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Warner Bros. Cancels Dark Knight Rises Paris Premiere

the-dark-knight-rises-paris-premiere-cancelledWarner Bros. has cancelled The Dark Knight Rises premiere in Paris as well as interviews with the cast in light of the Aurora shooting at last night’s premiere screening.

Warner Bros., released a  joint statement with The Dark Knight Rises filmmakers that they are all “deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time.”

Chairman and CEO of the Motion Pictures Association of America, Sen. Chris Dodd, said in a statement Friday that the organization shares “the shock and sadness of everyone in the motion picture community at the news of this terrible event. We extend our prayers and deepest sympathies to the victims, their loved ones and all those affected by this tragedy.”

 

The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and other Nolan alums Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, released by Warner Bros. July 2012

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07/20/2012 at 10:05 am

Dark Knight Rises Premiere married by mass shooting: 14 reported dead, 50 injured near Denver

mass-shooting-dark-knight-rises-premiere-denverBreakingNews.com, Mashable and MSNBC are reporting a mass shooting at a premiere screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Colorado.  Fourteen confirmed dead and 50 have been injured at a theater in Aurora near Denver,  according to numerous reports.

According to reports, a gunman opened fire at the theater, killing ten and injuring a minimum of 36, which have been admitted to a hospital. Four more individuals died at area hospitals.

Police scanners in Aurora stated that the a majority damage was caused by a bomb, not gunfire. Police found a potential secondary device in a parking lot. At this time, most major reports indicate that this was primarily a shooting, however, some witnesses have stated that they heard the sound of gunshots and “explosions.”

The most detail from AP here

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A gunman opened fire early Friday at a movie theater in a Denver suburb, killing 14 people and leaving at least 50 other injured, Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said.

The shooting occurred during a showing of the latest Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises,” police said.

The violence erupted about 12:30 a.m. MDT as the gunman stood at the front of one of the Century 16 theaters at the Aurora Mall.

“Witnesses tell us he released some sort of canister. They heard a hissing sound and some gas emerged and the gunman opened fire,” Oates said at a news conference.

One suspect is in custody and there’s no evidence of any additional shooters, Oates said.

There was no immediate word of any motive.

Witness Hayden Miller told KUSA-TV that he was inside Theater 16 and heard several shots.

“Like little explosions going on and shortly after that we heard people screaming,” he told the station.

Hayden said at first he thought it was part of a louder movie next door. But then he saw “people hunched over leaving theater.”

Two people in critical condition were rushed to nearby Swedish Medical Center, spokeswoman Nicole Williams said.

She said emergency crews told her staff to prepare for several more patients from the shooting scene.

“We’re on standby to receive,” she said.

Aurora is located on the southeast outskirts of Denver, about 10 miles from downtown.

Updates here.

Written by Gotham Trending

07/20/2012 at 3:21 am

The Dark Knight Rises outpacing The Avengers according to Fandango – Advanced Ticket Sales Selling out across the country

dark-knight-rises-ticket-salesNolan’s Dark Knight Rises Currently on Track to Become One of Fandango’s Top-Selling Movies of All Time

LOS ANGELES — July 19, 2012 –Fandango reports that “The Dark Knight Rises,” on the eve of its opening weekend, is outpacing the summer blockbuster “The Avengers” in ticket sales at the same point in the sales cycle. The final chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy has sold out on Fandango more than 2,000 showtimes nationwide and it’s currently on track to become one of Fandango’s top-selling movies of all time.

“Thursday’s ticket sales are incredibly strong, as film fans are flocking to
Fandango to guarantee their seats for the film’s opening weekend,” says Rick Butler, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Fandango. “The IMAX showtimes are particular fast-sellers, as almost every one of our Thursday midnight IMAX showtimes have been sold out. The good news is that theater owners are continually posting new showtimes on Fandango to meet the fan demand, so tickets are still available.”

“The Dark Knight Rises” currently accounts for 91% of daily ticket sales, selling out coast-to-coast from big cities like New York and Los Angeles, to smaller towns like Sunrise, Florida to Puyallup, Washington. The film also promises to be one of Fandango’s all-time top mobile ticket-sellers, with nearly 30% of the site’s fans on Thursday using Fandango’s mobile site and apps to buy their tickets in advance.

Fandango is currently featuring a wealth of editorial content on “The Dark Knight Rises” at http://www.fandango.com/thedarkknightrises/movieguide, from exclusive video interviews with the film’s stars including Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway, premiere videos and photos, free music downloads, prize pack giveaways, and “The Dark Knight Rises” Virtual Theater — where fans can win a movie tickets for a year at http://www.facebook.com/fandango.

Earlier in the week, Fandango surveyed more than a thousand “Dark Knight Rises” ticket-buyers, and found that 97% said the darker tone made them more interested in seeing the movie. In addition, 89% claimed the new villain, Bane, made them excited to see the film; 72% consider themselves fans of director Christopher Nolan; and 62% said they’re anxious to see it because more than an hour of the film was shot in IMAX.

