SANTA FE, N.M. — It’s the beginning of the end. “Game of Thrones” Season 8 premieres tonight and where more fitting to celebrate the occasion than author George R.R. Martin’s very own theater? A free screening of the final season’s first episode is tonight at the Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma Ave.
The Cocteau is pulling out some extravagant stops for the premiere, blocking off a section of Montezuma so White Walker characters can roam on horseback and for a costume contest for superfans. Last week, marketing director Brian Sanchez said no one from the cast is scheduled to make an appearance, though Martin himself may be there. The screening is first come first served, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. watch party.
The pre-screening activities, which will be livestreamed, will start at 6:30 p.m.
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