Warner Bros. Pictures is returning all three films in Christopher Nolan’s $2.5 billion “The Dark Knight Trilogy to the biggest of the big screens—IMAX film—in honor of the first-ever appearance of Batman in the comics. However, the special event will only take place in a handful of locations, so if you don’t live in one of these big cities or can’t arrange the travel plans to attend, you’re out of luck. That’s a bummer, and we urge Warner Bros., IMAX and their partners to consider bringing the trilogy back to IMAX screens everywhere, where possible, even if it’s just for one day.
For those of you who can attend, here are the details: First, on Saturday, March 30th, the films—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 20th, 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 format, IMAX 70mm, providing an all-encompassing moviegoing experience. In fact, 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, revolutionizing the integration of IMAX and standard formats. He again utilized IMAX cameras even more extensively in The Dark Knight Rises.
Jeff Goldstein, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. 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 13th, at 9 a.m. PDT, and moviegoers who acquire tickets for all three films will receive a lanyard and special “Dark Knight” Trilogy collectible.