Earlier this month, Fandango announced it had achieved its best quarter in the company’s 12-year history, with a 28% year-over-year surge in second quarter ticket sales, a 26% year-over-year increase in second quarter traffic, and its highest number of mobile tickets sold in one quarter, with mobile purchases up 107% year-over-year. In addition to record-setting ticket sales for “The Avengers,” Fandango also signed new distribution deals with AOL’s Moviefone, MSN and Yahoo, as well as AMC Theatres, Regency Theatres, and a long-term renewal with Carmike Cinemas.

Breakout

Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to nearly 20,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. At many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their smartphones.

Fandango is available online at http://www.fandango.com, via smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, and at 1-800-FANDANGO. Fandango’s top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with over 25 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by 35 million online and mobile visitors per month. Film fans find Fandango on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter @Fandango.

The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and other Nolan alums Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, to be released by Warner Bros. July 2012

Dark Knight Rises Premiere Party at Universal Citywalk

It’s the most anticipated movie of the summer, and while midnight screenings with photo ops and characters in costume will be a staple across the country, Hollywood has to do it just a little bigger. Universal Hollywood CityWalk will be hosting “the ultimate Batman experience where superhero fans can take pictures with the iconic CAMO TUMBLER in its first public display, attend the trilogy celebration party and then finally see the film on the big screen or on an even bigger 7-story IMAX screen! The CityWalk Batman party is FREE and fans can get their movie tickets online now at CityWalk Cinemas.”

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Thursday, July 19th:

· 8:00pm: Batman Party at “5 Towers” starts

· Midnight: Screenings Begin

Hundreds of Superheroes Line Up for Midnight Screenings of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES as Summer’s Most-Anticipated Blockbuster Opens at Universal CityWalk Cinemas

Movie-Goers to also Experience Up-Close Look at Film’s Iconic CAMO TUMBLER

Prop on Display Near “5 Towers” Outdoor Concert Venue

WHAT: Hundreds of enthusiastic superhero fans will descend upon Universal CityWalk to catch the eagerly awaited midnight screenings of “The Dark Knight Rises,” the final installment in Christopher Nolan’s popular Batman trilogy, at the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and IMAX.

To celebrate the film’s opening and coincide with the screenings, Universal CityWalk will also host the first public display in Los Angeles of the film’s iconic 2.5-ton, Camo Tumbler, that was first introduced in its original camouflage color scheme in “Batman Begins.”

Fans and movie-goers visiting Universal CityWalk for this opportunity will also be treated to an entertaining Batman-inspired party, complete with DJs performing sets at “5 Towers,” CityWalk’s state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue, which features live music every weekend.

Universal CityWalk Cinemas features the best movie going experience in L.A. and is equipped with comfortable, stadium-style seating and 19 screens, including a 7-story IMAX.

The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and other Nolan alums Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, to be released by Warner Bros. July 2012

For more information or to purchase tickets to “The Dark Knight Rises,” fans can go to http://www.citywalkhollywood.com/cinemas.

WHEN: Thursday, July 19

8 p.m. Superhero fans line up

8 — 10 p.m. Batman Party at “5 Towers”

Midnight: The Dark Knight Rises midnight screenings

WHERE: Universal CityWalk Cinemas — located adjacent to “5 Towers” concert venue — 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

Written by Gotham Trending

07/18/2012 at 11:25 am

Legendary Live Stream lets fans visit the TDKR Red Carpet Premiere

The Dark Knight Rises had its world premiere tonight in New York, the real Gotham City, at AMC Lincoln Square Theater which will go into full release July 20th.

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Actors Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman as well as director Christopher Nolan, brother and co-writer Jonathan Nolan, composer Hans Zimmer and others dazzled on the red carpet.

“Yeah, it’s bittersweet, but I think though that Chris is such a good storyteller, if he says it’s the right time to finish, it’s the right time to finish,” Bale told E! News at the premiere. “It’s nice to leave when we’re out on top instead of leaving people wanting less.”

Fans who were unable to attend in person could enjoy a live video stream on the Legendary Pictures website. Some of the twitter feed focused on early negative reviews at Rotten Tomatoes (“This is why we can’t have nice things”) but most fans were focused on the celebs, and certainly the fashions. Some of the women were understandably partisan on the relative merits of Anne Hathaway and Marion Cotillard.

“Anne Hathaway’s a vision in something white with a grecian back but didn’t catch the designer.”

“Figured the french woman would dress better”

“”Hate to be catty but Marion Cotillard is a fashion don’t on The Dark Knight Rises Premiere red carpet. Silhouette of a… paper doll?”

“yeah, not loving that white swan dress on her.”

via Twitter

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While others noted Hathaway – delightfully long-haired in TDKR – now has her hair cropped uber-short for her next role as Fantine in Les Miserables.

The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and other Nolan alums Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, released by Warner Bros. July 2012