There was no sign of a bat signal in the partly cloudy skies of Spokane this morning, but the vigilante crime-fighter of the night was spotted promoting the opening of the Dark Knight at the city’s IMAX theater.
The second-run release opened Friday afternoon thanks to the 35mm advocate and director, Christopher Nolan, who requires his movies be shown on film projectors. That’s a good thing for the city because - that’s all they have.
“They’re not making them available to IMAX theaters all in film, some of them are digital only, “ Craig Butz, entertainment manager for the city’s parks department, said.
It used to be the city facility was the place to be for blockbuster grand openings, but Butz explained The Dark Knight showing is a delayed release which is all they can get for big movies nowadays.
When the IMAX theater opened in the AMC multiplex at Riverpark Square, that also limited what films they could have access to because of a licensed agreement between the two companies.