Doctor Who’s status as one of the most popular things in the entertainment universe has been cemented with the news it is set to break records at UK cinemas.
The 50th anniversary episode is due to be screened at 82 cinemas across the UK at the same time as it is being shown on BBC One and in 75 countries around the world.
And it’s apparently proven so popular with fans for whom the small screen just isn’t big enough that it’s set to become the single biggest one-off screening in UK cinema history, beating even the Rolling Stones concert film Shine A Light to the top.
‘There has been so much demand to see the Doctor, we’d need auditoriums the size of the Tardis to get everyone into one showing,’ pointed out Tim Richards, Vue Cinemas’ CEO.
There will be many of these going on across the country and it will offer you the chance to watch the show with like-minded folk, mess someone else’s house up and of course don the costume of your choice, such as the one above.
The action will kick off at 7.50pm on BBC One, after Strictly Come Dancing has performed its final pirouette of the week. If you want Matt Smith and David Tennant actually in your living room of course (or at least have it seem as if they are there) then you have but a few short hours to make your TV, PlayStation, XBox or TiVo 3D for the full-on multi-dimensional experience.
If you’re busy/working/watching The X Factor on Saturday night and you end up missing Doctor Who’s 50th, then fret not, for the episode will be available on the catch-up iPlayer service after broadcast – in 3D no less. It’ll only be there for seven days though so you’d better get a move on.