SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Doctor Who is coming back to the big screen in Sacramento, though fans may have to wait a couple of days after the premiere.

The series, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, will kick off the Peter Capaldi era on Aug. 23 with a feature-length episode called “New Beginnings.” Capaldi, known for his work as a foul-mouthed civil servant on the BBC series “The Thick of It” and his role in 2013’s “World War Z,” will be taking the reins of the titular character after Matt Smith’s departure in last year’s Christmas special.

A dozen theaters will be showing the premiere of the episode just hours after it airs on BBC America. Those theaters have yet to be named.

But like last November’s 50th anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor,” four Sacramento area theaters will be showing the episode. For a full list of Sacramento, Roseville and Stockton area theaters, see below.


Sacramento Stadium 14, 1590 Ethan Way

Sacramento Downtown Plaza, 445 Downtown Plaza (yes it’s still open amid the arena construction)

Natomas Marketplace, 3561 Truxel Rd.

Sacramento Greenback Lane, 6233 Garfield Ave.


Laguna 16, 9349 Big Horn Blvd.


El Dorado Hills Stadium 13, 2101 Vine St.


Olympus Pointe 12, 520 N. Sunrise Ave.

Roseville 14, 1555 Eureka Rd.


Manteca 16, 848 Lifestyle St.


Vallejo 14, 109 Plaza Dr.



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