- Exhibition returns to Toronto`s TIFF Bell Lightbox May 14 - 18 and
premieres in Vancouver at the Pacific National Exhibition August 16 -
September 1 (closed August 18 & 25) -
- Free to the public, the HBO® exhibit transports fans into enchanted world of GAME OF THRONES with
all-new installations -
- Season 4 of HBO's GAME OF THRONES premieres Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m.
ET/MT on HBO Canada -
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TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - HBO Canada welcomes back for a
third year in a row GAME OF THRONES® THE EXHIBITION, a free event celebrating the craftsmanship that brings the epic series
to life. Specifically created to bring the enchanted world of the series and its
characters directly to fans, the new exhibition is presented by HBO and
Bell Media in Toronto, returning once again to TIFF Bell Lightbox; and
by HBO and the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver, in association
with Corus Entertainment, as part of this summer's Fair at the PNE (The
GAME OF THRONES exhibit is free with admission at the Fair at the PNE).
The announcement comes as GAME OF THRONES - Canada's most-watched pay TV series - is confirmed to begin its fourth
season Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada. HBO Canada is a multiplex channel of Bell Media's The
Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central
More information about the exhibition, including details on how to
secure tickets, will be announced in coming weeks at:
** Media Note ** - Download photos at bellmediaPR.ca/Network/HBO-Canada or http://mediacentre.corusent.com.
GAME OF THRONES is an epic series whose storylines of treachery and nobility, family and honour, ambition
and love, and death and survival, has captured the imagination of fans
globally and made it one of the most popular shows on television.
"As evidenced by the over-the-top reaction to last season's notorious
"Red Wedding," the record-breaking viewership numbers for pay
television in Canada, and the huge turnout for the last two instalments
of the exhibition in Toronto, GAME OF THRONES fans are a dedicated and
passionate lot," said Catherine MacLeod, Senior Vice-President,
Specialty Channels and Bell Media Production. "We look forward to
continuing to work with HBO to bring fans up-close-and-personal with
its biggest series and to returning to TIFF Bell Lightbox, the site of
the first-ever GAME OF THRONES exhibition."
"As the largest ticketed event in British Columbia, the Fair at the PNE
is extremely proud to present GAME OF THRONES as a featured
free-with-admission exhibit at this year's Fair," says PNE President
and CEO Michael McDaniel. "The PNE has a long history of providing
superior family programming and we believe GAME OF THRONES: THE
EXHIBITION will be a huge hit with Fairgoers and guests from around the
In addition to Toronto and Vancouver, the GAME OF THRONES® THE EXHIBITION will also visit New York City, New York; Mexico City, Mexico; Austin,
Texas; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Oslo, Norway; and Belfast, Northern
Ireland. The exhibit will offer a fresh perspective on the series,
focusing on key places, characters and relationships from the program.
The free-of-charge, not-to-be-missed exhibition will feature new
installations, showcasing a collection of nearly 100 original artifacts
from pivotal scenes in Seasons 1, 2, and 3, plus select pieces from the
upcoming fourth season.
Among the displays are:
Costumes, props, armour, and weapons - created by artisans whose extraordinary craftsmanship has lent
authenticity to the show since its inception, the collection includes a
magnificent costume display featuring cloaks, dresses and armour;
iconic artifacts such as model dragons and eggs; weaponry comprising of
crossbows, daggers, spears, hatchets and swords; crowns and
headdresses; jewellery; books, letters and maps; House banners;
storyboards, and much more.
Interactive Experience - fans will have an opportunity to participate in a new, fully immersive
interactive experience that will place them within the world of Westeros.
Iron Throne - fans will also have an opportunity to have their photo taken on the
coveted Iron Throne.
For continued updates and details on the exhibition, visit TheMovieNetwork.ca/GOTexhibit and MovieCentral.ca/GOTexhibit. The official hashtags are #GOTExhibit #HBOCanada
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
About HBO Canada:
HBO Canada brings Canadians HBO's current slate of signature dramatic
and comedic programs, together with new and never-before-seen
programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events,
behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO's extensive library - all
in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in
high definition on HBO Canada HD and programming is accessible on TMN
GO and HBO Canada OnDemand. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com. In Eastern Canada, HBO Canada is a division of Bell Media, which is
part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications
company. In Western Canada, HBO Canada is offered by Corus
Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada).
Owned by the City of Vancouver, the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) is
a healthy and vibrant non-profit charity organization dedicated to
providing over 3 million visitors a year with first-class cultural,
sporting and family entertainment events. Founded in 1910, the PNE
operates from a 114-acre site at Hastings Park, a multi-facility venue
in Vancouver where the organization operates four activity streams: an
annual 15-day Fair, Playland Amusement Park, maintenance and care of
the Hastings Park site and management of the site's year-round
facilities. These facilities are utilized to celebrate a variety of
hockey, amateur sporting, music, community, social, cultural and
commercial events throughout the year.
About Movie Central:
Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B), a
Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market
leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay
television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and
children's animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
SOURCE: HBO CANADA
For further information:
- HBO Canada -
For The Movie Network (Eastern Canada)
Jessica Charbonneau, 416.956.8638 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For Movie Central (Western Canada):
Owen McCorquodale, 416.479.6068 or owen.McCorquodale@corusent.com
For TIFF Bell Lightbox
Communications Department, 416-934-3200 or email email@example.com
For Pacific National Exhibition:
Pacific National Exhibition
Tel: 604-771-5176 (Mobile)