Batman is celebrating his 80th birthday, and Warner Bros. is celebrating with a special theatrical event. The Dark Knight trilogy is returning to theaters in IMAX 70mm format.
This is just a limited engagement, though, only available for theaters in five cities over the next month. It will be single-night events, and the first stop is in Los Angeles on March 30, according to Deadline.
Director Christopher Nolan will be on hand for the evening and will take part in a special Q&A session at Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk in LA. The event will also include back-to-back-to-back screenings of the three groundbreaking Batman movies.
Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012) combined clock in at seven and a half hours, and with the Q&A sessions added in, it's poised to be a very long evening.
Following this, the screenings will move to AMC Lincoln Square in New York on April 13, AMC Metreon in San Francisco, Cinesphere Ontario Place in Toronto and IMAX Theatre at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis. The Christopher Nolan Q&A will only take place in Los Angeles, but the footage will be screened at the other four locations.
This is just one of a number of ways DC is celebrating Batman's 80th birthday. From panels at South by Southwest and WonderCon to a hardcover comics anthology, the 1,000th issue of Detective Comics and more, fans of the Caped Crusader have a lot to look forward to in 2019.
Christopher Nolan directed all three movies in the Dark Knight Trilogy. Tickets for the anniversary screenings go on sale on March 13 at 9 a.m. PST.