Originally posted on Variety:
HBO and IMAX have struck a deal to make “Game of Thrones” the first TV series to grace the theatrical distributors’ big screens.
An exclusive season 5 trailer, as well as the final two episodes of the fourth season, will get an unprecedented run Jan. 23-29 at 150 theaters in top markets across the U.S.
While the visual spectacle of the HBO hit makes it a natural for the big-screen treatment, “Thrones” will be digitally remastered to fit the IMAX format.
“The cinematic brilliance and grand scope of the series is perfect for the IMAX format,” said Pamela Levine, chief marketing officer at HBO. “We are always looking to provide fans with new and exciting ways to experience the show and viewing two key episodes, along with the new trailer, on such an impressive platform makes for a great event.”
IMAX has indicated previously its intent to branch out beyond…
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