Those who closely follow George R. R. Martin’s LiveJournal (yes, he really has a LiveJournal), likely already know that Martin recently bought himself a movie theater in downtown Santa Fe.
The Jean Cocteau Cinema is an old movie theater that was on the verge of being torn down, before GRRM swooped in. Since his purchase back in August, the long-shuttered cinema has reopened and has been screening various old and obscure movies in its 120-seat, single-screen theater. And starting in January it will begin a special Game of Thrones screening marathon.
So, by special arrangement with HBO, the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe will be presenting a GAME OF THRONES retrospective. New Mexicans — and lucky tourists passing through at the right time — will have a chance to see the show the way only VIPs and cast members and critics have ever seen it before, at private screenings and premieres — on the big screen at a movie theatre.
Starting on Monday, January 6, and continuing through late March, the Cocteau will be presenting weekly screenings of GAME OF THRONES, in order. Some weeks we’ll show two episodes, some weeks three. I expect to be on hand personally for many of the screenings (though, PLEASE NOTE, probably not all), to introduce the episodes beforehand, answer questions afterward, and sign a few books as well. And it may be we will have some other special guests as well, either in person or via Skype. Can’t promise anything as of yet, but we’re working on it.
The screenings are completely free and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. You can see the full screening schedule below.
Winter Is Coming: This is really cool. I wish I lived a bit closer to Santa Fe so I could go to one of these. If anyone does get a chance to go, be sure to let us know about it. You’d be one of the lucky few people who could say they’ve watched Game of Thrones with George R. R. Martin!
Monday, January 6 season one, episodes 1-3,
Monday, January 13 season one, episodes 4-5,
Monday, January 20 season one, episodes 6-8,
Monday, January 27 season one, episodes 9-10,
Monday, February 3 season two, episodes 1-3,
Wednesday, February 12 season two, episodes 4-5,
Wednesday, February 19 season two, episodes 6-8,
Friday, February 28 season two, episodes 9-10,
Monday, March 3 season three, episodes 1-3,
Monday, March 10 season three, episodes 4-5,
Monday, March 17 season three, episodes 6-8,
Monday, March 24 season three, episodes 9-10