January 16, 2013, 7:33 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- In November 2013, Dr Who, one of the UK's best-loved TV series marks its 50th anniversary. Kicking off its year-long countdown to this landmark, the UK's biggest national film centre will be hosting a massive Saturday afternoon screenings of the first Dr Who episode on January 12th.
Loved for its quirky appeal, humorous baddies, collage of sci-fi settings and witty yet eccentric Doctor, Dr Who continues to be one of the most popular shows on terrestrial television, with Matt Smith, the latest doctor, a huge celebrity.
The host venue for the screening is London's BFI Southbank, originally the National Film Theatre, and now the heart of many of the city's biggest festivals and gala openings. With three big screens and a smaller studio space it shows up to 2000 films a year.
Fervent Dr Who fans will not want to miss the chance to see a very rare episode of the show on the big screen. For fans travelling up especially for the event, LondonTown.com has a pick of discounts and savings on central London hotels, which can help to make a weekend of it.
Save 72% on the Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London, located just on the south side of Westminster Bridge and a few minutes' walk to the BFI Southbank – doubles for 12 th January are £110.
Alternatively, stay on the other side of the river in 5* luxury at the Royal Horseguards, a Guoman Hotel on Whitehall, with doubles from £266, a saving of over 50%.