Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode coming to Calgary theatres

Doctor Who fans all over the world are shining up their Sonic Screwdrivers and counting down the days until Nov. 23rd, when their beloved science fiction-drama turns 50 years old.

The 50th anniversary will be celebrated with a special episode, and theatres all over the world including three in Calgary will be broadcasting the episode.

SAIT RBTN student Morgan Sawchuk says she plans to attend the event not only because she wants to be  around other fans, but because she is curious about the outcome.

“Doctor Who is like a part of me, so I’m hoping to find others who share that and watch someone really amazing ,” says Sawchuk.

Doctor Who fans, or Whovians as they call themselves, can buy tickets to watch the anniversary special on the big screen in 3D on Nov. 23rd at the Scotiabank Theatre in Chinook Mall.

The special episode will be shown again on the 25th at the Scotiabank Theatre  as well as Cineplex Odeon theatres in Sunridge and Westhills.

Tickets for the Nov. 23rd and Nov. 25th shows are  already sold out at the Sunridge. 

However, tickets are still available for the Nov. 25th shows at Chinook and Westhills.

For those unable to make it to the theatres, Doctor Who will be simultaneously broadcast  all over the world on Nov.  23rd  so that Whovians everywhere can watch the 50th anniversary special at the same time as those watching from Britain on BBC one .

The special will air in Canada on Space at 12:50 p.m. MST.

The special called “Day of the Doctor” will pick up from  where the seventh season’s finale left off.

The special was written by Doctor Who’s head writer Steven Moffat. It will feature fan-favourites David Tennant and Billie Piper as the Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler alongside the current Doctor (Matt Smith) and companion (Jenna Louise Coleman).

The special will also star John Hurt as The Doctor who was introduced at the end of the previous season.

Anticipation: Morgan Sawchuk, decked out in a Doctor Who t-shirt and holding a pair of the tv series' signature Sonic Screwdrivers, is gearing up for the 50th-anniversary episode. The SAIT student is one of many fans expected to take in the special episode at three Calgary theatres later this month. (Photo by Centaine Tyler/The Press)
Anticipation: Morgan Sawchuk, decked out in a Doctor Who t-shirt and holding a pair of the tv series’ signature Sonic Screwdrivers, is gearing up for the 50th-anniversary episode. The SAIT student is one of many fans expected to take in the special episode at three Calgary theatres later this month. (Photo by Centaine Tyler/The Press)
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