Game of Thrones IMAX screenings delayed, new premiere date and ticket sales announced!

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Fans have been wondering when we’ll learn more about the IMAX showings of Game of Thrones episodes (and a season 5 trailer!) this January, announced on January 6th. There’s been no theater sites posted or ticket sales being offered on websites anywhere, leaving viewers to wonder what the deal was, with the posted IMAX premiere date of January 23rd coming soon.

Today, HBO announced via official press release that the reason for the delay in information is that, due to the unexpected and overwhelming fan response to this event, HBO and IMAX have decided to expand the opening of Game of Thrones in IMAX theaters, causing the show to debut in theaters one week later than planned. Game of Thrones will open in upwards of 200 theaters on January 29th, starting at 10PM, and showings will continue through February 5th.

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 16th.

More details, including confirmed cities, below the cut!

Details from the official press release:

Tickets will officially go on sale on www.imax.com/gameofthrones starting Friday, January 16.  To date, confirmed cities include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York, San Antonio, Seattle, Toronto and Washington, D.C., to name a few. A full list of venues is available on the website and fans can check local listings in the coming days for more available IMAX locations.

Moreover, the first 300 IMAX ticket holders for the Thursday night opening show time at participating IMAX theatres will receive a commemorative Game of Thrones poster from well-known illustrator Robert Ball (www.beautifuldeath.com), who designed interpretive images of the most iconic deaths in each episode.

 

Sue the Fury: The IMAX website does appear to be loading locations showing Game of Thrones now. Good luck with getting a ticket and finding a location in your area! It’s a shame we’ll have to wait a week longer for a trailer, but the expanded roll-out is great.

UPDATE: Oops, we crashed the IMAX site already. Well, the tickets aren’t on sale yet, so check back with the IMAX site later today or tomorrow and give their poor servers a break.

Some fans have been able to purchase tickets already, despite tickets supposedly not being on sale until the 16th. Stop by the IMAX site or Fandango.com to see if you’re able to buy tickets!

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    1. Luka Nieto:
      One of the very few times I wish I was American.

      The U.S. Still does not have free healthcare (obamacare is cheaper healthcare but not free, cost ~several hundred $ a month), so atleast you have that going for you :p.

      But on the flip side our U.S. Income Tax rate is ~30%. Much lower than Europe

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    2. Nippled Breastplate,

      No it isn’t (neither official nor interesting.)

      Turncloak,

      The relationship Americans have with the concept of taxes is very weird for many of us Europeans. For the Tea Party crowd it seems they are pure evil, but even in the other side it’s seen like a necessary evil at best, which is strange for me.

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    3. I don’t know if there was some kind of miscommunication or hiccup, but the tickets are already on sale at least at my theater.

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    4. Just bought my ticket! Heck yeah!

      Edit: It says tickets go on sale on Friday, but I just bought mine through Fandango…so everyone should check that out

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    5. Nippled Breastplate,

      This is fan art. Jordan’s Furniture is just dumb.

      I’d really appreciate it if people stopped posting it, especially without spoiler warnings. (It’s not a possible spoiler, it IS a spoiler.)

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    6. I’m glad to hear that that this event is being expanded, even if it means that we have to wait an extra week! The more people who have an opportunity to one of these screenings, the better. As it happens, the IMAX theater closest to my location will be participating in this event, so I will definitely be going.

      I wasn’t sure that I would try to go on the first night … but if there’s chance to get a piece of art done by Robert Ball, then I will definitely alter my plans. I think that Robert’s work on the Beautiful Death series was absolutely phenomenal, and I would love to have a full-sized version of one of those posters. If my local theater is participating in that particular promotion, then I will gladly fight off 300 other people and first night traffic to secure a ticket for opening night.

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    7. So will any of you guys can capture the trailer in phone and release it for those of us who are on the other side of continent or it is not allowed…

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    8. Luka Nieto,

      The U.S. historically has a distrust for taxes, we went to war over it (taxation without representation, propaganda by Samuel Adams, etc).

      Also Americas feel distrust towards the government given the low approval ratings of congress each and every year. Many feel the government cant spend their citizens income more wisely than the citizens themselves(corruption being a factor. Projects get green lighted such as the bridge to nowhere and other wasteful spending).

