Batman: The Killing Joke Getting One-Night Theatrical Release

Batman: The Killing Joke, the much-anticipated animated adaptation of Brian Bolland and Alan [...]

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Batman: The Killing Joke, the much-anticipated animated adaptation of Brian Bolland and Alan Moore's seminal comicbook story, is getting a special theatrical release. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is teaming up with Fathom Events for a one-night-only release in movie theaters across the country on Monday, July 25, 2016 in two showings at 7:30pm and 10pm local time. Remember, The Killing Joke is rated R, and standard cinema restrictions will apply.

The screenings hit just three days after the film's world premiere at San Diego Comic-Con on July 22, and one day before the movie is available in Digital HD on July 26, so fans who can't attend Comic-Con still have the opportunity to see the movie before it's officially released. There will be special intros and outros presented along with the film that are exclusive to the theatrical release, as well. The movie hits Blu-Ray and DVD on August 2, 2016.

Tickets for "Batman: The Killing Joke" can be purchased online beginning Friday, June 17 by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

"Fathom Events is thrilled to be able to bring 'Batman: The Killing Joke' to movie theaters across the country so fans can see it on the big screen," Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas said in a press release. "Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment have created an amazing production based on a beloved graphic novel, and we're honored to be a part of this release."

Batman: The Killing Joke features the return of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill as Batman and The Joker, respectively, roles they originated on Batman: The Animated Series nearly 25 years ago. Tara Strong voices Barbara Gordon and Ray Wise voices Commissioner Jim Gordon.