To celebrate the world’s longest running sci-fi series, Doctor Who, ODEON Dorchester will exclusively open its doors to fans this Saturday (November 23) for a big screening of the 50th anniversary episode.

Screened in 3D, ‘The Day of the Doctor’ stars Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and John Hurt.  Seating 173 in screen one, ODEON Dorchester will show the performance simultaneously to the BBC One broadcast at 19:30.

Dorset can claim quite a few connections to the Doctor as the county has starred as a film location for several episodes during its 50 year history.  Dorchester was specifically features as a film location in 1975 when the third Doctor, Tom Baker, visited Athelhampton House for The Seeds of Doom episode.

Alan Escott, General Manager at ODEON Dorchester, says: “With the county playing a starring role in many episodes of this sci-fi series, we’re delighted that ODEON Dorchester can play tribute to this and have the exclusive rights in Dorchester to show the 50th anniversary episode on the big screen.

“Doctor Who has built up a huge fan base during its five decades and we’d like to extend a warm welcome to Dorset’s biggest enthusiasts. We’re possibly expecting some fans to dress in Doctor Who attire in recognition of the show’s 50 years, which will be fantastic!” 

Standard seat tickets are priced at £12 for adults, £10 for seniors and students and £9.50 for children and teenagers.  Premium seats are priced at an extra £2 and if guests do not already have a pair of 3D glasses these can be purchased for £1. 

ODEON Dorchester is situated within the Brewery Square development and tickets for the Doctor Who screening can be booked by calling 0871 224 4007.