      A 2 party system generally re-enforces this problem with one side leaning too much to the right and wanting to cut significant amount of spending and one leaning too much to the left increasing spending and taxes. If they increase spending and don’t increase taxes than the spending is financed by debt and the deficit increases)

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    9. Good news for the people in the US, bad news for everyone else. Hopefully they’ll make the trailer available after they had the first IMAX screenings, there’s no point in torturing people one whole week… right? Eh, I can hope…

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    10. Turncloak,

      There are countries with free health care in Europe?? starts crying right now I’m studying and have currently no income but still have to pay about 160 € health care because the min expected income for students is something like 900 € a month on which the % amount for healthcare is calculated. wtf

      ohhh and: No nearby Theatres Playing “Game of Thrones® The IMAX Experience (Season 4, Episodes 9 and 10)” 🙁

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    11. Hey Sue, I know you just posted an update saying that IMAX is getting flooded with people and we should give them a break because the tickets aren’t on sale yet, but they definitely are. I went to the IMAX site, put in my city, they gave me my theaters and a buy tickets button which took me straight to fandango where you can currently buy tickets. I wouldn’t want someone to miss out, because they don’t think the tickets are on sale yet…

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    12. Balerion The Cat,

      There’s… all the point in doing that, isn’t there? The trailer is a big part of the incentive for going to these screenings, not just watching previous episodes on IMAX theatres. I’d be very surprised if HBO uploads the trailer before all the screenings are done.

      bran,

      Of course it’s not allowed. It’s piracy. It’s also gonna happen anyway.

      Turncloak,

      Yeah, I’m aware of the historical reasons, but it still feels a bit weird. I really like US history and your modern politics and all 😉

      By the way, the idea that the US Democratic Party is in any way left-wing is pretty funny for a left-leaning European like me. I mean, it’s definitely socially progressive, especially in comparison with the other party, but in terms of economic issues… nope, I don’t see it. For the standards I’m used to, anyway. I get that it’s all relative to the particular right-wing spectrum of the given country.

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    13. bran,

      It’s not allowed, but some will probably do it. Anyway, I want to experience the trailer properly so I’ll probably avoid WotW and other GoT sites/boards etc, because I don’t want the trailer spoiled to me, whats the fun in that. Unless the wait gets too long, I know I can resist a day or two, but longer than that? No. Hopefully it won’t come to that and the good guys at HBO will release the trailer globally the same day with the IMAX (I doubt it though).

      I totally understand that GoT is an US show and everything but I can’t help but feel a bit annoyed by the marketing campaigns that only people in the US can join in and I’m not only talking about GoT.
      Back to waiting… maybe TellTale will release the next GoT episode in the meantime..

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    14. The Fighting Agathons:
      Hey Sue, I know you just posted an update saying that IMAX is getting flooded with people and we should give them a break because the tickets aren’t on sale yet, but they definitely are. I went to the IMAX site, put in my city, they gave me my theaters and a buy tickets button which took me straight to fandango where you can currently buy tickets. I wouldn’t want someone to miss out, because they don’t think the tickets are on sale yet…

      Yeah, while the IMAX website is definitely down at the moment, I was able to go to Fandango, type “Game of Thrones: The IMAX Experience” into the search bar, and it gave me a list of showtimes starting on January 29. I was able to buy tickets there, and I did receive email confirmation of my purchase. It seems like Fandango has jumped the gun on this one. To be fair, they could be forced to recall it later (which I would be OK with, as long as my credit card doesn’t get charged), but for the moment at least, tickets do seem to be available through secondary vendors.

      As it happens, the town I live in probably won’t wind up having such a ravenous demand for the opening night screening as to make my early ticket purchase a necessity. But if you live in a major city and want to ensure that you get tickets for a showing on a particular day, you may want to consider checking Fandango, MovieTickets.com, or your local theater’s website (if they have one), just be sure. You might get lucky.

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    15. minty,

      Well that sucks, the rhetoric in the US has always been that Europeans get free healthcare. Guess that’s a false hood. Which sucks, so not only do you pay a higher income tax rate, you also have to pay for healthcare. In this case the US probably gets more bang for its buck when you add the two cost together.(obamacare + 30% tax rate)

      So basically compulsory universal healthcare means “this is what we expect you to pay and *uck you if you can’t afford it.”

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    16. Can we please stop talking about the political BS on a GOT article ? I’m already sick of it in real life don’t need to see it more on sites that have nothing to do with it .

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    17. On another note, the Raven brought more sight today.

      This one seems almost exclusively Arya focused.

      Begins with the VoiceOver of none other than Syrio Forel (!) saying, “There is only one thing we say to the god of death. Not today.”

      Images of:

      –the damned raven in close up again
      –shots of the water, likely the port in The Children
      –Arya, sword out, standing over Polliver
      –more damned birds
      –Arya standing, back to us, at the doors of the House of Black and White

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    18. I know I’m grasping at straws here, but I just read the lastest entry on the IMAX blog:

      This will be the first-ever presentation of a television program in IMAX theatres, featuring two episodes from season four of Game of Thrones followed by the worldwide debut of the series’ season five sneak-peek preview created exclusively for IMAX.

