Batman and his stealth-looking car will make an appearance during a movie marathon at Frank Theatres in York Township next week.
Well, it won't be the real Batman, and the car is a replica of the Tumbler, the mobile seen in the two most recent films starring Christian Bale as the man in black.
Both films -- "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" -- will be shown as part of a marathon in the lead up to the showing of "The Dark Knight Rises," the newest film in the franchise, at 12:01 a.m. next Friday, said Kevin Scott, general manager of the multiplex.
Scott said he hopes to have the Tumbler and Batman there a couple hours before the marathon starts.
Scott wanted to do something special to mark the latest film and commemorate Christopher Nolan's last as the director of a Batman movie.
The English-born Nolan directed the three features and had previously announced the latest one will be his last as director of the series.
"This is the final episode," Scott said.
The car: Bob Dullam was the man to help mark the occasion. The Michigan man built an exact replica of the Tumbler and a number of costumes seen throughout the films.
He'll be at the theater in full costume with the car, Scott said.
The entire car was built from scratch in Dullam's garage, according to his website.
The marathon starts at 6 p.m. with the showing of "Batman Begins." After that films ends, and following a 20-minute intermission, "The Dark Knight" will be shown at 8:55 p.m., and lastly "The Dark Knight Rises" will be shown.
Tickets to see all three films are $19.
So far, 60 marathon tickets and 200 tickets for "The Dark Knight Rises" have been sold, Scott said.
But he expects more tickets will sell, meaning additional auditoriums will be filled.
"As of right now we're in three theaters but that will expand," Scott said.
Regal event: Regal West Manchester Stadium 13 will also host a marathon at its York location, 1800 Loucks Road.
Tickets to see the full Dark Knight trilogy include "Batman Begins" at 6:30 p.m., "Dark Knight" at 9 p.m. and the opening day showing of "Dark Knight Rises" at 12:01a.m. Tickets cost $25 and can be reserved at REGmovies.com.
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