I ♥ RETRO – BATMAN (1989) + THE DARK KNIGHT

Rating: M
Length: 293 mins
Cast:
Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger

To celebrate the return of The Batman in the upcoming mega-blockbuster Justice League, The Orpheum is proudly pairing the two definitive Batman solo movies to get people in a Bat-mood!

Together for the first time, Tim Burton’s ground-breaking pop culture blockbuster Batman + Chris Nolan’s critically acclaimed and box office shattering modern masterpiece The Dark Knight.
See two very different Bat-Men (Michael Keaton/Christian Bale) face off against their arch enemy The Joker (Jack Nicholson/Heath Ledger). An event not to be missed for Bat-fans!

Batman (1989)
At the time and possibly not even since has a film had quite the same pop culture impact as Batman, an effect the media dubbed “Batmania” with over $750 million worth of merchandise sold in addition to the 400 million plus box office haul.
Cult filmmaker and comic book writer Kevin Smith remembered: “That summer was huge. You couldn’t turn around without seeing the Bat-Signal somewhere. People were cutting it into their ****ing heads. It was just the summer of Batman and if you were a comic book fan it was pretty hot.”

“The movie that gave birth to the summer blockbuster remains impressive” – EMPIRE

The Dark Knight (2008)
The first film to truly challenge Titanic at the U.S. Box office, The Dark Knight became the second highest grossing movie in America in 2008 (and still currently sits at #6 on the all-time chart).
In addition to its domestic success, Christopher Nolan’s critically adored sequel became the 4th film in history to gross 1 billion dollars at the worldwide box office, with its true legacy being that it is considered one of the greatest and best reviewed films of all time.

“A thunderbolt is about to rip into the blanket of bland we call summer movies. The haunting and visionary Dark Knight soars on the wings of untamed imagination. It’s full of surprises you don’t see coming. And just try to get it out of your dreams” – ROLLING STONE

Official Trailer