‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Theatrical Release for One Night Only

by Luke Wongsuwan
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Batman: The Killing Joke, the animated film adaptation of the eponymous 1988 graphic novel, will have a one-night-only theatrical release on 25 July 2016, a Monday night.  Fathom Events has provided full details regarding this particular theatrical release, which will be limited to a specific number of participating movie theaters, nationwide.

Here are the full details (which include information on the special night and a film synopsis) as provided by Fathom Events:


Date: Monday, July 25

Time: 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (local time)

Run Time: 2 hours (approximate)

Ticketing: A list of participating theaters will be available when tickets go on sale Friday, June 17! Sign up HERE for an email reminder or text PREMIERES to FATHOM (328466) for event updates.

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 one-night event on Monday, July 25.

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.
BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (c) DC COMICS. (c) 2016 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

 Batman: The Killing Joke, which is part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series, will be released digitally one day after the theatrical release, on 26 July 2016, whereas the DVD and Blu-ray releases will hit stores on 2 August 2016, a Tuesday.


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