No Midnight Screenings Of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES In The UK

No Midnight Screenings Of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES In The UK

According to UK Scott Cinemas Warner Bros. has requested no midnight screenings for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises in the UK. Click the jump to voice your opinion.

The Dark Knight Rises won't be able to break one box office record as there will be no midnight showings in the United Kingdom. A surprising move as The Avengers, Harry Potter, and the Twilight movies have done exceptionally well in the wee hours. I'll assume that Warner Bros. doesn't want the ending of the film to leak initially overseas.
We've just been informed that there will be no midnight shows of 'The Dark Knight Rises' at the request of Warner. This is because the film is opening as a day-and-date release with the US. The first permitted shows are midnight on Fri 20th July in the US, which because of the time zone makes that about 5am here. We won't be doing 5am shows, but hope to have booking available soon. - UKScottCinemas

This was also confirmed by ODEON Cinemas:

Information Courtesy of Dragon_316ca & Man In Black

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th 2012 and stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate.

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antonio - 6/8/2012, 12:25 PM
Shafting the U.K. audience so the ending won't be leaked?
superotherside - 6/8/2012, 12:27 PM
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 6/8/2012, 12:44 PM
Well they got to see Avengers and Prometheus before us so...
jessepostal - 6/8/2012, 12:47 PM
@tea has the mrs. Put a bed time on you already bro?
95 - 6/8/2012, 12:50 PM
That's fair.
LoudNoises - 6/8/2012, 12:51 PM
If this is true then ending must be pretty amazing as to risk losing this much money on midnight screenings. If anything this shows how confident they are about this movie.
Jordanstine - 6/8/2012, 12:57 PM
Dumb WB.

Ending leaks usually come out at least a day or 2 before the movie comes out anyway.

Besides, it's eventually going to be leaked.

WB is just preventing 5 hours of it from happening anyway. That still won't stop people from seeing it.
spidey1994 - 6/8/2012, 1:00 PM
Well I wasn't going to see at midnight, I was going to see it after school finished.
ComicBookKidUK - 6/8/2012, 1:02 PM
This whomps.
PreparationH - 6/8/2012, 1:06 PM
Felinae - 6/8/2012, 1:07 PM
The next round of films may just be released overseas first, so enjoy it while you can America!
StrangerX - 6/8/2012, 1:08 PM
Swarley - 6/8/2012, 1:10 PM
Kinda sucks, but understandable. Avengers was pretty much spoiled, waiting a week before releasing it state side did not help. Still.
OdinsBeard - 6/8/2012, 1:13 PM
thats for Avengers (Assemble) lol
Hudson3D - 6/8/2012, 1:19 PM
Kiss my Brit ass Superguy!!
Supes17 - 6/8/2012, 1:22 PM
It's a dick move, but a smart move...
Hudson3D - 6/8/2012, 1:28 PM
Hudson3D - 6/8/2012, 1:31 PM
@Just1.. Bro, If I was in a position to just up and move to the US then I would. More then anything I love the patriotism. But until then, I have to be a Brit. Even if that makes me gay... ;-)
Hewillrises0609 - 6/8/2012, 1:32 PM
I love it sucker queen :-)
Hudson3D - 6/8/2012, 1:34 PM
Yeah thanx Nomis.
Fantine - 6/8/2012, 1:35 PM
I'm in Belfast and theres a midnight screening at my local cinema....
Hudson3D - 6/8/2012, 1:38 PM
Jesus christ Tea.. Anal bleaching? You in the north or south?
SamHell - 6/8/2012, 1:38 PM
Batman's gatta new movie out?? Hmm,,,,intresting
Hudson3D - 6/8/2012, 1:39 PM
Hey Tea.. I love the queen and all but I have to draw the line sometimes..
ElBicho - 6/8/2012, 1:40 PM

You know I love you, but ...

'MERICA! Eat it, UK!
CPBuff22 - 6/8/2012, 1:42 PM
And all the Brits say it together...

Hudson3D - 6/8/2012, 1:43 PM
Tea, I'm in Stockport, South Manchester. I was hoping you were close enough for a beer.
Hudson3D - 6/8/2012, 1:45 PM
Monkeyballs, it's all done for money. You get the feedback in the U.S so that you all want to spend your money. Don't feel bad... :-(
Hudson3D - 6/8/2012, 1:50 PM
@Tea I will keep an eye out for UKboy. Nice to meet you mate, hope to cross paths some day. Now I am out of beer so I am off to the offey before it shuts. See you later mate.
sbdc1939 - 6/8/2012, 1:50 PM
this news does not affect me in any way shape or form so i guess all i can say is " sux to be british" lol
Hudson3D - 6/8/2012, 1:51 PM
Sorry MonkeyB.. I have lost my judgment tonight lol...
Gmoney84 - 6/8/2012, 1:55 PM
Oh, I love this track!

A WW II American soldier had been on the front lines in Europe
for three months, when he was finally given a week of R&R. He
caught a supply boat to a supply base in the south of England,
then caught a train to London. The train was extremely crowded
and he could not find a seat. He was dead on his feet and walked
the length of the train looking for any place to sit down.
Finally he found a compartment with seats facing each other;
there was room for two people on each seat. On one side sat only
a proper looking, older British lady, with a small dog sitting in
the empty seat beside her.
"Could I please sit in that seat," he asked.
The lady was insulted, "You Americans are so rude," she said,
"Can't you see my dog is sitting there?"
He walked through the train more and still could not find a seat.
He found himself back at the same place.
"Lady, I love dogs - have a couple at home - so I would be glad
to hold your dog if I can sit down," he said.
The lady replied, "you Americans are not only rude you are
arrogant," she said.
He leaned against the wall for a time, but was so tired he
finally said, "lady, I've been on the front lines in Europe for
three months with not a decent rest for all that time; could I
please sit there and hold your dog?"
The lady replied, "You Americans are not only rude and arrogant,
you are also obnoxious."
With that comment, the soldier calmly stepped in, picked up the
dog, threw it out the widow, and sat down.
The lady was speechless.
An older, neatly dressed Englishman sitting across on the other
seat spoke up.
"Young man, I do not know if all you Americans fit the lady's
description of you or not. But I do know that you Americans do a
lot of things wrong. You drive on the wrong side of the road, you
hold your fork with the wrong hand, and now you have just thrown
the wrong ***** out of the window."

spideyxmenfan307 - 6/8/2012, 1:57 PM
I guess wb doesn't want it to get spoiled so I guess this makes sense.
Gmoney84 - 6/8/2012, 2:03 PM
I love the UK. Without you limey, snaggle-toothed bastards we would've never had Benny Hill.
Hudson3D - 6/8/2012, 2:14 PM
Ha1frican - 6/8/2012, 2:27 PM
billytwohats - 6/8/2012, 2:32 PM
'I love the UK. Without you limey, snaggle-toothed bastards we would've never had Benny Hill.'

Dont mention it fattest country in the world! ;)

Jollem - 6/8/2012, 2:33 PM
@Tea - you know damn well 'merka (that's how jr. pronounced it) single-handedly won ww2 with one john wayne, and four clones of john wayne:)
Hudson3D - 6/8/2012, 2:36 PM
Thanks Durf.
Azrael725 - 6/8/2012, 2:41 PM
Wow . . . bold move. The ending of this film must be absolutely amazing for Warner Bros. to even agree to this! If it's not then I will be pissed!
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