“Dark Knight” for Many Movie Theaters

posted by Ross Melnick on July 10, 2008 at 3:58 pm

The New York Times is reporting that theaters across the country are expanding the number of early morning shows they will be holding for the opening of The Dark Knight. The grosses for the latest installment of the Batman franchise should add to an already excellent summer for mainstream, first-run movie theaters across the country:

In a frenzy, fans have bought so many late-night tickets for the July 18 opening of the next Batman movie that theaters in places like San Diego, Chicago, and even Eagan, Minn., are scheduling 6 a.m. screenings for those who can’t get in at midnight or 3 in the morning. … Viewers seeking Imax screenings may have to wait. All of the first week’s showings at Lincoln Square are sold out, except for some 6 a.m. screenings, Whit Clay, an Imax spokesman, said.

Read the full story in the New York Times.

Comments (2)

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 10, 2008 at 9:23 pm

eat ur heart out, iron man!

JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on July 11, 2008 at 12:55 am

As of this writing, the DC Market has plenty of midnight showings in some of the larger plexes in the area (AMC and Regal). The largest single screen DC theater, the Uptown has many tickets left and has no AM Friday shows. I suspect the sold out screenings is more of a random regional phenomenon then a national trend. The single IMAX screenings are probably another matter even here, as the Chantilly VA Air & Space IMAX theater has many sold out showings but its not completely sold out for the weekend, as of yet.

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