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HBO denies permission to George R.R. Martin's theater to screen Game Of Thrones Season 8 finale

HBO will not allow Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, New Mexico – which also happens to be owned by A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin – to screen the Game of Thrones Season 8 finale. The cinema has been holding free screenings of Game of Thrones season premieres and finales for some time and they even screened the Season 8 premiere. Why HBO chose not to give permission this time is anybody’s guess.

The news came up on Jean Cocteau’s Facebook Page. They posted an image of Septa Unella with the caption: “Shame. Shame. Shame. We are sorry to report that we will unfortunately not be able to screen the Game of Thrones finale here at the Cocteau. We would like to thank everyone who has come out over the years to dress up in costume and watch these episodes with us – we do it for you!”

Elias Gallegos, Martin’s film and media director, told KOB4 that “Our trusty staff at Jean Cocteau Cinema obviously are disappointed that they’re not going to be allowed to stream the season finale of season 8.” He is in the dark as to why this little tradition was not allowed for the final episode of the series.

“They just said no, and so we’ll have to have our own private home parties and enjoy it like the rest of the fans out there.”

However, Gallegos is quick to assure that there is no misunderstanding between Martin and HBO on this regard – “George has a great relationship with HBO. He’s got a lot of things in the works coming and so as diligently as he is working on that book there’s a lot to come from George R.R. Martin.”

There there. Looks like we need not worry about the fate of those spinoffs just now.