Fathom Events Adds Hundreds of Screens for The Killing Joke

Due to overwhelming fan demand and sold out theaters in major markets, more than 300 theater locations have been added for the big-screen debut of Batman: The Killing Joke, which will now show on over 1,000 U.S. cinemas, making this the widest rollout for any event in Fathom Events’ history.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment will release Batman: The Killing Joke on DVD and Blu-ray on August 2. You can pre-order your own copy by clicking here. The film will be available on Digital HD July 23 and will screen in select cinemas nationwide for one night only on Monday, July 25, 2016. The R-rated animated film will screen at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time at theaters. You can find a full list of participating theaters and buy your tickets by clicking here.

The acclaimed graphic novel-turned-film reunites the foundation of “Batman: The Animated Series” with Bruce Timm returning as executive producer, and actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their seminal roles as Batman and The Joker, respectively.

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.