Batman's 80th birthday celebration continues with theatrical rerelease of Tim Burton, Joel Schumacher movies
In case you haven’t heard, this year marks Batman’s 80th birthday. DC Comics recently celebrated the Dark Knight’s big day with the jam-packed anniversary comic issue Detective Comics #1000 (read an exclusive excerpt here), but the party doesn’t end there. After eight decades Batman exists in other media platforms as well, and movie theaters are celebrating the big year by bringing Batman films back to theaters for limited engagements.
Christopher Nolan‘s Dark Knight trilogy has already hit the road on an IMAX theater tour, and soon Fathom Events will be bringing the preceding live-action Batman films back to theaters as well. That’s right: Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin are all playing in theaters for one night only next month.
Tim Burton‘s 1989 Batman will play in theaters on Saturday, May 4 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. local time. Batman Returns returns on Monday, May 6 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tim Burton left the franchise after that (though he recently reunited with his old Batman and Penguin actors, Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito, in the new Dumbo remake), but Joel Schumacher’s two installments are also part of this package. Batman Forever will screen on Sunday, May 12 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., while the much-maligned Batman & Robin will hit theaters on Tuesday, May 14 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets are available now at Fathom Events’ website or participating theater box offices.