THE KILLING JOKE: Special Theatrical Screening on 7/25/16
Posted by: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
Date: June 8, 2016

Via Warner Bros. Home Video and Fanthom Events, BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE will be shown in select theaters on Monday, July 25th at 7:30 PM & 10:00 PM local time.

Here's hoping it's a HUGE success and leads to more events like this one in the future. For details, check out the press release after the trailer and publicity still below.

DENVER – June 8, 2016 – The dark journey into insanity begins as “Batman: The Killing Joke” gets the big-screen treatment for one night on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time. Fathom Events, in partnership with Warner Bros., is teaming up with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment to bring the acclaimed graphic novel-turned-film to select cinemas nationwide. “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 FANDOMEVENTS.COM or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

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 Superhero and the punchline that will leave you speechless.

In addition to Conroy and Hamill, the feature also stars the voices of Tara Strong as Barbara Gordon and Ray Wise as Commissioner Gordon. Sam Register and Bruce Timm are executive producers. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are executive producers. Alan Burnett serves as co-producer.

To pre-order the Blu-ray, CLICK HERE

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE will have its world premiere at Comic-Con International San Diego this Summer before being released on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital on August 2, 2016.


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