While “Batman: The Killing Joke” is set to be a home box-office release later this summer, a few lucky theaters will be playing the film on the big-screen.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Fathom Events have partnered to give “Batman: The Killing Joke” a special one-night big screen release on Monday, July 25, 2016, but only in select cinemas across the country.
The film is an R-rated animated adaption of the popular graphic novel story. The film will screen at 7:30pm and 10:00 pm (local time) that night in a social screening event that will include exclusive-to-the-evening presentations before and after the film rolls.
“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. In addition to the animated feature, audience members will get to 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 this feature.
Tickets for “Batman: The Killing Joke” can be purchased online beginning Friday, June 17 by visiting FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.
The Fathom Events screenings will take place three days after the World Premiere of Batman: The Killing Joke at Comic-Con International in San Diego (July 22), and the day prior to the film’s release for purchase on Digital HD (July 26).
Batman: The Killing Joke arrives on Blu-Ray Deluxe Edition, Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD on August 2, 2016. If you live in area that won’t be featuring the event, you can at least pre-order a copy on sites like Amazon.