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New animated ‘Batman and Harley Quinn’ movie screens in NEPA theaters on Aug. 14

New animated ‘Batman and Harley Quinn’ movie screens in NEPA theaters on Aug. 14
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From a press release:

Following successful big screen presentations of “Batman: The Killing Joke” and “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” in 2016, Warner Bros. Studios, DC Entertainment, and Fathom Events will present a special one-night-only cinema event for the latest DC Universe Original Movie, “Batman and Harley Quinn,” on Monday, Aug. 14 in select movie theaters nationwide.

One night prior to the digital release and 15 days in advance of its arrival on Blu-ray and DVD, “Batman and Harley Quinn” will screen on Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. In addition to seeing the film, audiences at the limited screening will be the first to experience an exclusive featurette spotlighting the film’s star character, Harley Quinn.

Tickets for “Batman and Harley Quinn” can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network, including Cinemark 20 (40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic), Regal Dickson City Stadium 14 & IMAX (3909 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City), and R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 (24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre).

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation from an original story spawned by animation icon Bruce Timm, “Batman and Harley Quinn” finds Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue (a.k.a. The Floronic Man) embarking on an ecological quest to save the planet – and, unfortunately, eliminate most of humankind along the way. To save humanity, Batman and Nightwing are forced to enlist Harley Quinn to catch Poison Ivy, Harley’s BFF and frequent partner-in-crime. Batman’s patience is put to the test by the unpredictable and untrustworthy Harley as the reluctant companions face twists and turns during their bumpy road trip. The result is a thrill ride of action, adventure, and comedy no Batman fan has seen before.

“Fans of DC Universe Original Movies are a devoted legion, and never was that so evident than with the enthusiastic embracing of our ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Fathom Events presentation,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment vice president of family and animation marketing. “Audiences nationwide turned the screenings into true interactive experiences, and we believe ‘Batman and Harley Quinn’ will inspire a similar night of celebration.”

The film boasts a stellar voice cast topped by “The Big Bang Theory” star Melissa Rauch in her first turn as the irrepressible Harley Quinn. The fan favorite voices of “Batman: The Animated Series” – Kevin Conroy as Batman and Loren Lester as Nightwing – take the protagonist leads, while Paget Brewster (“Criminal Minds”) and Kevin Michael Richardson (“The Cleveland Show”) provide the voices of the villainous duo of Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue, respectively.

Sam Liu (“Batman: The Killing Joke”) directed the film from an original story by Bruce Timm (“Batman: The Dark Knight Returns”) with a teleplay written by Timm and Jim Krieg (“Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox”). The co-Producer is Alan Burnett (“The Batman”) with executive producers Sam Register, Bruce Timm, Benjamin Melniker, and Michael Uslan.

“Seeing ‘Batman and Harley Quinn’ on the big screen and among fellow fans is truly the best way to experience it,” Fathom Events VP of Studio Relations Tom Lucas said. “There’s only one opportunity to do this and it’s on Aug. 14. On that night, we’re expecting audiences to pack theater auditoriums just like they did for ‘Batman: The Killing Joke.’”

Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top designated market areas and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events, such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera; dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live; sporting events like Copa America Centenario; concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush, and Mötley Crüe; the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series; and inspirational events.

Fathom Events also takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras, including audience Q&As, backstage footage, and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 896 locations and 1,383 screens in 181 DMAs.