Batman fans actively engaging this year’s year-long Long Live The Bat celebration are welcome to take in some IMAX moviegoing this Spring with a limited re-release in five cities for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy, according to announcement on Tuesday.
All three films – Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012) – earned up to $2.5 billion dollars at the box office, chronicle Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) and his epic struggle to come to terms with the death of his parents. Tested by villains like Ra’s al Ghul (Liam Neeson), Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy), Joker (the late Heath Ledger) and Talia al Ghul (Marion Cotillard), Nolan’s story unfolds as Wayne finds the resolve to become a symbol for the people of Gotham City against notorious and powerful criminals at large.
Bale was fifth in line among now six actors to don the cape-and-cowl, the latest being Ben Affleck in 2016 and 2017 before his departure while Matt Reeves and the studio sort out who will reprise the famed crimefighter.
As Jeff Goldstein, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures announced, March 30 will commence the rollout with an IMAX 70mm presentation for an all-encompassing moviegoing experience of all three films back-to-back at Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk Hollywood, California. The format preference comes directly at the behest of Nolan who paved the way on the production of the 2008 film shooting the action on all IMAX cameras, and continuing to revolutionize the process for the 2012 threequel also starring Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, and Tom Hardy as Bane.
Between the second and third film, Nolan will make an appearance during the interlude for a moderated Q&A with the audience, which will be recorded and subsequently added to the Trilogy’s presentation in the same format on the following dates and locations:
• AMC Lincoln Square in New York City
• AMC Metreon in San Francisco
• Cinesphere Ontario Place, Toronto
• IMAX Theatre at the Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis
“Christopher Nolan broke new ground with the ‘Dark Knight’ Trilogy, and this is a rare chance for today’s audiences to experience these extraordinary films as they were meant to be seen.” said Goldstein. “To have the added privilege of hearing Chris’s insights firsthand makes this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
He adds, “Christopher Nolan broke new ground with the ‘Dark Knight’ Trilogy, and this is a rare chance for today’s audiences to experience these extraordinary films as they were meant to be seen. To have the added privilege of hearing Chris’s insights firsthand makes this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Tickets for all events will go on sale beginning on Wednesday, March 13, at 9am PDT. Tickets purchasers for all three films will also receive a lanyard and special “Dark Knight” Trilogy collectible.