Anticipation is growing for Brian Bolland and Alan Moore’s animated adaptation of Batman: The Killing Joke and now fans will be able to experience the story in theaters. The Killing Joke will be shown for one-night-only at movie theaters across the United States on Monday, July 25.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is working with Fathon Events to bring this special event to fans. The movie will be showing at two different times, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., at a variety of theaters. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 17. This will come directly after The Killing Joke debuts at San Diego Comic Con.
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 Super Hero and the punchline that will leave you speechless.