It’s (almost) here. The final season of Game of Thrones. The ending of one of the most culturally significant series of all time is less than two weeks away.
*Cue Game of Thrones theme*
And for Thrones fans in the New York area, you know about the hidden throne that was found in Queens about a week ago. Sadly, that hidden throne is now gone. But if you make your way down to Rockefeller Center in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, you can see a larger than life version of the famous Iron Throne.
If you haven’t heard, tonight is the World Premiere of the final season in New York, and to celebrate, HBO has brought the throne fit for a dragon. While you can’t sit in this throne (or get too close), you can see all the Iron Throne’s mighty glory, and all the mighty swords that make up the infamous throne.
Just across the street from the giant throne, HBO is setting up the red carpet area for the cast and creators who are expected to arrive for the premiere tonight. Some stars spotted in the city so far have been our favorite bastard (who’s not actually a bastard), Kit Harrington; our beautiful Khaleesi, Emilia Clarke; and everyone’s favorite mini murderer, Maisie Williams. More stars are being spotted by the hour, as the clock ticks closer to the final World Premiere of this culturally iconic show.
An HBO spokesperson has said that the Throne was built in Los Angeles, deconstructed and shipped to New York on two semi-trucks. The structure was assembled late Monday night into Tuesday morning. It stands thirty-five feet tall and weighs 20,000lbs. But Thrones fans better get to Rockefeller Center soon, because after the World Premiere tonight, the dragon sized throne will be deconstructed.
You can watch the World Premiere Red Carpet Coverage Here