The last two episodes of Game of Thrones Season 6 were nothing short of epic. Think of Jon Snow’s first-person perspective of “The Battle of the Bastards” in Episode 9, and the explosive opening scene of Episode 10 at Casterly Rock; those two scenes alone should be enough to bring the TV show to the big screen, once again.
In case you weren’t aware of Game of Thrones‘ theatrical debut, in January of 2015 IMAX theaters brought Game of Thrones: The IMAX Experience (Season 4: Episodes 9 and 10) to IMAX screens via Warner Bros. Pictures.
In fact, 44 titles (mainly full-length feature films) were converted through the IMAX DMR process and released to IMAX theaters that year, up by four titles from the previous year. Game of Thrones gained the title of being the first TV show to be released to IMAX theaters.
But the Game of Thrones IMAX conversion was not be a yearly tradition. There was no theatrical distribution of the final episodes of Season 5 (although the episodes did have several epic scenes that would have translated well to IMAX screens; think of the fighting pit scene in Slaver’s Bay, Jon’s return to the wall, and Cersei’s atonement, to name a few).
It’s true that most TV shows may not translate well to the big screen, but Game of Thrones does. One might even entertain the thought of a short run of a full season of GOT in theaters, which wouldn’t be that imperceivable considering The Hobbit Extended Trilogy had a limited theatrical run at a total run-time of 9 hours. The ten episodes of Game of Thrones Season 6 together total only about 30 minutes longer.
Ahh, it’s just wishful thinking.