Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight has quite the reputation. It is largely regarded as one of the best super hero movies ever made. Heath Ledger’s iconic portrayal of the Joker is considered by most to be the best on screen villain of all time. From a technical view, the film was one of the first big Hollywood films to shoot scenes in IMAX, with Nolan looking to create a truly cinematic and immersive viewing experience, the director utilized 70mm IMAX cameras – new technology for a feature film – to shoot several key sequences, such as the Joker’s introductory bank robbery and the Batpod car chase. In total, The Dark Knight features around 30 minutes of IMAX footage and paved the way for other blockbusters to use the format, with the 70mm cameras usually reserved for documentary film-making until that point. To celebrate the films’ 10th anniversary, Warner Bros. is releasing the film back to select IMAX screens
Fans who didn’t catch The Dark Knight on an IMAX screen the first time around will now have a second chance, as the movie is returning to four theaters on August 24th. The chosen theaters are AMC Universal Citywalk IMAX in Universal City LA, AMC Lincoln Square IMAX in NYC, AMC Metreon IMAX in San Francisco and Ontario Place Cinesphere IMAX in Toronto. Tickets for the opening day of this week-long event will go on sale July 20th but fans may want to book quickly, since there will only be one screening per day.