Warner Home Video has announced the bi-coastal premiere dates for the upcoming animated film ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1.’ The highly-anticipated New York and Los Angeles premieres will take place on September 20 and 24, respectively. A limited amount of free tickets are available for fans on a first come, first served basis.
The Paley Center for Media will present the world premieres of ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1,’ which will be released on September 25, with Warner Home Video. The filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend both events for post-screening panel discussions.
The New York screening will be held at the Paley Center at 25 West 52nd Street at 6:30pm. After the screening, ‘The Social Network’ actor David Selby, who voices commissioner Gordon, and Emmy Award winning dialogue and casting director Andrea Romano will lead the panel discussion.
The Los Angeles screening for ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1′ will screen at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, at 465 North Beverly Drive. The screening will begin at 7pm, with a panel discussion with Selby, Romano, ‘Modern Family’ actress Ariel Winter, executive producer Bruce Timm, director Jay Oliva and writer Bob Goodman.
Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York screening should RSVP via email to DKReturns1@gmail.com. Fans wanting to attend the Los Angeles screening should email DKReturns1LA@gmail.com.
Warner Home Video has released the following synopsis for ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1′:
“In the bleak and ominous future of ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1,’ it’s been a decade since Bruce Wayne hung up his cape, following most of the other superheroes who had been forced into retirement. Facing the downside of middle age, a restless Bruce Wayne pacifies his frustration with racecars and liquor – but the Bat still beckons as he watches his city fall prey to gangs of barbaric criminals known as The Mutants.
The return of Harvey Dent as Two-Face finally prompts Wayne to once again don the Dark Knight’s cowl, and his dramatic capture of the villain returns him to crime-fighting simultaneously making him the target of law enforcement and the new hope for a desolate Gotham City. Particularly inspired is a teenage girl named Carrie, who adopts the persona of Robin and ultimately saves Batman from a brutal attack by the Mutant leader. Armed with a new sidekick, and re-energized with a definitive purpose, the Dark Knight returns to protect Gotham from foes new … and old.”
Written by: Karen Benardello