The biggest show on television is about to get a lot bigger. Like Imax bigger. HBO is super-sizing its hit "Game of Thrones," bringing the final two episodes of last season to Imax screens later this month along with an exclusive trailer for season five. The engagement runs Jan. 23 to 29, with tickets reportedly going on sale "in the coming days" at Imax's site — and possibly as early as today. So get on that.
The episodes and trailers will occupy 150 Imax screens across North America for the week, offering the first real glimpse of the new season, debuting in April, aside from a view vague clips online about three-eyed ravens and the vision "becoming clear."
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The move marks the first time a TV series has been transferred to the format, and given the scope, size and production value of the super-popular fantasy series, it makes perfect sense for "Game of Thrones" to be the first across that threshold. Of course, like most things with "Game of Thrones," I'm assuming this isn't really news to people who read the books.
And speaking of "Game of Thrones" trailers, let's just hope they're not going to punk us and show this Bad Lip-Reading version of the show instead, even though that would be pretty cool to see on a massive screen. Poor little kittens!
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