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Like everyone else, I'm a huge fan of Game of Thrones. In fact, I would usually go as far as to say that I'll never get tried of the series. But, with that said, I'm not sure I'd be able to make it through a recently announced screening of the HBO show.
The Prince Charles Cinema in London will screen all seven seasons back-to-back later this month. Just to give you a feel for it, that's a total of four days and nights, beginning at 7pm on 27 November with a screening of episode one of season one 'Winter Is Coming' and ending with the finale of season seven, 'the Dragon and the Wolf', at 4:51pm on 30 November.
A Monday to a Thursday, writing off an almost an entire working week, watching a total of 174,373 on-screen deaths:
The entire event will come to a close at 6:11pm and you'd better believe viewers will be seeing dragons in the sky when they leave the cinema and re-enter the real world.
In fact, a study back in May found that sleep deprivation causes the human brain to 'eat itself' so hardcore attendees might need a little assistance from the Lord of Light when the screening is through.
An artists impression of attendees following the screening:
Credit: HBO / Game Of Thrones
The good news, though, is that there will be evening dinner breaks of the marathon, during which pizza will be available from a pop-up stall. And fans that manage to make it through the entire screening will even go into a draw to win a year's worth of pizza.
The event is free in order to promote the release of the show's seventh season on download and Blu-Ray and you can grab tickets which give you access to the entire marathon via Prince Charles Cinema's Facebook page.
Here's how people reacted to the challenge:
This is bonkers! Who would survive?
- Daniel X. Nye (@daniel_nye) November 10, 2017
This is hands down the most insane thing a cinema will ever do. Only if you presented it in 4DX could it be even more insane.
- Jimi Fletcher (@fletchtalks) November 10, 2017
holy fuck! whos supposed to survive that?! :D
- ᛉ IH8YH ᛦ (@ih8yh) November 10, 2017
The initial batch sold out although more will be on sale again soon. There will also be a handful of tickets available on the door each day and announced on Twitter.
Featured Image Credit: HBO / Game Of Thrones
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