The Dark Knight Rises is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and more. The movie premieres at 12:01 a.m. Friday, and on Thursday night fans will have several ways to go to bat for Batman.
A Premiere to Remember on Thursday, July 19 is a 21+ dressy, red-carpet event with a private, early showing of The Dark Knight Rises at the United Artists Theater. Ticket costs support the Walk to Remember organization. Movie-goers will enjoy an advance screening, as well as cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, desserts and an opportunity to meet famed Batman novel author Kevin J Anderson and fantasy/sci-fi novelist Rebecca Moesta. There's an after-party at Dave & Buster's immediately following the movie at 10:30 p.m.
Other movie theaters plan special deals and events to go with the regularly scheduled, post-midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises:
Landmark Greenwood Village's bar will serve up some surprise Batman-themed drinks at its Thursday evening Dark Knight marathon, says bar manager John Butts. And as if Batman-themed drinks weren't seductive enough, this theater always provides free soda and popcorn with each ticket.
The Harkins Northfield 18 theater will present a marathon in its Cine Capri theater, which features one of the largest screens in Colorado; fans will be treated to two free small popcorns, in-theater giveaways and a commemorative lanyard.
Cinemark's marathon features discounted concessions, including $2 hot dogs and unlimited $1 refills on large drinks, as well as Dark Knight peel-and-stick 'chalk' decals; the first 100 ticket holders in line will receive a commemorative event pass.
At Regal Cinemas' marathon event, Batman fans will receive a free small popcorn, and members of Regal's loyalty program will also earn twenty extra credits from Regal Crown Club for each ticket purchased.
AMC's ticket includes a commemorative poster and lanyard, and is available in both IMAX and standard formats.
Check out The Dark Knight Rises trailer below, and more details for Dark Knight events in the Denver area.
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The Dark Knight Rises events
The Dark Knight Rises: A Premiere to Remember Where: United Artists Theater, 2000 South Colorado Blvd., Denver When: 6 p.m. Red Carpet, 7:30 p.m. premiere of The Dark Knight Rises Cost: $55 ticket or $100 VIP ticket (SOLD OUT) http://premieretoremember.com/
Regal's Dark Knight Marathon Where: See Regal Entertainment's website for theater locations When: 6:30 p.m. Batman Begins, followed by The Dark Knight at 9 p.m. and The Dark Knight Rises at 12:01 a.m. Cost: $25 ticket http://www.regmovies.com/coming-soon/
Harkins Ultimate Dark Knight Marathon Where: Harkins Northfield 18, 8300 East Northfield Blvd., Denver When: 6 p.m. Batman Begins, followed by The Dark Knight at 8:45 p.m. and The Dark Knight Rises at 12:01 a.m. Cost: $20 ticket http://www.harkinstheatres.com/DarkKnight
The Dark Knight Rises Trilogy at AMC Theatres Where: See AMC's website for theater locations When: 6 p.m. Batman Begins, followed by the Dark Knight at 8:45 p.m. and The Dark Knight Rises at 12:01 a.m. Cost: $25 ticket or $40 IMAX ticket http://go.amctheatres.com/tdkr
Cinemark Dark Knight Marathon Where: Century 16 Bel Mar & XD, 440 South Teller St., Lakewood; Century Boulder, 1700 29th St., Boulder When: 6:15 p.m. Batman Begins, followed by The Dark Knight at 9 p.m. and The Dark Knight Rises at 12:01 a.m. Cost: $25 ticket http://www.cinemark.com/cinemark-dark-knight-marathon
The Dark Knight Marathon at Landmark Theatres Where: Greenwood Village, 5415 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village; Olde Town Stadium 14, 5550 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada When: 6:30 p.m. http://www.landmarktheatres.com/Films/films_frameset.asp?id=119200