Win a free VIP upgrade to premiere screening of The Dark Knight Rises

The latest incarnation of the Batman franchise is arguably the best yet: dark and gritty with a star-studded cast of characters. When The Dark Knight Rises opens Thursday night, it's projected to break all box-office records for the biggest opening weekend of all time.

And we've got a deal for you: Buy tickets Premiere to Remember, when you can watch the flick a full four-and-a-half hours before anyone else in this state, and you could win a free VIP upgrade for you and a date.

Go to and purchase tickets to the event, which includes a screening of the movie in a private theater plus a red-carpet walk with a photographer and an after-party with food, beverages and celebrities at Dave and Buster's (across the street from United Artists Colorado Center 9, 2000 South Colorado Boulevard).

The VIP upgrade (a $90 value) gets you a stylist appointment before the red carpet so that you'll be looking your very best, as well as exclusive seating in the theater and a bigger and better swag bag. (And VIP tickets are sold out, so this is the only place you can get an upgrade.)

Once you've purchased your general admission tickets, leave a comment here about who your favorite Batman villain is (in any film or comic book), and why he/she is your favorite -- and we'll select a winner from those comments. Deadline to enter: 5 p.m. tomorrow.

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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