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New ‘Game of Thrones’ to premiere at New York arena

The fourth season of 'Game of Thrones' will air on HBO on the 6 April 2014. - March 6, 2014.The fourth season of 'Game of Thrones' will air on HBO on the 6 April 2014. - March 6, 2014.The first episode of the new "Game of Thrones" season will be screened at a New York arena on March 20 - two weeks before the smash show returns on HBO.

It was announced yesterday that up to 7,000 seats will be available at the Barclays Centre charity event, with tickets for the premiere of the medieval fantasy adventure - dubbed "The Epic Fan Experience" - costing $15 (RM49) each.

The centrepiece of the night will be the blockbuster screening of the hotly anticipated new episode on a stadium-sized screen, the Barclays Centre said on its website.

"Game of Thrones has become a truly global sensation thanks to the show's incredibly dedicated and loyal fans," said Zach Enterlin, senior vice president of advertising and promotion at HBO.

"To create an event that matches the excitement of the viewers and the epic scale of this series, we knew we had to do something really special.

"A fan screening of this size, at a venue like Barclays Centre, feels like the perfect way to celebrate the new season of Game of Thrones."

The series returns to HBO on April 6. – AFP, March 6, 2014.

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