizza, to provide sustenance during the Long Winter binge….โ€
      โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”

      HBO shouldโ€™ve partnered with Starbucks, or a pharmaceutical manufacturer, for this 67-hour non-stop marathon.

      Whoโ€™s going to be able to stay awake for at least two sleepless nights without massive doses of caffeine or other chemical assistance?

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    4. Black Raven,
      Not quite as gimmicky as it might first appear, BR. They do a lot of themed stuff and events at the Prince Charles, like showing all the Alien films together, or sing along with the Sound of Music, which was awesome! As it’s free and fairly local I’ve put myself down for a ticket. Wouldn’t manage the lot though, I’d only pop in and out for the highlights. An unsullied colleague just watched all 67 episodes in 10 days flat (including going to work). He’s young and loves pizza, especially if it’s free. I reckon he could handle the whole thing in one go so I’m gonna spread the word.

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    5. I’d be interested in viewing concatenated seasons of GoT that had one title sequence followed by the content (including deleted scenes) then the credits at the end of the last episode.

      I agree that hygiene, intake and excretory maintenance would be an issue though.

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    6. Lucky Londoners. Sigh, I’d be happy to see just Season 7 on a big screen, or just the last two episodes. I’d love to see un-Viserion making short work of the Wall, and Jon and Dany getting to know each other better, with Tyrion glaring in the hallway outside their door. Any chance of that happening in the States again like a few years ago?

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    7. Ten Bears:
      โ€œThe event is sponsored by HBO, who also has partnered with a London-based pizza chain, MOD Pizza, to provide sustenance during the Long Winter bingeโ€ฆ.โ€
      โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”

      HBO shouldโ€™ve partnered with Starbucks, or a pharmaceutical manufacturer, for this 67-hour non-stop marathon.

      Whoโ€™s going to be able to stay awake for at least two sleepless nights without massive doses of caffeine or other chemical assistance?

      Yeah, my thoughts also. Perhaps like the good old days I recall at the movies with the ice cream lady with her tray standing near the front during intermissions, they could have someone selling Speed (amphetamines) to keep the audience awake ๐Ÿ˜€

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    8. Lulus Mum,

      Fine on that LM. Will be interesting to hear how it went for you. I may have been able to do a non-stop 3 day stint like that (and living off pizza) 40 years ago, but not these days!

      I feel sorry for the staff who have to clean the toilets over that period. Not a pleasant task ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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    9. IMO this would be better if it was 7 seasons over 7 days. One season per day. Perhaps IMAX style. You could either buy tickets for the whole 7 days or a 1-day ticket for a particular season.

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    10. Black Raven,
      I seem to be on a waiting list so we’ll see how it pans out; it’s not super clear when you apply exactly what’s what. All nighters are deffo a thing of the long distant past for me too, although not sure I could ever have managed three days in one room. Been to loads of festivals, but you get to wander off/have a nap/do other things. Do you think it would be rude to snore during the quiet bits? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I’m sure the venue staff will be ok, it’s literally in the middle of London – just off Leicester Square for those who know the area – and there are loads of places near by to nip out to. Also, it’s illegal to smoke in public buildings here so there will be a steady stream of people going outside to get their nicotine fix.

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    11. Watching the whole 6 series myself,an hour per night, ready for series 7 on 11th December and tonight it’s Hardhome, can’t wait, WOW I would love to watch on a big screen.

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    12. Why would anyone sit for 3 days in a packed movie theatre on seats that are barely comfortable enough for a 2 hr movie, with approx. 100 people that can’t turn off their phones or stop talking, smelling the myriad of unpleasant odors emanating from unwashed human bodies, eating pizza?

      I can do the same thing without all of that in my own home on my 75″ TV and pausing the show long enough for bathroom breaks or even sleep; relaxed in my overstuffed recliner, eating what I want without the unpleasant smelly strangers surrounding me yelling at something up on the screen.

      At ten ft away, a bigscreen TV is just as large as a theatre screen from the back row, maybe more so and definitely more enjoyable.

