If you ever wished to see Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy in IMAX, you’ll have your chance to do so later this month. Warner Bros. Pictures is celebrating the first-ever appearance of Batman in the comics by bringing the franchise, which made over $2.5B in theaters, to IMAX on March 30th. The announcement was made today by Jeff Goldstein, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
On March 30th 2005’s “Batman Begins,” 2008’s “The Dark Knight” and 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises” will screen back-to-back at the Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk Hollywood, California. During an interlude between the second and third films, Nolan will join the audience for a moderated Q&A discussion on the movies.
Then on April 13th, the trilogy will screen at AMC Lincoln Square in New York City and AMC Metreon in San Francisco, followed by Cinesphere Ontario Place, Toronto, and IMAX Theatre at the Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, on April 20, each accompanied by the footage of Nolan’s Los Angeles appearance.
In all five cities, all three movies will be seen in the director’s preferred IMAX 70mm format. It was Nolan who, with “The Dark Knight,” was the first filmmaker to shoot the action sequences of a major feature film with IMAX cameras. Nolan utilized IMAX cameras even more extensively in “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Goldstein stated, “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 Wednesday, March 13, at 9 a.m. PDT, and moviegoers who acquire tickets for all three films will receive a lanyard and special “Dark Knight” Trilogy collectible.
This is just a small part of the Batman Day celebrations that are taking place throughout the month.