Fans can watch The Dark Knight in Bruce Wayne’s house

By Dan Lawrence | 17 seconds ago

Want to follow in the footsteps of Christian Bale, Michael Caine and the late great Heath Ledger? Well, now you can, thanks to On Set Cinema, the popular movie screening organization that shows movies in the locations where they were shot. According to comicbook.com, the organization’s next venture will allow fans to watch The black Knight in Bruce Wayne’s house.

The location of Bruce Wayne’s house might not be what you think it is. The era of Christopher Nolan The black Knight saw Bruce Wayne live in a downtown penthouse instead of his usual environment of Wayne Manor, after his stately home in Batman begins. The penthouse scenes were some of the film’s most gripping, especially when the Joker crashed at Harvey Dent’s (Aaron Eckhart) fundraiser party.

On Set Cinema describes the amazing screening event on its website: “I’ll be showing the movie exactly where Joker (Heath Ledger) and his henchmen crash into Harvey Dent’s (Aaron Eckhart) fundraiser party and clash with Batman (Christian Bale) in a brawl, then Joker pushes Rachel (Maggie Gyllenhaal) out the window! It’s one of the most gripping scenes ever. The Dark Knight Trilogy. The building where this scene was shot is located in downtown Chicago on Wacker Dr and has since been transformed into the Chicago Architecture Center. The scene was actually filmed on the first floor of the building – the production used green screens to digitally fill in the Gotham skyline in post-production. There will be free drinks, free popcorn and a tour of the scene filming location! Fans are encouraged to dress up in costume or formal wear like in the movie.

On Set Cinema is presented by The Myers House North Carolina, a life-size replica of Mike Myers’ home from the infamous slasher movie Halloween. The horror movie fan behind the restoration usually uses On Set Cinema to allow other Horror fans to watch movies at their iconic locations. On Set Cinema’s 2022 slate includes screenings of films such as jason lives (Hard Labor Creek State Park, where the film’s summer camp was filmed), Carrie (1976) (projection of the gymnasium used in the film), and of course The black Knight, which has its screening on December 10. The black Knight stands out in On Set Cinema’s schedule as a rare non-horror entry. On Set Cinema events often feature Q&As with movie-related celebrities, unfortunately. The black Knight won’t feature Christian Bale or Maggie Gyllenhall, but for just $50 a ticket the event will offer a tour of the filming location and a Batman comic book store will also be available.

The black Knight is one of the most beloved comic book movies of all time. It’s the second installment in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, featuring Christian Bale’s iconic take on the world’s greatest detective. The 2008 film sees Bale’s Batman come to blows with Heath Ledger’s Joker, with the Aussie supporting actor receiving a posthumous Oscar for his portrayal of the Clown Prince of Crime. Aaron Eckhart makes it a doubly evil affair with his performance as Harvey Dent spiraling downward, at the mercy of the Joker’s interference and transforming into a twisted Two-Face. Alongside Heath Ledger’s Academy Award-winning actor, The black Knight also won an Oscar in the Sound Editing category. Additionally, the film earned over $1 billion at the worldwide box office and received unanimous acclaim from film critics.

Thanks to its success at the box office, awards season and with critics, The black Knight is often seen as a criteria for all subsequent Batman films. As such, On Set Cinema’s unique screening event offers fans a chance to witness one of modern cinema’s greatest comic book adaptations and in a film location no less. For $50 a ticket, it’s an opportunity many fans can’t afford to miss.

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