Free tickets available as of Monday, February 27
Exhibit features costumes, weaponry, props, photography and video from
the set of HBO's epic fantasy Game of Thrones, including never-before-seen items
Fans can have their picture taken sitting on the iconic Iron Throne
TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada), is joining forces with TIFF to offer the ultimate Spring Break escape - Game of Thrones: The Exhibition, a free, ten-day celebration of art and craftsmanship from the set of
HBO's acclaimed smash hit series.
Located in the expansive main-floor HSBC Gallery at TIFF Bell Lightbox
in Toronto, and designed and staged by TIFF's world-class exhibitions
team, Game of Thrones: The Exhibition showcases a wealth of material from HBO's global production, including:
six costumes; props symbolic of major plot twists; an assortment of
weaponry, tableware and banners that illustrate the series' distinctive
Houses; gorgeous still photography from Seasons 1 and 2; and
behind-the-scenes videos of the designers and craftspeople who bring
Westeros to life. Among the many highlights are: the never-before-seen
costume of Melisandre, a major character new to Season 2; a dragon egg;
the "Hand of the King" badge and the stag crown of Robert Baratheon.
The anchor to the exhibition is the infamous Iron Throne itself. Located
in the RBC Lobby at TIFF Bell Lightbox, fans and passers-by alike will
have the chance to be King or Queen for a day and be photographed with
Game of Thrones: The Exhibition is a free, ticketed event. Fans are invited to reserve a free ticket to
the exhibition starting Monday, February 27 at 10 am ET, either in-person at TIFF Bell Lightbox or by calling the TIFF Box Office at 416-599-TIFF/1-888-599-8433. Hours of operation for the exhibition are 12pm to 8pm daily, except on
March 12: 12pm to 10pm; and March 13: 10am to 8pm. The exhibition is
recommended for ages 14+. Tickets are limited at 4 per person. Full
ticketing details available at tiff.net.
NOTE TO MEDIA: Advance media tours of Game of Thrones: The Exhibition will take place on Thursday, March 8, subject to availability. For more details, please contact the Media
Relations team at HBO Canada (see below for contact information).
Additional Game of Thrones events at TIFF Bell Lightbox happening during Spring Break include:
In Conversation With ... George R. R. Martin on Game of Thrones. Presented by Random House of Canada, HBO Canada and TIFF, this
sold-out event on Monday, March 12 features bestselling author George
R.R. Martin on-stage at TIFF Bell Lightbox with The Movie Network's own
Teri Hart to discuss his inspirations, plans for future novels in the Ice and Fire cycle, and the series' transition from page to screen. Mr. Martin will
be autographing his books after the event.
Higher Learning: Master Class with George R.R. Martin. Presented by Random House of Canada, HBO Canada and TIFF's Higher
Learning programme, post-secondary students and faculty are invited to
join bestselling author George R.R. Martin at 9:30am on March 13 as he
discusses his epic saga A Song of Ice and Fire and its adaptation to the small screen for HBO Canada's hit series Game of Thrones. Post-secondary students can claim a free ticket on the day of the
event by showing their student ID at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Box Office.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Game of Thrones fans can also visit the TIFF Shop for books and merchandise related to the series.
About Game of Thrones: Season 2
Premieres Sunday, April 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET/MT
HBO's epic fantasy series Game of Thrones kicks off its 10-episode second season. Based on the popular book
series A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin, this Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast
and violent fantasy kingdom. Among the returning members of the
ensemble cast are Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey and Kit
Harington. The series is Executive Produced by David Benioff and D.B.
About HBO Canada
HBO Canada is a multiplex channel offered by Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern
Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada). HBO
Canada brings Canadians the current slate of signature dramatic
programs for which HBO is known, 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 demand and online where available by
service provider. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com.
The Movie Network is a member of the Astral family. Astral Media Inc. (TSX : ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada's
largest media companies. It operates several of the country's most
popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising
and interactive media properties. Astral plays a central role in
community life across the country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant
programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and
advertisers. To learn more about Astral, visit astral.com.
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.
For access to The Movie Network's media room or Movie Central's press
site, please visit http://press.astral.com or http://mediacentre.corusent.com.
TIFF is a charitable cultural organization whose mission is to transform
the way people see the world through film. An international leader in
film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International
Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five
cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities;
and innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The
organization generates an annual economic impact of $170 million CAD.
TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including
Founding Sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of
Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman Family (Ivan Reitman, Agi
Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation, Major Sponsor and
official bank RBC, and Blackberry. For more information, visit tiff.net.
Funding for In Conversation With... is provided by The Brian Linehan
TIFF is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsor RBC,
and Major Supporters the Government of Canada, the Government of
Ontario, and the City of Toronto.
SOURCE HBO CANADA
For further information:
The Movie Network (Eastern Canada)
Movie Central (Western Canada)
For more information about TIFF, contact the Communications Department at 416-934-3200 or email email@example.com.