Doctor Who Season 10 Premiere to Screen in Theaters


Doctor Who’s Season 10 premiere will be screening in a theater near you. The start of Peter Capaldi’s final season will get a big-screen release two days after its TV premiere.

Doctor Who will soon return to a theater near you! The season 10 premiere will get two special theater screenings following its on-air broadcast. This post-airing theater screening is becoming quite a thing for the iconic sci-fi series. The show’s recent Christmas installment, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” also had a limited theatrical engagement after its initial TV airing.

The series’ tenth season will kick off on Saturday, April 15 in both the U.S. and the U.K. The episode will then screen in theaters the following week, on Monday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 19. Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 10 at

While no title has been revealed, the episode’s run time lists as an hour and 44 minutes. “Exclusive bonus features” will apparently be announced soon. This could include extras like interviews, behind-the-scenes footage or a sneak peek at the rest of the season. But unless there’s a whole lot of bonus content, we could be looking at a feature-length premiere episode. (Or maybe, that’s just what I deeply want to believe.)

Nothing official has been announced yet, of course. But, that’s a lot of time to fill. The Sherlock finale’s theater presentation only came with 15 minutes of extras, after all. (And that was a feature length episode!) Another possibility? The screening may also include the premiere of new Who spinoff Class. The new series, which follows the supernatural adventures of several teens at Coal Hill Academy, already aired in the U.K..  But it will premiere in America immediately following Season 10 of Who on BBC America. So Class would make sense as part of this screening.

Watch the season 10 trailer below:

Unfortunately, there won’t be a simulcast live screening of the episode in theaters, the way that there was for the 50th anniversary. To be fair, that was a special occasion, and maybe we shouldn’t expect the BBC to go through the hassle of doing simultaneous broadcasts and theater showings again. But it was also awesome. Getting to watch an episode with dozens of other Whovians? Fantastic. But getting to watch an episode for the first time with dozens of other Whovians and gasping and flailing together? REALLY fantastic. Maybe someday, I guess.

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Doctor Who returns this April on BBC One and BBC America.