Fans celebrate the Dark Knight’s final chapter with screenings of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight before the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises

Scottsdale, Ariz. June 15, 2012 — It may be the end for the Caped Crusaders latest story, but Harkins Theatres is starting from the beginning with The Dark Knight Marathon Thursday, July 19, leading up to the midnight premiere of the third and final installment of Director Christopher Nolans trilogy, The Dark Knight. Fans will be treated to screenings of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises at midnight.

As has become tradition at Harkins Theatres with previous marathons for Harry Potter and the Deathly Halows Pt. 2, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn and The Avengers; Harkins offers fans the opportunity to connect with each other while reliving the excitement and intensity of the past two Batman films.

Tickets for the marathon is $20 and are on sale Monday, June 11. Locations and ticketing information can be found here:

The Dark Knight Rises will face Batman against a new villain, Bane, as the superhero tries once again to defend Gotham. The film stars Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy and Liam Neeson and opens Friday, July 20.














Celebrating 78 years in Arizona and headquartered in Scottsdale, Harkins Theatres is the largest family owned theatre chain in the country and the premier movie exhibitor of the Western U.S. operating over 420 screens. Featuring a larger selection of film, snacks, and innovative amenities to moviegoers since 1933, Harkins Theatres is renown for its commitment and passion for offering the Ultimate Moviegoing ® experience. Founded by renowned showman, inventor, and community leader Dwight “Red” Harkins, Harkins Theatres has historicaly been a trailblazer for advancements in the motion picture exhibition industry. For more history, awards, and other information, visit Or, contact Bryan Laurel at or Melissa Rich at


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