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    13. Lulus Mum,

      I just checked out the location of the Prince Charles Cinema on Google Street View and see its in Lisle St. Incredible thinking back that I used to cycle up there in the 1960’s when in lived in SE London to buy stuff from the radio surplus shops that were once there – No way could I do that now! In later years, I used to drive around the West End, but you can’t even do that unless one pays a fee so I heard! London is basically a ‘no-go’ area unless one uses public transport such as the tube for getting around the place.

      As for the GoT marathon, I have to agree with A man needs no name and rather do something like that in comfort than sweating it out in a cinema for 3 days! It will be interesting to see how many – ‘last the course’ !

      Carole H:
      Watching the whole 6 series myself,an hour per night, ready for series 7 on 11th December and tonight itโ€™s Hardhome, canโ€™t wait,WOW I wouldlove to watch on a big screen.

      Hi Carole, presume that is on a DVD or perhaps a recording you made? Sky Atlantic are (yet again) re-running the series. Saw the first 2 episodes from S5 a couple of nights ago. My family think I’m crazy watching all these repeats, but occasionally I still pick up snippets that I’ve missed – or more probably have forgotten ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    14. A man needs no name,

      For the communal atmosphere? Watching on a big screen? I donโ€™t know…Iโ€™d rather be in bed. Click off the TV when I get drowsy. I canโ€™t fathom being stuck in a movie theater for over 67 hours.

      I suppose I could take cat naps during High Sparrow bloviating speeches, Iron Islands stuff, LF word salad, drawn-out Ramsay torture porn, Sansa character regression, and other stuff I consider filler…

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    15. To be honest I think the only way I’d really want to or want to try this is if I hadn’t seen it yet (but knew how great it is). I’ve seen every episode so many times already that watching it on a theatre screen isn’t enticing enough, especially with a large group of strangers. I would know exactly the points when I could step out for a bit though – such as High Sparrow monologue scenes. ๐Ÿ˜› Still, I think I’d prefer to do it in a manner that would be like a season per day so I could go home to shower, sleep and all that. One season would be easy as these days a lot of people binge entire seasons when shows release. I do it all the time when Netflix releases new seasons of ‘my’ shows. However, that is doing it on my couch and/or bed and if I doze off I can go back if I feel like it.

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    16. I’ve survived the Nicholas Nickleby and War of the Roses marathons, but this is TOO much. Perhaps a season (10 hours) every other day over two weeks, but otherwise–no thank you. Now, if this were a qualifying test for candidates aspiring to attain the Iron Throne–that might work. Anyone who emerges after 67 hours of GoT has proved to at least have the stamina needed to be the first of his/her name.

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    17. Black Raven,
      Oh you’d certainly have to be a masochist to drive in central London, there’s very few places to park for a start. Public transport has improved noticeably since I moved here in the mid-80s though, particularly the buses: more frequent, later running, redesigned to allow wheelchair and pushchair access and dedicated bus lanes. This is probably one of the few large cities you can live and work in quite easily without your own transport. Mind you, anyone who does manage the Prince Charles marathon will probably not be welcome on any form of transport they have to share with people who have a fully functioning sense of smell! ๐Ÿ™

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    18. Lulus Mum:
      Do you think it would be rude to snore during the quiet bits?

      You jest, but this happened to me a few weeks ago. Someone fell asleep during Blade Runner 2049 and snored through most of the movie. I’ve finally discovered the downside of recliner seats in a theater.

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    19. Sounds like a great way to turn something you love into something tedious. No thanks. I once attended a marathon of the first 5 Trek movies, I’m a huge Trekkie, but the idea of it was much better than the reality. And that was *just* 10 hours. โ˜บ

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    20. Lulus Mum,

      Can’t even remember the last time I drove into central London. Probably was in the late 1970’s. Good to hear they have improved the buses, made them pushchair/wheelchair friendly and are more frequent. It had bad reputation and one could stand at a bus stop for ages and then three (of the same number) would roll up at the same time! The No 12 route was notorious in that respect ๐Ÿ™‚

      Fine on your comments re those using public transport if some manage to complete the Prince Charles Cinema GoT marathon… Very true ๐Ÿ˜€

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