Highly Anticipated ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Coming to Select Movie Theaters July 25 Only, Starring ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill

Fathom Events, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation
and DC Entertainment Bring Acclaimed Graphic Novel to Life

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#TheKillingJoke–The dark journey into insanity begins as Batman:
The Killing Joke
gets the big-screen treatment for one
night on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time.
Fathom Events, in partnership with Warner Bros., is teaming up with
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and DC
Entertainment to bring the acclaimed graphic novel-turned-film to select
cinemas nationwide. “Batman: The Killing Joke” reunites the foundation
of “Batman: The Animated Series” with Bruce Timm returning as executive
producer, and actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their
seminal roles as Batman and The Joker, respectively. In addition to the
animated feature, audience members will get to experience a special
introduction from Mark Hamill plus a never-before-seen documentary about
how Hamill was cast in this project and what the role means to him as an
actor and a fan. The event will conclude with a special
behind-the-scenes look at how the Joker’s memorable, yet disturbing song
and dance number was recreated for this feature.

Tickets for “Batman: The Killing Joke” can be purchased online beginning
Friday, June 17 by visiting www.FathomEvents.com
or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will
be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital
Broadcast Network
. For a complete list of theater locations visit
the Fathom Events website
(theaters and participants are subject to change).

Based on the acclaimed DC graphic novel of the same name, Batman: The
Killing Joke
takes a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown
Prince of Crime – from his humble beginnings as a struggling comedian to
his fateful encounter with Batman that changes both of their lives
forever. Years later, and now escaped from Arkham Asylum, The Joker
devises a plan to prove that one bad day can make anyone as insane as he
is – setting his sights on Commissioner Gordon. It’s up to the Dark
Knight to put a stop to The Joker’s latest scheme and save one of Gotham
City’s finest. Following a gripping prologue introducing Barbara
Gordon’s heroic adventures alongside Batman as Batgirl, Batman: The
Killing Joke
stays true to the authentic tale that has held fans’
imaginations for nearly three decades – spotlighting the birth of a
Super-Villain, the fortitude of a Super Hero and the punchline that will
leave you speechless.

In addition to Conroy and Hamill, the feature also stars the voices of
Tara Strong (Teen Titans; Batman: Arkham games) as Barbara Gordon
and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, RoboCop) as Commissioner Gordon. Sam
Register and Bruce Timm are executive producers. Benjamin Melniker and
Michael Uslan (The Dark Knight films, Batman v Superman: Dawn
of Justice
) are executive producers. Alan Burnett serves as

“Fathom Events is thrilled to be able to bring ‘Batman: The Killing
Joke’ to movie theaters across the country so fans can see it on the big
screen,” Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas
said. “Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and DC
Entertainment have created an amazing production based on a beloved
graphic novel, and we’re honored to be a part of this release.”

“Fans have been clamoring for a theatrical release of the popular DC
Universe Original Movies, and the highly anticipated ‘Batman: The
Killing Joke’ presented a perfect opportunity to work with Fathom Events
to bring the fans’ wishes to fruition for this special, limited
release,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice
President, Family & Animation Marketing.

For artwork/photos related to “Batman: The Killing Joke,” visit the
Fathom Events press

About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is the event cinema distribution arm of AMC Entertainment
Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal
Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), the
three largest movie theater circuits in the U.S., and is recognized as
the leading distributor of alternative content. It offers a variety of
one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that
include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera,
dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National
Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico,
concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic
film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood
Moons. Fathom Events also takes audiences behind the scenes and offers
unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews
with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. In addition,
Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest
cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and
pre-recorded events to 885 locations and 1,348 screens in 181 Designated
Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros.
Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive
entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and
next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its
inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through
packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of
electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online
and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for
console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its
product through third party retail partners and licensees.

Batman and all related characters and elements are
trademarks of and ©DCComics. (s16)

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green
Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.)
and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating
across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert
with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and
characters across all media, including but not limited to film,
television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive
games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines
each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language
publishers of comics in the world.

About Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of
animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing
projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally.
WBA’s TV series include Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula,
Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go!
, The Tom and Jerry Show,
Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production for Cartoon Network, Mike
Tyson Mysteries
for Adult Swim and the forthcoming Green Eggs and
for Netflix. As the home of the iconic animated characters from
the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also
produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe
Animated Original Movies — for DVD. One of the most-honored animation
studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards,
the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a
Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20
Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).


Fathom Events
Jessica Nelson / Katherine Schwappach
/ 720-262-2713
/ kschwappach@fathomevents.com
Bros. Home Entertainment

Melissa Hufjay / Karen Gilman
/ 818-977-5775
/ Karen.Gilman@warnerbros.com

Gary Miereanu, 818-427-9469