The Dark Knight is the kind of movie that comes along generationally. Something so groundbreaking and different than everything else after it changes. It changed our expectations for superhero films, it redefined our expectations of classic characters, it put Christopher Nolan on the map as one of the greatest directors ever, it even changed the Oscars best picture category after getting snubbed (the year after the Academy opened it up to 10 possible nominees). The importance of the movie can’t be overstated.
It’s also just awesome to watch. I mean even without all the clout it’s a great film to see on the big screen, and if for some reason you didn’t do that originally you’ve got a second chance now. Starting August 24, The Dark Knight will have a one week run at a very limited amount of theaters — four to be exact. I’m not sure why it isn’t getting the same kind of national rollout that other anniversary re-releases have in the past, but this is what we got.
- AMC Universal Citywalk IMAX, Universal City
- AMC Lincoln Square IMAX, New York City
- AMC Metreon IMAX, San Francisco
- Ontario Place Cinesphere IMAX, Toronto
Tickets will be on sale July 20 so you can finally, finally, finally once again hear Christian Bale’s Batman voice in the best surround sound there is. You haven’t lived until your entire body has been shaken by the sound Bale Batman’s gravelly screams.