Since many years, Batman has been an integral component of the pop culture. It has gained popularity with the character earning stories in a number of mediums. In the year 1966, Adam West starred as the character in Batman: The Movie. It embraced the bizarre corner of the comics for a lighthearted and entertaining adventure. As time went by, the character earned darker adaptations. All thanks to the comic creator Fark Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, paving the way for Tim Burton’s moodier Batman film in 1989. This film inspired three sequels which aimed to replicate that style, some of which were major successes. On the 80th anniversary of this character, these films are returning to theatres for special screenings. A new Batman poster was released with the title Celebrating 80 Years Of Batman.
As per the press release:
“Each Batman film will play one day only in more than 600 movie theaters nationwide, beginning with director Tim Burton’s visionary Batman, a film whose unprecedented success and acclaim helped propel superhero movies that continue to reign supreme at the box office. Tickets to each of the four Batman films are available beginning today at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.”
Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas also shared:
“The cycle of Batman films that began with Tim Burton’s big-screen classic thirty years ago this summer is an amazing group of films that helped usher in an exciting new era of moviemaking. We’re honored Warner Bros. has turned to Fathom Events to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Batman with these iconic superhero films.”
The schedule for these films is as follow:
First, we have the 1989 Batman. It will be screened on Saturday, May 4, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Next we have 1992 Batman Returns. It will be screened on Monday, May 6, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The 1995 Batman Forever will be screened on Sunday, May 12, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Last but not least, Batman & Robin (1997) will be screened on Tuesday, May 14, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Despite the success of the initial film, by the time the franchise released Batman & Robin, the campier components of the series began to blend with those moodier elements. This resulted in the film being both financial and critical disappointment.
After almost a decade, the Caped Crusader returned to the big screen with Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins. It completely restored the character’s popularity. Some fans’ say Nolan’s Batman films are not only considered as the biggest success with the character but also in all superhero storytelling.
So grab your tickets to the anniversary event at www.FathomEvents.com.
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