The opening night of episode #1 of the legendary saga Game of Thrones Season 7 launched at the Mayakovskaya station on the Moscow Metro in the early hours of July 18th.
Organised jointly by the Amediateka svod service and the Moscow Metro, 350 invited guests, both vips and Game of Thrones fans, gathered under the domed arches of the stunning Mayakovskaya metro station to watch the opening episode, a first ever underground screening of Game of Thrones.
As usual Amediateka will be showing each new episode of Series 7 at the same time as the rest of the world – every Monday at 4 am in Moscow – with a viewer option of Russian dubbing or the original English with Russian subtitles.
“Game of Thrones is a cultural phenomenon across Russia,” said Denis Gorshkov, CEO at Amedia TV. “We are very happy that the Moscow Metro supported our idea and invited us to hold the opening night in this amazing location – it must be the first time Game of Thrones has debuted deep underground.”
Guests were entranced by the creation of the Seven Kingdoms in Mayakovskaya station, where they were greeted by white walkers, wildlings, Daenarys Targaryen and the iconic Jon Snow, backed by the Game of Thrones soundtrack performed by a live band.
During the event a replica Iron Throne was erected on the station platform, so that every guest could sit on the famous throne and become King of the Seven Kingdoms.