WILLIAMSBURG — When you play the "Game of Thrones," you either win or lose ... the ability to screen the show.
HBO recently sent a letter to Videology, a bar and screening room in Williamsburg, requesting it stop showing current episodes of the popular series because "it's not allowed to be shown in a public setting," bar co-owner James Leet told the Village Voice.
Every Sunday for the last two years, the Bedford Avenue bar showed the newest episode of the fantasy series for patrons. It also airs several other shows live — including "Mad Men" — but this was the first time they've been told to stop, the Voice reported.
"It's hard for us not to show it, because our fans love it," Leet says. "And there are probably a dozen bars within a three-block radius of us that will be showing it. For them to single us out and tell us that we can't show it is very disappointing."
@Videology so lame that they would single you out & not also enforce it with other bars that do the same.— Tony Wolf (@tonywolfness) April 19, 2015
While it's disappointing for some to lose the screening in the bar, we can all agree that Tyrion Lannister making it to season 5 alive is worth celebrating.