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The Doctor transitions on the big screen tonight


Fans of "Doctor Who" likely already have watched the final episodes starring Peter Capaldi as our ever-transitioning Time Lord, which were broadcast on BBC America. But for those who haven't, your opportunity to see the hour-and-40-minute show on a big screen is at hand.

"Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time" will screen at 7 tonight and Thursday at Regal Cinemas' Northtown Mall and Coeur d'Alene Riverstone Stadium cinemas.

By now, everyone with a pulse has heard the news that the next Doctor Who will be a woman. Capaldi, who took over the role from Matt Smith, will give way to Jody Whittaker — best known to American audiences from her role as a grieving mother in the "Broadchurch" series.

In "Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time," the closing of which introduces Whittaker, Capaldi's Doctor meets up with the first Doctor (with David Bradley standing in for the actor who originated the role, the late William Hartnell). The screening, which was broadcast as a Christmas special, will include two behind-the-scene features about the making of the show.

Oh, and if the roads are too snowy to travel, just jump in your TARDIS. You'll be there in an instant.

Just be careful not to transition. Not the way Capaldi did.

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