Doctor Who Christmas Special is coming to the big screen!

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Fathom Events and BBC Worldwide North America have teamed up again to bring you this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Return of Doctor Mysterio to the big screen for two nights only – December 27 and 29!

With over 420 cinemas nationwide, the Doctor Who Christmas Special will include the 60-minute special (which also airs on BBC America on Christmas Day) and two exclusive bonus features – A New Kind of Hero, a inside look at Doctor Who’s concept of a modern superhero, and a special Christmas Doctor Who Extra, showcasing the behind-the-scenes look at the special with Peter Capaldi, Matt Lucas, and showrunner Steven Moffat.

Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Return of Doctor Mysterio official synopsis:

This Christmas on BBC One, the Doctor joins forces with a comic-book superhero in New York for a heroic special written by Steven Moffat, titled ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’.

The family favourite will return on Christmas day as the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, joins forces with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, The Player) and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat.

Steven Moffat, Writer and Executive Producer, says: “I’ve always loved superheroes and this Christmas Doctor Who dives into that world. My favourite superhero is Clark Kent. Not Superman, Clark Kent.”

Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black, War of the Worlds) plays Grant in the special, he says: “Working with the amazing people at Doctor Who has been one of the most fun and rewarding projects I’ve ever had the pleasure of being involved with.”

Matt Lucas (Nardole) will also be joining the cast of the special with Adetomiwa Edun (Lucifer, Bates Motel), Aleksandar Jovanovic and Logan Hoffman.

The 60 minute Doctor Who Christmas Special will air on BBC One and is written by Steven Moffat, Executive Produced by Brian Minchin, Produced by Peter Bennett and Directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark), it was shot in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 18th and can be purchased here. For a complete list of Fathom Event theaters, you can check them out here.

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