‘The Dark Knight’ returning to IMAX screens in August

‘The Dark Knight’ returning to IMAX screens in August

LOS ANGELES - The Associated Press
‘The Dark Knight’ returning to IMAX screens in August

“The Dark Knight” is returning to the big screen - actually, four of the biggest ones - in celebration of its 10th anniversary.

Warner Bros. announced on July 18 that the middle film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy will be shown on IMAX screens in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Toronto for one week beginning Aug. 24.

The theaters chosen will play the movie in the 70mm IMAX film format that Nolan used for some of the film’s action sequences. He has used the format in two of his subsequent movies, “Interstellar” and last year’s World War II epic, “Dunkirk.”

“The Dark Knight” features Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker, which won him a posthumous Oscar.

Warner Bros. says tickets for the opening-day showings will go on sale on July 20.

Released July 18, 2008, “The Dark Knight” became, at the time, just the fourth film to ever cross the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office. It still sits in the all-time domestic top 10 in the United States. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won two, including Ledger’s memorable performance.

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