Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: The Time Lord Makes Cinema History

23/11/2013 19:39 | Updated 22 May 2015

Doctor Who's 50th anniversary programme on TV is also making cinema history.

A special 3D version of Saturday's 50th anniversary episode Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor - which stars Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and John Hurt - is being shown in cinemas nationwide at the exact moment it is broadcast on BBC1.

Vue Entertainment – which is showing the episode at its 82 cinemas – reckons the show is set to become the biggest one-off UK cinema screening in history.

It is expected that the screening will break previous records held by the Rolling Stones's concert film Shine a Light, West End play NT live: The Audience with Dame Helen Mirren, and the 25th anniversary live concert of musical Les Miserables in 2010.

As expected, there has been phenomenal demand for the special 3D cinema version, which features an additional exclusive two-minute introduction. Vue cinemas have added thousands of extra seats on the Saturday and the Sunday to cope with the demand from fans of the Doctor.

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