Austin among the cities, with an ATX Festival-sponsored event
Didn’t get invited to the glitzy Hollywood premiere of Game of Thrones season 6?
You might get a chance to see the first episode on the big screen after all: Four cities will have special Thrones premiere screenings next weekend.
We’re told there will be events in Atlanta, Boston and Denver. But the first screening have details on is in Austin, Texas. There the ATX Television Festival and the Alamo Drafthouse will host a a Thrones-themed scavenger hunt contest followed by a screening of “The Red Woman.”
All the city screenings will be held the night of April 24 — so you won’t get see the first episode ahead of everybody else, but you’ll get to watch it with a crowd of fans in movie theater at the same time the show premieres on the East Coast. And as anybody who has seen Thrones on the big screen can attest, the experience is very much worthwhile.
Here’s how tickets will work for the Austin screening: You’ll need to get into teams of 3–6 players and register here. The scavenger hunt will begin downtown at 5 p.m. on April 24. At 7 p.m., the top teams will be invited via text to the Thrones screening at 8 p.m. Also, we’re hearing Missandei herself (Nathalie Emmanuel) will be on hand. Costumes are, of course, encouraged.
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