Due to an overwhelming demand, Fantom events has extended the theatrical run of Batman: The Killing Joke. The animated feature was set to play in theaters on Monday, July 25th and now it will be extended to Tuesday, July 26th.
“Due to unprecedented demand, a second event date and two additional show times have been added,” wrote Fantom on their website.
This event has become so popular that Fathom Events is adding 300 more theaters to meet demand. This addition will tally up to over 1,000 theaters hosting this Killing Joke screening – making this by far Fathom Events’ heaviest rollout.
In addition to the animated feature, audience members will get to experience a special introduction from Hamill, plus a never-before-seen documentary about the actor and his passion for this project. The event also includes a special behind-the-scenes look at how the Joker’s memorable, yet disturbing, song and dance number was recreated for this feature. Batman: The Killing Joke is a 2K presentation that has been remastered for this theatrical event.
Meanwhile, the movie will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD August 2. You can buy your tickets for those screenings here. Are you looking forward to seeing The Killing Joke in theaters? Comment below and let us know if you will be attending the screening!
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.
Source: Fantom Events via Comicbook.com