The Irish Film Institute, Ireland’s only screening house for 70mm prints, will screen Tim Burton’s 1989 classic Batman on Tuesday March 28th at 18.20.
Tim Burton’s Batman represented a seismic change in its serious approach to a comic book character, the success of which laid the groundwork for the superhero franchises that continue to dominate our screens. Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton), who as a child witnessed the murder of his parents, has devoted his life to fighting crime under the guise of the vigilante Batman. An encounter with hood Jack Napier (Jack Nicholson) leads to Napier’s reinvention as the Joker, who embarks on a campaign of murder and chaos against Gotham City in Burton’s Gothic epic.
The continued prevalence of digital projection has led to a significant decrease in the number of cinemas still capable of showing film prints. There are few cinemas in Ireland that still show the previous industry standard of 35mm and the IFI is the only cinema left in Ireland capable of showing film on 70mm.
Since the installation of 70mm projectors in the IFI in 2001, a number of films have been shown, such as Vertigo; Baraka; 2001: A Space Odyssey; Die Hard and recent sell-out screenings of The Hateful Eight and The Master.
Tickets for this exclusive screening are priced at €12 (€10 for members) and are on sale from www.ifi.ie and the IFI Box Office – 01 6793477.
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