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Doctor Who Christmas Special is Coming to Theaters

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Doctor Who Christmas Special is Coming to Theaters

The 2016 “Doctor Who” Christmas special, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio,” will receive a limited two-day theatrical run on Dec. 27 and Dec. 29 in select U.S. theaters, thanks to Fathom Events.

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In the episode, Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor joins with a journalist (Charity Wakefield) and a superhero (Justin Chatwin) to save New York City from some an alien menace. For a second successive year, the Christmas special with also pair Capaldi with comedian Matt Lucas, who first appeared as the bumbling Nardole in the 2015 festive outing “The Husbands of River Song,” and is set to reprise the role as in the show’s 10th season.

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In addition to showing the full 60-minute episode, the Fathom Event screenings will also include two bonus featurettes: “A New Kind of Superhero” focuses on the show’s approach to creating a modern superhero, while “Doctor Who Extra” serves as a short making-of documentary.

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Fathom Events previously screened episodes of “Doctor Who” U.S. theaters, including the final two episodes of Season Eight, the 2015 Christmas special and the animated reconstruction of the Second Doctor story “Power of the Daleks.”

Tickets for the event are available beginning today, and can be purchased on the Fathom Events website, which features a list of all participating cinemas.

The “Doctor Who” Christmas special will also air on Christmas on BBC One and BBC America.

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