Updated 07/19/2012 07:41 AM
Flix Files: 'Dark Knight Rises' in multiple film formats
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The Dark Knight not only rises, but is the only game in town when comes to new movies this weekend. With no other major releases or any new independent films opening, we don't have the usual rundown of options, but there are a few different ways to get your Batman fix.
Director Christopher Nolan shot nearly an hour of footage for "The Dark Knight Rises" with IMAX cameras and there are only seven theaters in the state of Texas equipped to show that film in its optimum format.
The only one in Austin is the Bob Bullock Museum's IMAX theater which closes out "The Amazing Spider-Man" for Batman's midnight debut. Those tickets are sold out, but several other theaters offer a scaled down IMAX experience including AMC's Barton Creek Square and Regal's Gateway theater.
Galaxy's Highland theater is the only local movie theater able to show the film along with D-Box motion seats.
If you want the maximum Batman time possible, multiple theaters offer a Dark Knight marathon showing all three of Nolan's films starting Thursday evening.
As for the buzz, the biggest debate leading up to release comes from a small fraction of bad reviews. Not to worry. Most critics are praising the film as a spectacular accomplishment that's still about as good as superhero movies get.