BIG news for Game of Thrones fans today. One of our very favorite shows, yes GoT, is making the jump from TV to the big screen, but not in the way you might think. No, GoT isn’t getting the movie treatment just yet, but it is getting the IMAX treatment — it’s going to be the first television series shown in IMAX theaters. You know what that means? GIANT Daenerys and dragons!
For one week only, starting January 23, you’ll be able to see two IMAX-remastered episodes from season 4 of GoT, episodes 9 and 10. The showing will also include a special sneak peak of season 5, and this is all happening in select IMAX theaters across the country. “We couldn’t think of a series more fitting than Game of Thrones to be the first presented in IMAX,” Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment told Entertainment Weekly. “The scope and production quality of the snow is quite remarkable, which will be highlighted even further [in theaters.]” Information will soon be available on IMAX.com, as to which theaters will be showing the episodes, and where to purchase tickets. So, stay tuned.
GoT will of course look AMAZING on the big screen, but it’s not the only show we want making that leap from small screen to SUPER MASSIVE INCREDIBLY BIG SCREEN. Here are six other shows that need to be presented in IMAX ASAP. We are ready to buy our tickets STAT.
Every Sherlock episode is basically a mini-movie, with a running time of 90 minutes apiece. So maybe watching it all on your 13″ computer screen isn’t the best viewing platform for this brilliant BBC show. Besides, will anyone complain about a HUGE Benedict Cumberbatch? Nope. Didn’t think so. Considering the spot-on editing techniques, it might even benefit all of us if we can really see the stuff running through Sherlock’s head.
So maybe the Downton Abbey audience isn’t exactly the target audience for IMAX movies, but the show is practically begging to be seen much bigger. The cinematography is absolutely beautiful, and the stunning views of Mary wandering around the Downton grounds with one of her billion suitors need to be bigger.
Here’s another show that you might be thinking, huh, why does this need to be in IMAX? Because it’s a beautiful beautiful show, that’s why. And beautifully shot shows need to be seen as big as possible. Just think of all the times a giant Frank Underwood could stare directly into the camera, and consequently directly into your soul. That right there is worth the $15 price of admission.
Parks and Recreation
Who says a half hour comedy can’t be shown super big? It’s already got a big heart and makes us laugh big belly laughs, so this is just the next step for Leslie Knope, who is already larger than life. If it’s too much work to remaster every single episode of the six (and upcoming seventh) seasons, we’ll just settle for a handful of the best episodes. Don’t you want to see Li’l Sebastian’s memorial on the big screen? Besides, they’re been preparing for IMAX 3D for a while now.
Double Feature of Scandal & How to Get Away With Murder
A double feature of powerful ladies Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating would probably be the best thing ever. Considering I poured over clues myself on a tiny iPad screen, rewatching HTGAWM trying to solve the crime, yes, I would like to see it broadcast a few hundred feet tall.
Allow me to let you in on a little secret: the Scottish countryside is so ridiculously gorgeous we should always wish for the IMAX version of it.