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O Cinema Wynwood90 NW 29th Street, Miami (305) 571-9970
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Popcorn Nights & O CINEMA are proud to present Tim Burton’s Batman: 25th Anniversary Screening & Costume Pre-show!
The first 36 people to arrive will get an original pack of 1989 Topps Batman movie trading cards. (Just don’t chew the gum in the pack…it’s 25 years old!!!)
Everyone has their favorite cinematic Batman. For many, it is Christian Bale, for a few it is Val Kilmer, for nearly nobody, it is George Clooney. For me, it will always be Michael Keaton. If you asked me which Joker I loved more, Jack Nicholson’s or Heath Ledger’s? Well that would be tougher because they are both awesome. However, the Gotham City that Burton helped create is simply awesome and 1989’s “Batman” helped pave the way for modern day superhero films. Please join Popcorn Nights and O Cinema for this one-night-only 25th Anniversary Screening of BATMAN!
8pm: Courtyard Pre-show and costume contest. Come dressed as your favorite DC Comics character. The best costumes will win one of many awesome prizes. There will also be a food truck to get your grub on and more. Plus take the time and mingle with your fellow local movie fans, after all…you all have the same taste in awesome movie classics.
9pm: Sit back and relax inside O Cinema, grab some popcorn and drink of your choice and feast your eyes on the Tim Burton Comic Book classic “Batman” as it was meant to be seen… on the big screen!
Batman is a 1989 American superhero film directed by Tim Burton and produced by Jon Peters, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. It is the first installment of Warner Bros.’ initial Batman film series. The film stars Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton in the title role, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough, and Jack Palance. In the film, Batman deals with the rise of a costumed criminal known as “The Joker”.
After Burton was hired as director in 1986, Steve Englehart and Julie Hickson wrote film treatments before Sam Hamm wrote the first screenplay. Batman was not greenlit until after the success of Burton’sBeetlejuice (1988). Numerous A-list actors were considered for the role of Batman before Keaton was cast. Keaton’s casting caused a controversy since, by 1988, he had become typecast as a comedic actor and many observers doubted he could portray a serious role. Nicholson accepted the role of the Joker under strict conditions that dictated a high salary, a portion of the box office profits and his shooting schedule. The tone and themes of the film were influenced in part by Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke and Frank Miller’sThe Dark Knight Returns.
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Popcorn Nights and O CINEMA have teamed up for a special monthly retro movie night that will take place the last week of each month.