'The Day of The Doctor' is the 50th anniversary special of the British sci-fi television program Doctor Who. On Saturday, November 23, 2013, ‘The Day of The Doctor’ will be simulcast on television in over 75 countries including BBC America in the U.S., BBC One in the UK, and Space Channel in Canada. It will also be screened in cinemas in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Germany, and Russia.
For information on screenings outside of the U.S. and Canada, click here.
In addition to the Saturday screenings, there will be a special screening event Monday, November 25, 2013 showing The Day of The Doctor in over 400 theaters across the U.S. The Day of The Doctor will also screen in Canada in over 60 cinemas. To buy tickets for the Canadian screening, visit Cineplex.com
'The Day of The Doctor' will also be available online on Sunday, November 24, 2013.
This is your guide to how to watch ‘The Day of The Doctor’.
What are The Day of The Doctor U.S. Special Screenings?
Doctor Who fans all over the world are coming together on Saturday November 23rd to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the show and watch the special episode ‘The Day of The Doctor.’ While most of us will watch it on air on BBC America and on TV in over 75 countries around the world, there will also be special 3D simulcast cinema screenings in eleven cities in the U.S.
Tickets for the November 23 screenings will go on sale on Friday October 25th at 9:00am ET through Fandango.com and Cinemark.com.
There will also be U.S. screenings of ‘Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor’ in over 300 cinemas on Monday, November 25th. Tickets will be on sale for the Monday night screenings on Friday, October 25th at 9:00am ET through FathomEvents.com.
Starting Friday October 25th at 9:00am, you can buy tickets for the Saturday, November 23rd screenings through Fandango.com and Cinemark.com.
Tickets will also be available for the Monday, November 25th screenings through FathomEvents.com
‘The Day of the Doctor’ on November 23rd is a global simulcast premiere screening. This is the kind of thing we’d usually only do in one city at one event. We’ve stepped up for the 50th Anniversary and will host simulcast screenings in eleven cities at the same time it is airing on BBC America.
In addition to Saturday’s special screenings, there will be an additional cinema event on Monday, November 25th in the evening at 300 cinemas across the U.S.
To find out if there’s a screening near you, go to FathomEvents.com on Friday, October 25th at 9:00am ET.
Yes! The screenings are all ages! Doctor Who is for everyone!
We suggest that you arrive at cinema early as we anticipate that the theaters will be seating on a first-come, first-serve basis.
If you do get there early, remember that Doctor Who fans love to celebrate waiting in line almost as much as 50th Anniversaries and frequently use #DWLineCon to chat on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr when they’re waiting.
If you’re still worried about not getting enough seats together or getting there early enough, call your local cinema to see what they suggest.
Since you probably got to the cinema early and possibly had to wait in line, you may have already made some new friends. We love that! Fans around the world will be talking to each other using the hashtags #SaveTheDay and #TheDayofTheDoctor. Join the conversations on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, and Vine by posting your own photos and videos.
And remember you’re also there to watch the special episode, so please be thoughtful about others around you and shhhh!
We’re so sorry you had a problem! It depends on who you purchased your ticket from.
For Saturday screenings you should contact customer service at Fandango (http://fandango.custhelp.com/app/ask or 866-857-5191) or Cinemark (1-800-Cinemark or email@example.com).
For Monday night screenings, contact Fathom Events (firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-295-8587).
We wish we could screen the 50th Anniversary in every cinema throughout all of space and time, but unfortunately we can’t. The Day of the Doctor will also be simulcast on BBC America (click here to see your regional channel listing.)
Yes! If you want to be able to see the 50th Anniversary surrounded in an exciting cinema filled with other wonderful Doctor Who fans, we strongly encourage you to go to the Monday night screenings. Make it a party! Dress up in your favorite cosplay outfit, grab your sonic screwdriver and celebrate ‘Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor’.
All information about screenings outside of the US is available at doctorwho.tv.
Will I still be able to watch The Day of The Doctor in the U.S. if I am unable to get tickets?
Do you have BBC America? Then yes! (Here’s a list of where you will be able to watch in other countries.)
