The Doctor Who Season 14 finale will air in theaters in the UK!

Say what you want about dwindling ratings on the BBC, but Doctor Who is heading to the big screen. The final two episodes of Season 14 will air in theaters in the UK.
The Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa) and Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson) in Doctor Who.
The Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa) and Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson) in Doctor Who. /

Get ready for world domination when it comes to Doctor Who. The Season 14 finale will air on the big screen in the UK!

There are a lot of comments about the linear ratings dwindling for Doctor Who in the UK. While there are a lot of people who want to blame it on having a Black Doctor or on the “woke” storytelling, the truth is that it has little to do with that. It’s actually to do with the episodes being available to stream on BBC iPlayer from midnight in the UK.

People are watching earlier. They’re watching on what is a streaming platform rather than on regular TV. Those numbers don’t get counted in the regular linear ratings, so it skews the data. And with Doctor Who getting its two-part season finale in theaters, it’s pretty clear that this series is still going strong.

You’ll need to stay up late to watch Doctor Who in theaters

Yes, the two-part finale will air in theaters. That means fans will get to watch “The Legend of Ruby Sunday” and “Empire of Death” together with their friends and family on a screen that it deserves.

You’ll just need to stay up until 11 p.m. UK time. Fortunately, it’s a Friday night. The episodes will air on Friday, June 21, so a lot of people won’t have work the next day.

This is only happening in the bigger theaters around the country. Don’t expect to see the episodes air in independent theaters. You’ll want to go to one of the following:


Radio Times has a full list of locations for each of the theaters so that you know if you can watch or if you need to travel. This experience is going to be worth the travel for fellow Whovians.

You’ll need to go to the website for your local theater to get tickets. Book them in advance because these are likely to sell out fast. This is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and I’m jealous that I no longer live in the UK!

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