Peter Capaldi's debut will be seen in cinemas across the UK and Ireland, as well as BBC One.

Doctor Who Series 8 premiere to get cinema treatment

UK Doctor Who fans will have the chance to see the first episode in the eagerly awaited eighth series in cinemas across the UK and Ireland, as well as on BBC One, on August 23rd.

To celebrate the launch of Peter Capaldi’s debut series, the exclusive cinema event will take place at London’s Odeon, Leicester Square with a number of special guests in attendance.

The one-off event will feature a never seen before five-minute video from an upcoming Doctor Who DVD release and a special ten-minute behind the scenes of episode one – Deep Breath – followed by a Q&A with the guest stars. This will be streamed live into participating cinemas across the UK and Ireland.

A limited number of tickets are available for the event.

More information regarding cinemas screening the episode and showing the live stream of the Q&A will be made available from

This year’s screenings follow the success of the global cinema screenings for the show’s 50th anniversary episode – The Day of the Doctor – in November 2013. In addition to the episode being simulcast on TV in 98 territories, fans were also able to enjoy it on the big screen in over 1,500 cinemas around the world.

"Following the tremendous success of the 50th anniversary screenings, this is another wonderful opportunity for fans to get together to celebrate another major milestone and enjoy the amazing opening episode of the Peter Capaldi era on the big screen," said Stephen Davies, director for live events.

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