The episode will also be available to watch on November 24th via Apple iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Microsoft XBOX Video, Samsung Hub, Sony PSN, VDIO and Vudu.
Lucky you! Do you know a Doctor Who fan in need? If you don’t, maybe this is a great time to meet one. Ask your friends to ask their friends and maybe you can meet someone new to go with. Otherwise this could be a great opportunity to introduce someone else you know to Doctor Who. Tickets on you - popcorn on them.
Over 75 countries are taking part in the global simulcast of Doctor Who on November 23, 2013. For more information about your country, see the list below:
Angola: BBC Entertainment Argentina: BBC Entertainment & BBC HD (Latin America) Australia: ABC1 Benin: BBC Entertainment Bolivia: BBC Entertainment & BBC HD (Latin America) Botswana: BBC Entertainment Brazil: BBC Entertainment & BBC HD (Latin America) Burkina Faso: BBC Entertainment Burundi: BBC Entertainment Cameroon: BBC Entertainment Cape Verde Islands: BBC Entertainment Central African Republic: BBC Entertainment Chad: BBC Entertainment Chile: BBC Entertainment & BBC HD (Latin America) Colombia: BBC Entertainment & BBC HD (Latin America) Congo: BBC Entertainment Costa Rica: BBC Entertainment & BBC HD (Latin America) Cote d’Ivoire: BBC Entertainment Democratic Republic of the Congo: BBC Entertainment Djibouti: BBC Entertainment Dominican Republic: BBC Entertainment & BBC HD (Latin America) Ecuador: BBC Entertainment & BBC HD (Latin America) El Salvador: BBC Entertainment & BBC HD (Latin America) Equatorial Guinea: BBC Entertainment Eritrea: BBC Entertainment Ethiopia: BBC Entertainment Finland: YLE 1 France: France 4 Gabon: BBC Entertainment Gambia: BBC Entertainment Germany: FOX Ghana: BBC Entertainment Guatemala: BBC Entertainment & BBC HD (Latin America) Guinea: BBC Entertainment Guinea Bissau: BBC Entertainment Honduras: BBC Entertainment & BBC HD (Latin America) Hong Kong: BBC Entertainment Indonesia: BBC Entertainment Israel: Yes Italy: Rai Kenya: BBC Entertainment Liberia: BBC Entertainment Madagascar: BBC Entertainment MalawiBBC Entertainment Malaysia: BBC Entertainment Mali: BBC Entertainment Mauritania: BBC Entertainment Mauritius: BBC Entertainment Mexico: BBC Entertainment & BBC HD (Latin America) Mozambique: BBC Entertainment Myanmar: BBC Entertainment Namibia: BBC Entertainment New Zealand: Prime Canada: Space Nicaragua: BBC Entertainment & BBC HD (Latin America) Niger: BBC Entertainment Nigeria: BBC Entertainment Panama: BBC Entertainment & BBC HD (Latin America) Paraguay: BBC Entertainment & BBC HD (Latin America) Peru: BBC Entertainment & BBC HD (Latin America) Poland: BBC Entertainment Russia: Karousel (MCG) Russia: NKS Rwanda: BBC EntertainmentSao Tome & Principe: BBC Entertainment Senegal: BBC Entertainment Seychelles: BBC Entertainment Sierra Leone: BBC Entertainment Singapore: BBC Entertainment Somalia: BBC Entertainment South Africa: BBC Entertainment South Korea: BBC Entertainment South Korea: KBS2 South Sudan: BBC Entertainment Sudan: BBC Entertainment Swaziland: BBC Entertainment Taiwan: BBC Entertainment Tanzania & Zanzibar: BBC Entertainment Thailand: BBC Entertainment Togo: BBC Entertainment Turkey: NTV Uganda: BBC Entertainment UK: BBC One Uruguay: BBC Entertainment & BBC HD (Latin America) USA: BBC America Venezuela: BBC Entertainment & BBC HD (Latin America) Zambia: BBC Entertainment Zimbabwe: BBC Entertainment
Doctor Who: The Day of The Doctor will be available for purchase online in the U.S. via the following services:
Doctor Who will be available to watch online in the UK via iPlayer.