‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ screens in Australian and New Zealand cinemas in July

Batman: The Killing Joke animated

Roadshow Films will screening BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE in select Australian cinemas ahead of it’s home release. Special, one-evening-only event screenings taking place on Sunday, July 24, with the digital version available from July 27 or on Blu-ray and DVD in August. Screenings appear to be taking place at 3pm AEST simultaneously, and the following cinemas have added times, ticket links and locations so far. Let us know if you find any other ones:

  • Event Cinemas – Multiple locations around the country. See page for details.
  • Hoyts – Playing at 19 different cinemas. See page for details.
  • Dendy –  Newtown and Opera Quays (NSW), Canberra, Portside (QLD)
  • Palace Cinemas –  Palace Electric Cinema, The Kino Cinemas, Palace Barracks, Palace Westgarth, Palace Dendy Brighton, Palace Norton Street
  • Hayden Orpheum
  • New Farm Cinemas

Based on the acclaimed 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.

The celebrity-laden cast is led by Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League) and Mark Hamill (Star Wars franchise) as they reprise their seminal roles as the voices of Batman/Bruce Wayne and The Joker, respectively. The cast also features Tara Strong (Teen Titans; Batman: Arkham games), as Barbara Gordon and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, RoboCop) as Commissioner Gordon.

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE is directed by Sam Liu (Justice League vs. Teen Titans) from a script by Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Azzarello. Check out the trailer below.