      Why not go with trailer? Could it be that we’ll get a trailer before the IMAX thing and what they’ll show during the IMAX screening is a preview of episode 1 of season 5, like the cold opener or something, I mean they did say it will be 3mins worth of material, that’s a bit too much for a trailer. isn’t it?
      Yeah, yeah I know, wishful thinking.

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    19. Jesterr2234:
      Can we please stop talking about the political BS on a GOT article ? I’m already sick of it in real life don’t need to see it more on sites that have nothing to do with it .

      As soon as you can tell me Aragorn’s tax policy :p

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    20. Fat ‘n’ Balda,

      I’m in Syracuse too and thought the same thing!! You would expect that the new one in Destiny USA would have it.. what the heck!!!! I’m keeping my fingers crossed it will show up!!!

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    21. minty,
      Here in the UK we have the National Health Service, which is paid for by taxes. There are certainly some resource problems as the population grows, people are living with serious conditions which previously would have killed them etc, and waiting lists for minor ailments can be long, but anyone with life threatening illnesses or injuries goes straight to the front of the queue*. The important thing is that it’s a national resource which everyone is equally entitled to. Your ability to pay doesn’t get you better or faster treatment unless you go private, which is more on a par with countries like the USA.

      As I understand it systems in some places like Germany, and almost certainly Scandinavia which is hot on social care issues in general (but paid for by higher taxation rates I think), are better than ours, but the idea that someone would be allowed to die or to get into a debt they could never repay because they’re not rich enough for treatment is horrifying** to us.

      * This could be very useful to me if Cumsprite tracks me down after I was rude about Duran Duran in another thread!
      ** That’s a bit dramatic but can’t think of a better word at the moment. Maybe immoral or awful? It certainly wouldn’t be seen as anything other than very bad anyway.

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    22. If you want tickets from an AMC Theatres location they are available for thursday night ONLY on the AMC theatres website… I just got 4!!!

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    23. My little Khal is scheduled to be born on the 28th. Had they stuck to the original plan, I’d be there. Alas, I’ll have to live vicariously through others…

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    24. The Fighting Agathons:
      I don’t know if there was some kind of miscommunication or hiccup, but the tickets are already on sale at least at my theater.

      Yes, some theaters are already selling the tickets so the January 16th date is not an absolute. I just tweeted Imax about it and they confirmed that it is up to each theater regarding ticket sales.

      If you want tickets, start checking NOW because they won’t last long! I just bought mine.

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    25. Turncloak,
      Everyone is supposed to be registered with a local doctor’s practice (they are fully qualified doctors but with general rather than specialist knowledge, so you wouldn’t get a cancer specialist there for example). In some parts of the country, due to demand and funding issues, you can wait for 10 days or so for an appointment but in others, especially if you are free during normal working hours, you can get same or next day slots. This is where you should go with normal aches and pains or for a general check up.

      If people are in a lot of pain or very anxious about something and they face a long wait to be seen they tend to go to the nearest hospital accident and emergency department. You get seen by a nurse on arrival and placed in a queue depending on how serious your problem apparently is. Twisted ankle could wait for 4-5 hours at very busy times, anything really serious looking like breathing problems goes straight in to see doctors.

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    26. Cersei’s Wine Goblet,

      Thanks for recording that!!
      The only new footage I could find:
      -The shot with the Braavosi coin
      -Someone breaking those pots (I don’t remember seing that on GoT before)
      -The boat with 2 people on it

      (probably Jaimie and Bronn)

      -The last shot of that door.

      This Sight showed a lot more than the other ones though nothing to get too excited about.

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    27. minty,

      Aren’t you living in Germany? 160€ per month for health care as a student seams absurdly high to me (that is if you are the right age etc. to actually count as a student of curse). I know that the payment in the AOK is currently 65,79€ for long term care insurance plus 14,03€ or 15,52€ for health insurance and you can get it even cheaper. Maybe you should look into that. 🙂

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    28. Toronto and Montreal are on the list ! Woo Hoo !! Glad to see that they are including cities north of The Wall!!

      The North rejoices!!!

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    29. Lulu’s Mum,

      That sounds like the normal waiting hours in the US. Except we also have walk in hours where you can go to the doctors office without an appointment and get treatment for minor illnesses/pains. Walk ins are much less expensive than going to the Emergency Room.

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    30. Turncloak,
      There are some drop in places in big cities like London were you just rock up and wait, but not many.

