Three seasons of palace intrigue, changing loyalties, and dragons fill the Jean Cocteau Cinema (418 Montezuma Ave., 505-466-5528) over the course of 12 weeks with screenings of the HBO show Game of Thrones beginning Monday, Jan. 6. The cinema’s owner, George R.R. Martin, is better known as the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the series of fantasy novels on which the TV show is based.
Partly because of the production values of the show — its pilot is estimated to have cost HBO as much as $10 million — and its popularity (the third season finale drew about 5.4 million viewers), Martin thought the series would lend itself to the movie screen. “The show just looked great on the big screen,” Martin said. “And I thought, you know, it’d be great if regular people … had the opportunity to see the show on the big screen.”
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