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Winter Is Coming...

... to Santa Fe, and the Jean Cocteau Cinema.

The fourth season of GAME OF THRONES is only a few months away.  Tyrion, Jon, Arya, Sansa, the Hound, Joffrey, Cersei, Jaime, Brienne, Bronn, Sam, Daenerys, and all the rest of the characters you love or hate will be returning to your TV screens... oh, along about late March or early April, I'd say.  So what time could be better to refresh yourselves on the first three seasons of the show?

So, by special arrangement with HBO, the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe will be presenting a GAME OF THRONES retrospective.  New Mexicans -- and lucky tourists passing through at the right time -- will have a chance to see the show the way only VIPs and cast members and critics have ever seen it before, at private screenings and premieres -- on the big screen at a movie theatre.

Starting on Monday, January 6, and continuing through late March, the Cocteau will be presenting weekly screenings of GAME OF THRONES, in order.  Some weeks we'll show two episodes, some weeks three.   I expect to be on hand personally for many of the screenings (though, PLEASE NOTE, probably not all), to introduce the episodes beforehand, answer questions afterward, and sign a few books as well.   And it may be we will have some other special guests as well, either in person or via Skype.  Can't promise anything as of yet, but we're working on it.

Our official screening schedule looks like this:

Monday, January 6           season one, episodes 1-3,
Monday, January 13         season one, episodes 4-5,
Monday, January 20         season one, episodes 6-8,
Monday, January 27         season one, episodes 9-10,
Monday, February 3              season two, episodes 1-3,
Wednesday, February 12      season two, episodes 4-5,
Wednesday, February 19      season two, episodes 6-8,
Friday, February 28          season two, episodes 9-10,
Monday, March 3              season three, episodes 1-3,
Monday, March 10            season three, episodes 4-5,
Monday, March 17            season three, episodes 6-8,
Monday, March 24            season three, episodes 9-10

And I have saved the best part for last.

Admission to all GAME OF THRONES screenings will be ABSOLUTELY FREE.

No tickets, no passes, no payment required.  First come, first served.  Come to the Cocteau and come on in... so long as we have seats.  But we only have 125 of those, so best come early if you want to be sure of a place.

We'll have door prizes as well.  Not to mention the best popcorn in town.

See you at the cinema, for GAME OF THRONES as you've never seen it before.


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Dec. 20th, 2013 12:50 am (UTC)
This looks awesome!! I'm sure it shall be a huge smash!
Dec. 20th, 2013 12:53 am (UTC)
That title completely fooled me. Touché, Mr. Martin. Touché.
Dec. 20th, 2013 12:54 am (UTC)
Season Four
As you've mentioned Season four... will the guys at HBO follow the structure of books four and five with the split into north and south or will the stories be sorted a bit more chronologically to not let the viewers get out of synch in between the switching from place to place?
You know, like they played around with Lord of the Rings in comparison between books five and six and the Return of the King movie...?
Dec. 20th, 2013 05:51 am (UTC)
Re: Season Four
With the pacing of books to TV, I foresee Season 4 will likely finish up Book 3 and mix in bits of Books 4 and 5, while Season 5 does the hard work of encompassing the majority of both books. Potentially, the last two seasons of the show could coincide with the last two books for a simpler, easier pacing as Season 1 had. That is my thought, of course.
Dec. 20th, 2013 12:56 am (UTC)
I wish!! I'm in md though. I love when theaters show TV shows. Or baby is due Jan 9th...we're naming her khalessi! Jk :) but she'll be a winter baby, which we definitely prefer! Team Stark!!
Ray Feighery
Dec. 20th, 2013 12:57 am (UTC)
Was certainly hoping for something like this but in a tighter time frame so a trip might be possible...maybe we can make it down for one of the weekends?
Dec. 20th, 2013 01:04 am (UTC)
Dear Martin, couldn't you ask Elio and Linda do the same? I would love it and I live in Sweden, pitch perfect I would say!

Ah, guess it's a forever Santa Fe exclusive. Glad for you! Great idea as well.

Take care and write well, stay strong!

Love from all swedish fans

Edited at 2013-12-20 01:05 am (UTC)
Dec. 20th, 2013 01:22 am (UTC)
Sadly, I am on the other side of the continent, and cannot take advantage of the showings. I do have tem on my NetFlix queue. It is not a reprisal for me, but a first viewing postponed but not forgotten. I will watch the first DVD again on Christmas Day, when I finally get to go home, then continue with the series. I will probably check on streaming, which I only just realized I can do on a Kindle, when I get home. (Yes, I could have tried to do all that from here, but you know Wifi's insecurities.)
Dec. 20th, 2013 01:31 am (UTC)
Seems like a lot of work - putting all of that together... You're amazing...
Dec. 20th, 2013 02:36 am (UTC)
VIPs, cast members and critics may be the only ones to see it in a movie theatre, but they're not the only ones to see it on a big screen. I have a projector and screen at home, and can confirm that Game of Thrones looks and sounds absolutely incredible at big screen size. Not that I think anyone near the Jean Cocteau is likely to need any encouragement to see it there!
Dec. 20th, 2013 03:00 am (UTC)
Okay, that is completely awesome. If I lived in Santa Fe, I would so be there.
Kyle Milligan
Dec. 20th, 2013 03:06 am (UTC)
Winter Is Coming
When I saw the title of this post on my RSS feed, I certainly got excited. Not that this isn't an exciting event, but.... well, you know.

Well played, Mr. Martin. I wish I could attend but I'm on the wrong side of the country. Next time, maybe.
Dec. 20th, 2013 04:21 am (UTC)
I have to say that the popcorn really is good! I will try to get up to SF to see this. If only for that popcorn.
Dec. 20th, 2013 04:26 am (UTC)
Wow! I can't wait for season four ((( I'll be eagerly waiting for spring.Thank you for your work.
Dec. 20th, 2013 05:08 am (UTC)
Jeez George, you're so cool. I'd love to have a theater near me program the kind of movies that you've posted about so far. But introducing GoT episodes in person? Free admission? Let me be first to nominate you for fandom sainthood!
Dec. 20th, 2013 05:49 am (UTC)
I Wish I Lived in New Mexico
I could not think of a finer way to warm up for the winter.
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