      I think the biggest difference with countries where you have to be insured is when people are very ill or need stuff like major surgery. The more complex the medical problem the more expensive it is to treat, whichever system you have. The NHS is run as a service, not to make a profit like an insurance company or private hospital, so they don’t look at people as potential cash cows or too expensive to be worth the effort.

      Funding is a political issue as potentially the NHS could usefully spend all the money it could ever be given, but the principle of equal treatment for all is one most people hold dear and it’s just the details they quibble over rather than the general idea.

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    31. I’ll have to cross my fingers and hope that my IMAX theater is added in the coming days, cause it’s not on the list as of now. 🙁

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    32. ” To date, confirmed cities include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York, San Antonio, Seattle, Toronto and Washington, D.C., to name a few.”

      Um that’s interesting considering it’s not on the list on the IMAX website…

      edit: Well, I guess the one in Largo is by a metro station, good enough!

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    33. Thanks for the details on The Sight everyone!

      Not to continue the political discussion but… as an American living in Europe, I’ve seen (and paid) both sides in person. I am in France and most of my American friends say “Oh but your healthcare is free! You’re so lucky!” But the taxes I pay to support French healthcare are more than I was paying on a student healthcare plan in the US by nearly triple. If you’re healthy, I personally pay much more in France than I did in the US (via taxes which contribute to healthcare), but I don’t mind ’cause I’m paying it forward for the sick Frenchies 🙂 In France the best thing is that everyone has access (including a foreigner like me) to basic coverage which was not true in the US until “Obamacare” because insurance companies could discriminate against giving plans to individuals who were very sick and would cost a lot. Also in the US it’s quite complicated because your insurance is often linked to your job- if you change employers, lose your job, or are self-employed, it’s much tougher to manage your healthcare vs in France where it is tied to you as a person, regardless of your employment status (I’m excluding mutuelle here just talking basic coverage). It’s complicated to compare the two systems but it’s not as simple as one is great and the other is terrible, they both have positives or negatives depending on your personal situation.

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    34. Greatjon of Slumber:
      On another note, the Raven brought more sight today.

      This one seems almost exclusively Arya focused.

      Begins with the VoiceOver of none other than Syrio Forel (!) saying, “There is only one thing we say to the god of death. Not today.”

      Images of:

      –the damned raven in close up again
      –shots of the water, likely the port in The Children
      –Arya, sword out, standing over Polliver
      –more damned birds
      –Arya standing, back to us, at the doors of the House of Black and White

      Yeah that’s what I got as well

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    35. minty,

      Yeah, the UK has free healthcare at point of service and Scotland has free tertiary education: if you have the grades, you can get a place at a university. I got my undergraduate degree (four years) without having to pay, and I don’t repay my student loan until I cross an income threshold (say, £25,000-30,000 a year) and if I don’t reach that threshold within ten years or so the debt is written off. I was also given a bursary, an income of around £600 a month for rent, food, bills, etc (the amount of bursary you receive is proportional to your need. I’m from a traditionally blue collar family and was the first to go to university, so the stipend was quite generous.)

      If the IMAX trailer was meant to be exclusive, does that mean they have another trailer waiting to be shown on TV perhaps before the screenings or perhaps concurrent to them?

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    36. Well, the tickets aren’t on sale yet, so check back with the IMAX site later today or tomorrow and give their poor servers a break.

      So what you’re saying is we should crash the servers even more?

      Alright, gents, let’s crash the server even more!

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    37. Here are the theaters you can already buy tickets at:

