Audiences across the country will have three exclusive chances to see “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” on October 10. The film will be shown at 2:00 pm, 7:30 pm and 10:00 pm, as part of the latest team-up between Fathom Events, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment following its premiere at New York Comic Con. The “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” screenings will precede the release of the animated feature to Digital HD on October 11 and Blu-ray on November 1.
Warner Bros. and Fathom Events recently teamed up to bring the animated version of the 1988 graphic novel “Batman: The Killing Joke” to movie theaters in a successful, two-night screening event grossing $3.8 million in ticket sales.
“Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” sees Adam West returning to his iconic role as Batman and will also co-star Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman). The movie is an homage to the campy, 1960s television series in which the three actors all starred.
In the animated feature, Batman faces off against Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman who have teamed up in order to wreak havoc on Gotham City. Batman and Robin must travel to space and back in order to stop the plans of their enemies and save the day.
Along with the movie, audiences will be treated to an exclusive introduction from AMC Network’s fanboy talk-show “Geeking Out” where hosts Kevin Smith (“Comic Book Men”) and Greg Grunberg (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) will discuss insights and observations on the iconic superhero. There will also be a post-screening preview of “Those Dastardly Desperados,” a featurette that explores how Batman’s many villains became icons of American pop culture.
Tickets to the three screenings can be purchased at Fathom Events website or at one of the 700 participating movie theater box offices across the country.
Directed by Rick Morales and written by Michael Jelenic and James Tucker, “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” arrives on Digital HD October 11, and Blu-ray and DVD November 1.