Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman was an attempt to move the Caped Crusader as far away from the cartoony camp of the ’60s Batman TV show as possible. It worked, and was perfected with Burton’s 1992 Batman Returns. Still, just a few years later, the Batman franchise had gone full camp again with a pair of Joel Schumacher films. We’ll be screening the second and most infamous of those Schumacher Batman films, 1997’s Batman & Robin, on Wednesday, November 30 at the Avalon Atmospheric Theater. Reserved seating tickets are $11 and are on sale NOW. Cool party!
Yep, this is the one with a vaguely embarrassed George Clooney as Batman, a vaguely returning Chris O’Donnell as Robin, an uncomfortable Alicia Silverstone as Batgirl, a game Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy, and—last but not iced—a top-billed Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze (“Stay cool, bird boy!”) It’s a hilarious mess of a movie that was blasted by critics and loathed by fans. It’s the lowest-grossing live-action Batman film to date. It sent the entire franchise to the cooler for eight long years. Some consider it to be one of the worst superhero movies ever made. Others consider it to be one of the worst movies ever made, period. WE CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH THIS THING ON THE BIG SCREEN AND WE HOPE YOU’LL JOIN US.
The screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. It’ll be presented with the support of our friends at Lakefront Brewery, Great Lakes Distillery, and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Get your tickets NOW. Let’s kick some ice.
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