      Alabama- Montgomery (AMC Festival Plaza 16)
      Arizona- Tucson (AMC Loews Foothills 15)
      California- Anaheim (AMC Downtown Disney 12)
      California- Brentwood (AMC Brentwood 14)
      California- Cupertino (AMC Cupertino Square 16)
      California- Emeryville (AMC Metreon 16)
      California- San Diego (AMC Palm Promenade 24)
      California- San Francisco (AMC Metreon 16)
      California- San Jose (AMC Saratoga 14)
      California- Torrance (AMC Del Amo 18)
      California- Universal City (AMC Universal Citywalk Stadium 19)
      Colorado- Aurora (AMC Arapahoe Crossing 16)
      Connecticut- Danbury (AMC Loews Danbury 16)
      Connecticut- Plainville (AMC Loews Plainville 20)
      Florida- Jacksonville (AMC Regency 24)
      Florida- Orlando (AMC Loews Universal Cineplex 20)
      Florida- South Miami (AMC Sunset Place 24)
      Florida- Tampa (AMC Veterans 24)
      Georgia- Kennesaw (AMC Barrett Commons 24)
      Georgia- Morrow (AMC Southlake 24)
      Illinois- Country Club Hills (AMC Loews Country Club Hills 16)
      Illinois- Edwardsville (AMC Showplace Edwardsville 12)
      Illinois- New Lenox (AMC Showplace New Lenox 14)
      Illinois- Naperville (AMC Showplace Naperville 16)
      Illinois- Rockford (AMC Showplace Rockford 16)
      Indiana- Fort Wayne (Carmike Jefferson Point 18)
      Louisiana- Baton Rouge (AMC Baton Rouge 16)
      Maryland- Gaithersburg (AMC Loews Rio Cinemas 18)
      Massachusetts- Somerville (AMC Assembly Row 12)
      Michigan- Auburn Hills (AMC Star Great Lakes 25)
      Michigan- Livonia (AMC Livonia 20)
      Minnesota- Eden Prairie (AMC Eden Prairie Mall 18)
      Minnesota- Maple Grove (AMC Arbor Lakes 16)
      Missouri- Independence (AMC Independence Commons 20)
      Nebraska- Omaha (AMC Westroads 14)
      New Jersey- Cherry Hill (AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24)
      New Jersey- Elizabeth (AMC Loews Jersey Gardens 20)
      North Carolina- Durham (AMC Southpoint 17)
      Ohio- Columbus (AMC Lennox Town Center 24)
      Texas- Highland Village (AMC Highland Village 12)
      Virginia- Hampton (AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24)
      Washington- Kent (AMC Kent Station 14)
      Washington- Spokane (AMC River Park Square 20)
      Wisconsin- Fitchburg (AMC Star Fitchburg 18)

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    38. I had signed up for the “official” updates from IMAX.com and didn’t receive an email or anything. I just happened to check IMAX again today, saw the blog post update, and was able to find my way over to tickets through Fandango. YES! My local theater is one of those AMC venues on the list posted above, but it’s not yet listed on the IMAX site. Check directly with whichever theater you’re hoping to go to–don’t rely on the IMAX site or wait for an alert! Do a little digging.

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    39. Valaquen,

      Due to our federal system in Germany there are still few states where tertiary education is free (except few costs for university and public transport, amounting to about 300 € per semester, that’s what I’m paying right now.) I’m in my last post grad semester and already had to pay back my student’s loan a few months ago. It doesn’t matter if you’re still studying or jobless or simply can’t afford the rates, you have to start paying it back after about 5 years. You get a discount if you’re under the best of your year and if you pay the full sum at once though. So either take a bank loan or be lucky and have someone who pays it for you and doesn’t demand interest of you. (Thank you dad… I promise I pay it back asap)
      The problem with our system is when you are jobless, the social system takes care of all your costs – rent, health care etc. But since studying at university counts as ‘a job’ in the eyes of this system, you have to take care of all your expenses yourself. If you can’t afford your health care, you’re kicked out of university…. a vicious circle.

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    40. Turncloak,

      They’ll start selling them in 2-3 days. Navy Pier never sells tickets earlier than 2 weeks. The box office lady wouldn’t even tell me the hours for GoT showing for Friday Dec 30 because it is “too early”.

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    41. I have two IMAX theatres less than 30 miles away, but the nearest one playing is in Jacksonville, 150 miles distant, thanks for the tease HBO, though it could be IMAX’s fault.

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    42. Valaquen:
      minty,

      If the IMAX trailer was meant to be exclusive, does that mean they have another trailer waiting to be shown on TV perhaps before the screenings or perhaps concurrent to them?

      I’ve got to think they almost certainly have another trailer planned for TV sometime in the next few weeks. I’m guessing the IMAX one just has select shots or shots in a different order than they’ll be in the TV trailers. Here’s hoping we see one of them before the IMAX debut, but I doubt it.

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    43. Anna,

      The two chosen theatres closest to me in Illinois were NOT on the selling list posted here (thank goodness since I just stopped back in here and my heart sunk thinking I missed out on the poster). Hoping to get in on the first showing. 5 minutes from my house. Yippee! Have fun at Navy Pier, Anna and Turncloak!

      Hmmm…no Sight for me. 🙁
      Oops! Spoke too soon. I got the Arya one.

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    44. Luka Nieto,

      Agreed – People that think the Democrats are left wing have not really studied world politics. Our real problem with a two party system is that both are too much alike (right leaning). Would be nice to have a real progressive option. But nevertheless, I do really love this country’s beauty – physical and the minds & souls of the diverse population.

      Anyway, snagged my tix for 1/30… Yay!

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    45. Oh man that is awesome!

      I want to go so bad but I live in CT… The cinematography, special affects and musical score would be so amazing to see on huge IMAX screen with its seat shaking sound system.

      For all of you who live next to an IMAX showing GoT I am so jealous!

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    46. OMG!

