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Jodie Whittaker is getting a proper Gallifreyan welcome as she premieres her 13th Doctor.

It has been announced that ‘Doctor Who‘s’ upcoming Christmas special, ‘Twice Upon a Time,’ will be available in movie theaters around the US…for one night only! The episode, which will bid farewell to Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor and introduce Whittaker as the first woman to play the role, will be shown in theaters nationwide on Wednesday, December. 27 at 7 p.m. local time.

Immediately following the episode, two exclusive bonus pieces of footage will take audiences behind the scenes of the holiday special and celebrate Capaldi, who has inhabited the Tardis since 2013 and exiting showrunner Steven Moffat.

The holiday special is set to bring together a number of past Doctors; in addition to Capaldi and Whittaker, ‘Game of Thrones‘’ David Bradley will appear as the First Doctor, a role originated by the late William Hartnell when the sci-fi series premiered in 1963. ‘Twice Upon a Time’ will also bring back Pearl Mackie as Bill, the Doctor’s latest companion. Mark Gatiss (Moffat’s ‘Sherlock’ co-creator, who has also written for ‘Doctor Who’) will also guest star in the episode.

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Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Frueh said in a recent statement:

“’Twice Upon a Time’ will mark the 16th cinema event we have presented in partnership with BBC Worldwide North America. Our Doctor Who events are the perfect opportunities for Whovians to meet up, giving them a chance to enjoy their favorite content together in a big screen setting.”

Sergei Kuharsky, EVP Franchise and Digital Enterprises, BBC Worldwide North America, added:

“The regeneration of the Doctor is a must see event for ‘Doctor Who’ fans around the world. And who wouldn’t want to watch the historic emergence of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor on the big screen?”

You can purchase tickets for ‘Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time’ beginning Friday, October 20 by visiting FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Don’t try to jump in your own Tardis to buy them sooner, that date is a fixed point in time!

‘Doctor Who’ returns December 25 on BBC America. Check out the trailer below!