Not to be outdone by George R.R. Martin and his piddly-ass Game of Thrones screenings for 375 chosen souls who either live in or trekked to the American Southwest a week before the Season 4 premiere debuts on television, HBO announced this week that it will hold a screening TWO WEEKS EARLY for 7,000 PEOPLE on a BIG HONKING SCREEN in NEW YORK CITY for CHARITY. Thunder sufficiently stolen.
From the press release:
To celebrate the April 6 return of the global phenomenon Game of Thrones, HBO will host “The Epic Fan Experience” on March 20 at the Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. This spectacular, one-night only event will treat fans to a first-of-its-kind advanced fan screening of the fourth season’s debut episode. The experience will also include show costumes and props displays from the acclaimed traveling exhibition, photo ops on the Iron Throne and other special surprises.
The centerpiece of the night will be the blockbuster screening of the hotly anticipated new episode on a stadium sized screen for 7,000 of the show’s biggest fans.
Tickets for the event go on sale to the public at Ticketmaster on Thursday, March 6 for $15 (includes applicable taxes and service charges) with all net proceeds donated to charities: Nothing But Nets and Books for Africa.
Just so we’re clear, the funniest thing in the world would be a Game of Thrones bookreader showing up at this thing with a bullhorn and shouting spoilers at everyone standing in line waiting to get in. It would be chaos. People would rip him limb from limb and parade his head around the arena on a spike. Worth it, I say.
Source: The Verge