      Scratch what I just said! The IMAX I always go to in Plainville, CT (40mins from my house) is taking part in the GoT special!

      I’m soooo going and now I feel so lucky!

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    47. Arthur,

      Hey, that’s the exact theater that I’ll be going to! It’s nice to know that there’s another member of the WOTW community in the area. Cheers, man! 🙂

      As stated above, I bought my ticket for the 1/29 screening already. I don’t know what day or showtime you’ll be attending, but if by some chance that we end up at the same one, keep an eye out! I’m a tall guy who will almost certainly be wearing a red Stanford baseball cap. Don’t be afraid to come over and say hello!

      Even if we don’t cross paths, I hope that you enjoy the show. I’m very glad that it’s coming to our corner of the country!

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    48. newt,

      That’s awesome! While the number of people who visit Watchers on the Wall seems to be growing by the day, the community is so diverse and widespread (across multiple continents!) that I never really considered that there might be as many as three commenters based in my immediate area – or at the very least, within reasonable driving distance of the same IMAX theater. The same offer is extended to you – if you’re going to the 1/29 screening and see a tall guy in his mid-twenties wearing a red cap, feel free to come over and introduce yourself! I’m always happy to meet a fellow Game of Thrones fan, especially one who has found his or her way to the best site devoted to this spectacular series out there!

      Jack Bauer 24,

      In the lead-up to Season 3, HBO didn’t release a trailer – or really any kind of significant promotional material for the show – until the middle of February, when it premiered ‘exclusively’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The delay became a point of great consternation among the fandom and this community in particular. HBO had never embarked on such a late promotional schedule for Game of Thrones before, and fortunately, they haven’t repeated it since.

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    49. Jared,

      Hey!

      I haven’t ordered my ticket yet, I will Saturday morning. (Going to Foxwoods this Friday to see Neil Tyson Degrasse). I will try to get the same date as you and look for you. I am the opposite of you, I am a short guy!

      I let a few of my co-workers know that we are lucky enough to have an IMAX in driving distance to see if they want to come but with others or alone I am going!

      It is kind of a dream come true…

      Once HBO is done and GRRM can sell the cinematic rights of GoT to a big company for them to make at least a 3 part movie franchise out of it, hopefully like 10yrs from now we will see a 170million dollar budget, 150min part 1 movie in IMAX…

      I was thinking Disney would eat that up… Yeah yeah I know GoT is rated R and I don’t want to see another good vs evil LotR type thing. I love the adult storylines and grey characters and whatever company that would buy these rights I am sure GRRM would have some kind of clause to make sure it stays gritty and rated R.

      Anyway, live for the now… GoT in IMAX in a few weeks. Can’t beat that!

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    50. Jared,

      Thanks for the info. I started watching after Season 3 ended. Do you think we’ll have to wait until mid February again for an official trailer from HBO and not the IMAX one?

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    51. Luckily my IMAX is listed but it’s not even mentioned yet on their website, let alone tickets available. For those of you buying tickets, how many showtimes are there? Is a once a night thing or are their multiple showings per day/night?

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    52. newt,

      Wow a lot of CT folks!

      Idk when show times are yet ill take care of that stuff Saturday.

      But it’s going to be so fun seeing that whole Wall battle in the IMAX theatre.

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    53. newt,

      It should be. I was able to purchase tickets yesterday through Fandango for a 10:00 showing on the 29th, and I received email confirmation of my purchase. When I look at Fandango now (after typing “Game of Thrones: The IMAX Experience” into the search bar), that specific showtime is still listed at AMC Loews Plainville 20 and tickets are still available. So it should still be there if that’s the one that you want.

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    54. Toros of Brooklyn,

      They have three more theaters listed today for Arizona…

      AMC Deer Valley 30 & IMAX – Phoenix
      AMC Desert Ridge 18 & IMAX – Phoenix
      Digiplex Surprise Pointe 14 & IMAX – Surprise

      All of which are about a 15 minute drive for me, which is cool. BUT they don’t have any showtimes listed and Fandango is saying the movie doesn’t “open” until the 29th. So does that mean I’ll only have one or two days / showings to get a ticket for? That will suck…there’s 4 million people in the valley here….it’s not like we’re a small town! Which also makes me question why Tucson, which is rinky-dinky compared to Phoenix, got the first showing and ticket sales. Makes no sense and is irritating.

      Crossing my fingers that tomorrow when ticket sales are supposed to officially open, they’ll have the AZ stuff straightened out.

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    55. Oz of Thrones,
      Hello Oz
      Sorry for not replying sooner, not ignoring you but my comments have just disappeared into the ether rather than popping up in the thread so I’m trying again.

