Warner Bros. is giving Batman a large-format celebration for the character’s 80th anniversary. Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy will return to select IMAX theaters this year!
The Dark Knight ushered in a new era for IMAX in 2008, as select scenes were shown in the full IMAX format, filling up screens as high as 80-feet. Christopher Nolan shot those sequences on 70mm IMAX film cameras during production on The Dark Knight in 2007.
Nolan repeated this process for The Dark Knight Rises, dedicating even more of that film’s runtime to the format. Batman Begins was not filmed with IMAX cameras, but it still looks fantastic on an IMAX screen.
The screenings will kick off in Los Angeles on March 30 at the Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk in Universal City. In addition to screening all three films, Christopher Nolan will also hold a Q&A session with the audience.
Following that initial screening, the screenings will move to AMC Lincoln Square in New York City on April 13, then the AMC Metreon in San Francisco, the Cinesphere Ontario Place in Toronto, and the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis. All events not in Los Angeles will include footage from the Q&A session.
All screenings will be of the 70mm IMAX prints.
Seems like a great way to enjoy the 80th anniversary to us!