Newswire: Game Of Thrones to be the first TV series shown in IMAX

Because it’s going to get your money somehow, dammit, HBO has announced plans to bring two episodes of Game Of Thrones to IMAX theaters, the first time a TV series has been screened in the immersive giant-screen format. According to Entertainment Weekly, season four’s penultimate episode “The Watchers On The Wall” and season finale “The Children” will be remastered and screened in 150 IMAX theaters for one week from January 23-29, along with a full trailer for season five.

Game Of Thrones doesn’t return until April, and teasers so far have been maddeningly brief, so this will hopefully be a satisfying fix for fans craving the hard stuff after subsisting on casting rumors and gimmicky mashups since June. And if any TV series deserves to be seen in IMAX, it’s Thrones, whose cinematic scope rivals that of many big-screen fantasy epics. On the other hand—here …

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