      I gravely insulted Cumsprite by suggesting that some of DD’s lyrics (“You’re about as easy as a nuclear war”) were less than good. I was anticipating a possible visit to hospital if (s)he caught up with me, but think I’ve been forgiven.

      So now you know; that was well worth the wait wasn’t it? Never mind GoT developments, what does Lulu’s Mum think about early 80s pop? The people have a right to know!

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    56. Looks like I could drive 8 hours to Quebec to watch it….sigh.

      In order from far left to far right including Canada and the US it is…

      NDP, Liberal, Conservative & Democrat, Republican, Tea Party

      Canada’s right is the same as the US left.

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    57. Lulu’s Mum,

      You’ll get yours in time.

      Oz, I had just posted a concise (but thoroughly researched and painstakingly fact-checked) critique of AFFC when some buttinski said very rude things about me. I politely asked for clarification so that I may better myself as a human being and added a little Duran Duran reference for warmth. That is when Lulu’s Mum slandered the 80’s pop juggernaut. And then some asshole brought up Neil Gaiman’s hypocritical “not your bitch” thing.

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    58. Without reading any of the comments:

      It’s as though the gods of old and new and Rhllor answered my prayers with this expansion…I was positive there would have been no way I could see it before, but now it’s an hour away at the closest one to me and it may be because I prayed to all of them including the Stranger. I don’t give a fuck. If The Rains of Castamere starts playing when the theatre doors close I’ll know I earned what’s coming, they just gotta let me finish watching the trailer.

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    59. Cumsprite, Lulu’s Mum, & Oz,

      …referring to Duran of House Duran?

      Ah, one of the great Stark loyalist houses in the North! The North remembers! Please sing along with me…

      “In touch with the ground
      I’m on the hunt I’m after you
      A scent and a sound, I’m lost and I’m found
      And I’m hungry like the wolf!”

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    60. Alex,
      Canada sounds like our lot in the UK. Our most right wing politicians are the equivalent of the right of the Democrats. We get quite of bit of US political coverage and some of the things Republicans and the Tea Party have said are mind boggling. If any of our politicians said them they’d be hounded (Sandored) out. Having said that politics and religion really don’t mix over here so we don’t have an equivalent of the Christian Right and it may be disproportionately more of their ideas that leave us slack jawed in astonishment.

      Cumsprite,
      Technically speaking I think it’s libel when written and slander if said. Am I just lining myself up for more of a beating here or are you swayed by pedantry at all? If the former and you’re planning to put me in hospital for a long time rather than just a quick trip to casualty, please leave ’til after S5 has finished. Thanks :O)

      Hodor’s Bastard,
      Yeah but are you going to straddle the line with discord and rhyme? *ducks as Cumsprite starts throwing heavy objects in my direction*

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    61. NiAs,

      I called the AMC Deer Valley theater in Phoenix directly. The lady who spoke to me was very nice. She checked her email and said all they had received was a general notice that they would be showing GoT on Imax with a note of “details to follow soon”. She said, however, that they get stuff like that all the time and details often do not arrive. I explained to her why I would shrivel up and die if I didn’t get in to the showing (hehe) she took my email address and said she would email me the minute they found out something.

      Now, what this means is that Imax is listing theaters that may not actually show the durn thing because they aren’t communicating worth a damn with them. And many of these theaters have no idea that hundreds, nay thousands of people are going to start bugging the ever living daylights out of them for tickets to a show they know nothing about within the next 24 hours. That was the long answer. The short answer is who the hell knows.

      It’s bad enough they’ve effed up the Sight promotion (which could have been epic if handled correctly) and now this IMAX rollout is, so far, a total clusterf*ck. /sigh

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    62. Oooh my comment is awaiting moderation, not had that before. I’m about to be internetless for a while so I’ll try splitting it into sections and reposting. Apologies if this ends up appearing twice, it’s barely worth reading the first time :O(

      Alex,
      Canada sounds like our lot in the UK. Our most right wing politicians are the equivalent of the right of the Democrats. We get quite of bit of US political coverage and some of the things Republicans and the Tea Party have said are mind boggling. If any of our politicians said them they’d be hounded (Sandored) out. Having said that politics and religion really don’t mix over here so we don’t have an equivalent of the Christian Right and it may be disproportionately more of their ideas that leave us slack jawed in astonishment.

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    63. Cumsprite,
      Technically speaking I think it’s libel when written and slander if said. Am I just lining myself up for more of a beating here or are you swayed by pedantry at all? If the former and you’re planning to put me in hospital for a long time rather than just a quick trip to casualty, please leave ’til after S5 has finished. Thanks :O)

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    64. Hodor’s Bastard,
      Yeah but are you going to straddle the line with discord and rhyme? *ducks as Cumsprite starts throwing heavy objects in my direction*

      And Loras should definitely join House Duran Duran, that boy knows how to dress and style was always very important to them.

