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Batman: The Killing Joke gets a limited, one-day release in theaters

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Batman: The Killing Joke, the latest feature film to come out of Warner Bros. and DC's animation division, will have its worldwide premiere at San Diego Comic-Con and be released digitally directly after, but for those looking to catch the film on a big screen, arrangements have been made.

Fathom Events announced today that it was partnering with Warner Bros. and DC to bring Batman: The Killing Joke to theaters nationwide on July 25 for a one-day only screening of the film. There will be two separate times for fans to check out the movie: 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. local time. Included in the special screening is an introduction from Mark Hamill, who has voiced the Joker for years, and a documentary focusing on Hamill's involvement in the film.

Based on Alan Moore's controversial comic book, Batman: The Killing Joke tells the Joker's origin story. Having just escaped from Arkham Asylum, the Joker will stop at nothing to prove that anyone can be turned into a villain if enough bad things happen to them over the course of a day. The film will also include a prologue examining the relationship Barbara Gordon, otherwise known as Batgirl, has with Batman and how that will play into the storyline. It's the second Batman movie to ever receive an R-rating, following Zack Snyder's extended version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Tickets for the event will go on sale June 17. A list of theaters participating in the event can be found here.


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