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This year’s ‘Doctor Who Christmas Special’ will get a 2-night theatrical release

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Fans of the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who will have a little something extra to look forward to this holiday season, now that there are plans to bring this year s Christmas Special to theaters for a two-night run.

This week, BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events announced that The Return of Doctor Mysterio — this year s holiday-themed special episode of Doctor Who — will be screened for two nights after Christmas in just shy of 400 theaters nationwide.

Big-screen showings of the 60-minute episode will be accompanied by a pair of behind-the-scenes features that won t air during the December 25 broadcast of the episode on BBC America.

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Written by Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat and directed by Ed Bazalgette Poldark , The Return of Doctor Mysterio has The Doctor Peter Capaldi teaming up with an investigative journalist played by Charity Wakefield Wolf Hall and a mysterious superhero to save New York City from a dangerous alien.

The episode s cast also includes Justin Chatwin Orphan Black, Shameless , Matt Lucas Alice in Wonderland , Adetomiwa Edun Lucifer, Bates Motel , Aleksandar Jovanovic Collide , and Logan Hoffman V .

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