A decade ago, the Batman film The Dark Knight was released unto an unsuspecting world populous. The Dark Knight was released on the 18th of July, 2008, and on a budget of $185-million, it brought in over $1-billion in box office revenue. Now, 10 years after its initial release, Batman: The Dark Knight is getting an IMAX re-release.
Wait, you might be thinking, wasn’t The Dark Knight released before IMAX theaters started showing major motion pictures? Yes and no. The IMAX film format is a few decades older than The Dark Knight, but the format’s use for major motion pictures has only just started in the last 10 years.
The Dark Knight was the first “major feature film” to be “even partially shot using IMAX cameras.” There were movies released on IMAX screens before The Dark Knight, but no feature films filmed with IMAX cameras. In the year 2000, Disney released Fantasia 2000 in what would be the first full-length animated movie released exclusively in IMAX format.
Fast forward again to the year 2018 in the month of August, and we’ve got the re-release of The Dark Knight in a limited number of IMAX theaters. There’ll be a pathetic offering of FIVE theaters showing the movie for Friday, August 24th.
• AMC Universal Citywalk Imax, Universal City
• AMC Lincoln Square Imax, New York
• AMC Metreon Imax, San Francisco
• Ontario Place Cinesphere Imax, Toronto
Tickets go on sale on the 20th of August, 2018, and you’ll probably want to jump on that wagon as quick as possible if you’re interested. This film will be shown for a limited time – one week – and it’ll ONLY be at those FIVE theaters.
Come on now, jeepers. No other IMAX theaters wanted to show the movie? That’s just silly. Info about the opening of this film back to IMAX comes VIA Variety.