Dallas – see THE DARK KNIGHT RISES at Texas Theatre, get a comic book and/or pin! (for July 19 midnight showing only)

Dallas – see THE DARK KNIGHT RISES at Texas Theatre, get a comic book and/or pin! (for July 19 midnight showing only)

Christopher Nolan’s final chapter to his Batman trilogy hits this weekend with THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. There’s lots of places where you could go see it, but we’re once again hosting a midnight madness premiere at the historic Texas Theatre. Come to the Texas Theatre on Saturday (July 7), and we’ll give you a free promotional BATMAN: EARTH ONE comic book and/or button (while they last – but we have a LOT) just for buying a ticket! Bigfanboy.com has partnered with Zeus Comics & Toys to celebrate the opening weekend of The Caped Crusader’s new adventure on the big screen at the historic Texas Theatre. You could come watch the movie in classic fashion, and potentially walk away with a very cool comic book to remember it by! The Texas Theatre is a fantastic repertory cinema house, but they occasionally show first run features as well, and on this one we’re helping them do it up in style.

You don’t have to do anything special, just buy yourself a ticket for the Thursday (July 19) for the 11.59pm show – this is the only show this offer is good for! Costumes encouraged! You must show your ticket to get a comic and/or pin. Come join us Thursday night for all the fun.

A few notes – if you’ve never been to the Texas Theatre, this is a great place to see movies in a classic environment. Painstakingly restored by the fine folks at Aviation Cinemas, the main house features an impressive 650 seats. Perhaps best known in history as the location where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested, you’ll immediately feel the nostalgia upon entering the doors of this stylish building. The Texas Theatre also has a full bar and plenty of lounge seating, which is a great place to have a drink and talk about the film you’re about to see… or just saw! We’ll be hosting the midnight showing of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES on July 19 – the free comic offer is ONLY good for that showing.

NOTE: We’e giving away items while supplies last, so if you show up just before the movie starts, there’s a good chance you will NOT get one of our goodies. Be aware of this.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morgan Freeman.

SYNOPSIS: Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is set to hit theaters and IMAX on July 20, 2012

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Con and Sci-Fi Expo conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.