Although Warner Bros. have found much success in recent decades when it comes to animated films based off DC Comics properties, very few of them have gone beyond the direct-to-video market. Maybe it’s because when Batman: Mask of the Phantasm debuted in theatres nearly 20 years ago, it unfortunately didn’t pull in much money despite being a critical darling and one of the best movies to ever feature the Dark Knight. Period.
In the time since, dozens of stellar flicks have materialized, and the mainstream popularity currently being enjoyed by superheroes has certainly helped the cause. In fact, just last year, both Batman: The Killing Joke and Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders were released in theatres as limited engagements. Now, to the surprise of not very many, Batman and Harley Quinn is following suit.
Seeing as how this is WB Animation’s first 2017 offering to get this treatment, it quickly becomes apparent that they’re going with whichever ones they believe will be the biggest moneymakers. Sure, both Justice League Dark and Teen Titans: The Judas Contract included either the World’s Greatest Detective himself or related characters, but anything featuring him as the headliner – let alone sharing the bill with the white hot Harley Quinn – is going to take top priority.
As it turns out, Batman and Harley Quinn will arrive in theatres on Monday, August 14 for yet another “one night only” engagement, which happens to be the very day before its home video release. Tickets go on sale on June 30, so be sure to follow the source link to Fathom Events, and to keep watch as to which cinemas near you will be taking part.
Source: Fathom Events