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    65. So of course the original comment comes out of moderation literally seconds after time runs out to delete the repost. Sorry folks!

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    66. Lulu’s Mum,
      Ya know…I intentionally took that line out of my comment! Yer funny.

      As much as I love the Starks, their house and loyalists often side with dreadfully conservative values….although their descendants may test that philosophy. The Dornish…ah, the Dornish…that’s a progressive bunch! 🙂

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    67. Hodor’s Bastard,
      It was one of the lines I taunted Cumsprite with. I am a big DD fan but some of their lyrics are pants, quite frankly. Now I know it’s not only the north that remembers but the spritey one too I have nothing to loose by carrying on saying it. They can only kill me to death once, she said optimistically.

      EDIT: Bloody hell I’ve posted loads in this thread. If I say “protagonist” every third line or so people will think I’m Wimsey. Who seems conspicuous by their absence, actually and I can’t prove I’m not him.

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    68. Cumsprite,
      Do I get a little message card too like when you get flowers? I just like to know these things in advance and I may accidentally enrage someone else to do the same thing. I want to be certain it’s your bag of flaming poo before I go complaining to others about it. I like to get my facts straight first.

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    69. Officially got my tickets for the opening showing at the NYC IMAX. Thanks Fandango. Tickets are going surprisingly fast for not being on sale yet…

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    70. Wall Builder,

      That’s fan art. Some theaters like Jordan’s Furniture have made a big mistake by choosing that image, it has no official standing with Game of Thrones. And obviously it’s a huge spoiler, if they ever decide to go that route on the show.

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    71. I spoke to an employee at the Carmike IMAX in Center Valley, PA, and she said they are still working on their schedule for the weekend of Jan 30…..and to check back Tuesday afternoon (1/20) to see if tickets are available then. Don’t mind if I do!

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    72. YAY!! Got my tics for Thursday night, but not at the IMAX by my house. They disappeared off of the official list right after they announced the expansion, and the next-closest wasn’t on the list of ticketing theatres this morning, so I gave up on them and went to the cushy-seat fancy schmancy reserved seating (no line sitting!) theatre 30 minutes away in Niles. Beats the 5 hour round trip I did last year to see it on a college campus. Got ’em right on the horizontal aisle dead center. SQUEEE!! Can’t wait for my poster!!

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    73. Just FYI, I was finally able to buy tix for the Jan 30th, 10 pm show at the AMC Deer Valley theater in north Phoenix, AZ. But be forewarned…..some things to be wary of…..

      1. I could not get there through the Imax site, had to go to the Theater site directly
      2. You will only have about 6 minutes to buy the tickets so don’t dilly dally, have your credit card to hand
      3. Also, the site would not let me check out until I joined their AMC Stubs club, which will cost you an extra $12. I mean it would not let me check out as a guest nor would it let me use my Facebook log in. The Checkout button would only activate once I agreed to join AMC Stubs (while you’re clicking on all the guest, log in links and nothing is working, the clock is ticking so no pressure!)
      4. There is no other info provided.

      Now that I have gotten that out of my system let me hip, hip, hooray, I have some frigging tickets!!!!!!

      Is anyone else on here going that night to the same theater? We could meet there or earlier somewhere close for adult beverages beforehand….whatever suits you.

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    74. Hope everyone has a fab time! My nearest is approx 3,000 miles away so it’s a no go but will someone please promise me to do an appreciative “woah!” when the giant standing on the ground shoots the guy off the top of the wall with an arrow. Oh and a little “squeeee” for the mammoth too if it’s not too much to ask! Thanks :O)

      Cumsprite If you go do feel free to imagine anyone on the receiving end of something unpleasant is me if it makes you feel better.

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    75. Two IMAX theaters near me are showing it, which is surprising because Detroit usually doesn’t get shit. Picked up a ticket for Friday afternoon, thinking the best bet is to go middle of the day and avoid the crowds. Silly, right? Think we can expect packed theaters?

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    76. wedonotfindo:
      I spoke to an employee at the Carmike IMAX in Center Valley, PA, and she said they are still working on their schedule for the weekend of Jan 30…..and to check back Tuesday afternoon (1/20) to see if tickets are available then. Don’t mind if I do!

      Strike that…..Tickets are available now on their site! BAM

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    77. Have to work the weekend it opens, but have my ticket for the 2/2 showing!! I was able to get it first thing on 1/16. Beyond excited!!!

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