Doctor Who Christmas Special ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’ Comes to Movie Theaters in December

Doctor Mysterio returns to movie theaters for the first time. Will you be there?

As is well known, the Doctor Who Christmas special has its usual air date of December 25th on televisions around the world. According to an official press release from BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events, the upcoming 2016 Christmas special, ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio,’ will be shown in approximately four hundred and twenty movie theaters around the United States. The showtimes will be at 7 PM local time on Tuesday, December 27th and Thursday, December 29th.

In addition to the main feature, which runs sixty minutes, there will be two exclusive bonus features:

A New Kind of Superhero will provide insight into the “concept of a modern superhero” according to Doctor Who.

A special Christmas Doctor Who Extra will give a behind-the-scenes look at the “making of this year’s special, with appearances by stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, and showrunner and executive producer Steven Moffat.” It is unknown at this point whether or not this will be different than the behind-the-scenes featurette that was released in October.

Matt Lucas will return as Nardole to team up with Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi in this year’s special, which will also star Justin Chatwin as Grant, Charity Wakefield as an investigative journalist, Adetomiwa Edun, Aleksandar Jovanovic, and Logan Hoffman.

Tickets sales begin tomorrow, Friday, November 18th at “participating theater box offices,” and on Fathom Events.

Back in September, showrunner Steven Moffat and writer Mark Gatiss each hyped the special with glowing praise. Also, Capaldi and Moffat recently discussed the origin of the name “Doctor Mysterio.”

Have you been to a Doctor Who event in a movie theater before? Will you be going to the ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’ event? Let us know in the comments below.