One Of Batman's Best Movies Returning To Select US Theaters
The Dark Knight returns to theatres in August.
Here's something that will make you feel old: the acclaimed Batman movie, The Dark Knight, came to theatres 10 years ago this month. To celebrate the anniversary, Warner Bros. is bringing the film back to theatres for a "exclusive, one-week engagement" at select locations.
The movie will play on IMAX at four theatres in the United States. That's notable because The Dark Knight was one of the first major movies to use IMAX 70mm film; director Christopher Nolan used IMAX cameras again with The Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar, and Dunkirk.
The new screenings will play the movie in 70mm IMAX film, which Warner Bros. says will deliver a "uniquely immersive cinematic experience."
The four theatres that will play The Dark Knight for this anniversary event are:
- AMC Universal Citywalk IMAX in Universal City, California
- AMC Lincoln Square IMAX, in New York City
- AMC Metreon IMAX in San Francisco, California
- Ontario Place Cinesphere IMAX in Toronto
The screenings, which run for a week, begin on August 24. There will be one screening per day, and you can check with your local theatre for specific times.
The Dark Knight, which is a sequel to Batman Begins, stars Christian Bale as Batman and Heath Ledger as The Joker. Ledger died before the movie came out, and he won a posthumous Oscar for his performance as the Prince of Crime. The film also stars Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine.
The next Batman movie is on the way from War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves. Reeves was hired to work on The Batman in February last year. At that stage he was replacing Ben Affleck as writer and director, with Affleck choosing only to star in the movie. Since then there have been multiple rumors that Affleck will step down as Batman following the shortcomings of Justice League at the box office. However, the role has not yet been officially recast.