Last month, in early June, Fathom Events announced a special one-night-only theatrical release of Batman: The Killing Joke, which would take place on Monday, July 25th. However, “due to unprecedented demand, a second date and two additional show times have been added.” Thus, Batman: The Killing Joke will have theatrical screenings on both Monday, July 25th and Tuesday, July 26th of this year — only a few days from now. Tickets are still available for purchase, and you can view a list of participating theaters by clicking either here or here (for PDF format). The screenings will include a “never-before-seen documentary about how Hamil was cast,” and will conclude with a behind-the-scenes portion. Futhermore, detailed information provided by Fathom Events that pertains to the Killing Joke screenings is available below.
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Date: Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26
Time: 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (local time)
Run Time: 2 hours (approximate)
Ticketing: Due to unprecedented demand, a second date and two additional show times have been added. Participating locations for July 26 are limited and ticketing is being set up continuously so click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button to purchase today. If online ticketing is not available for your location, please check back often or visit the local movie theater box office.
Special Fathom Feature: Experience a special introduction from Mark Hamill plus a never-before-seen documentary about how Hamill was cast in this project and what the role means to him as an actor and a fan. The event will conclude with a special behind-the-scenes look at how the Joker’s memorable, yet disturbing song and dance number was recreated for the film.
Fathom Events, Warner Bros. and DC Comics invite you to a premiere event when Batman: The Killing Joke comes to select cinemas nationwide for a special two-night event on Monday, July 25 and newly added Tuesday, July 26.
Batman: The Killing Joke reunites the foundation of Batman: The Animated Series with Bruce Timm returning as executive producer, and actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their seminal roles as Batman and the Joker, respectively.
Based on the acclaimed DC graphic novel of the same name, Batman: The Killing Joke takes a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown Prince of Crime – from his humble beginnings as a struggling comedian to his fateful encounter with Batman that changes both of their lives forever. Years later, and now escaped from Arkham Asylum, The Joker devises a plan to prove that one bad day can make anyone as insane as he is – setting his sights on Commissioner Gordon. It’s up to the Dark Knight to put a stop to The Joker’s latest scheme and save one of Gotham City’s finest. Following a gripping prologue introducing Barbara Gordon’s heroic adventures alongside Batman as Batgirl, Batman: The Killing Joke stays true to the authentic tale that has held fans’ imaginations for nearly three decades – spotlighting the birth of a Super-Villain, the fortitude of a Super Hero and the punchline that will leave you speechless.
Be among the first in the world to see the epic, #1 New York Times best-selling graphic novel come alive on the big screen!
This film is rated MPAA-R. Bonus content not rated. Content is NOT suitable for all ages.
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If you are unable to attend either of the two screening nights, then perhaps take comfort in the fact that you can own Batman: The Killing Joke when the physical copy hits stores on August 2, 2016.
Here’s the official trailer: