The Dark Knight Trilogy marathon begins tonight, and a gallery of Batmobiles

AMC Theaters’ newest marathon event is tonight, the Dark Knight Trilogy Marathon, and with more than 60,000 advance ticket sales it has already become the biggest selling marathon movie event to date.  Starting at 6 p.m. and culminating with the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises at midnight, tonight is sure to be a big night for Batman fans.

Until then, for your viewing pleasure and to get you psyched for Batman night, here is a gallery of all of the Batman cars–the Batmobiles–that have appeared on-screen, from the TV series in the 1960s to today’s bulky offroad vehicle, featured on the lawn between the Hilton Bayfront Hotel and the San Diego Convention Center last weekend as part of the Comic-Con festivities.  The photos I took this weekend don’t do justice to these big, sleek, bad Bat-cars.

First off, above is the original 1955 modified Lincoln that became the Batmobile driven by Adam West in the original Batman TV series.

My favorite of them all and the best looking in person–Michael Keaton’s Batmobile from the 1989 Batman and Batman Returns movies.
Val Kilmer’s Batmobile from Batman Forever.
George Cooney’s Batmobile from Batman and Robin.
Christian Bale’s Batmobile “The Tumbler” from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
Christian Bale’s Batmobile from the new film The Dark Knight Rises.
Christian Bale’s Batcycle from the new film The Dark Knight Rises, on display in the Comic-Con exhibit hall at the Warner Brothers booth.  The cycle is a separating feature of the Tumbler.

Details for tonight’s movie event across the country:

C.J. Bunce

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  1. A couple of us totally lucked out and got into the employee midnight screening last night of Dark Knight and all i can say Is “Goosebump AWESOME!!!!!!”

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