St. Petersburg is about to be overrun, not by hordes of White Walkers or wildlings, but by hundreds of rabid fans eager to watch their favorite HBO show on the IMAX big screen for the first time.
Game of Thrones, the now classic TV show based on George RR Martin's fantasy book series, will screen the final two episodes of its fourth season on IMAX screens all across the country beginning tonight and it should be nothing short of mind blowing.
Show creators DB Weiss and David Benioff saw it for themselves recently and were amazed. "It's a completely different viewing experience," says Weiss. "I'm still in shock." Benioff adds "I've never seen it on a screen like that with that kind of detail."
The Game of Thrones IMAX screening is a double feature that will begin with season four episode nine, which features everyone's favorite bastard, Jon Snow, fight alongside his fellow Nightwatchmen in an epic battle against Ygritte and the invading wildling armies from beyond the wall. Then comes the season finale that will bounce back and forth between the littlest Lannister, Tyrion, the dragon queen, Daenerys Targaryen, the continuing journey of Arya Stark, the visions of Bran, and the incestuous relations of Cersei and Jaime Lannister. And THEN, just when you think you couldn't handle anymore Game of Thrones, there will be a trailer for the highly anticipated fifth season set to air on April 12 on HBO.
If you're a Game of Thrones junkie then you have to head to St. Pete tonight to get your fix. The show will kick off at the Muvico in Sundial a little after 10 pm. I'd head out early, though, as there will likely be a line around the block. Can't make it tonight? Don't worry, the IMAX show runs until Feb. 5 and if for some reason you can't make it to Sundial you can always view Game of Thrones IMAX at Woodlands Square 20 in Oldsmar or the Veterans 24 in Tampa.
Check out show creators David Benioff's and DB Weiss' reactions to Game of Thrones IMAX as well as the fantastically remixed score here: