To The Batmobile! Nerve Centre Celebrates The Dark Knight With Huge Week-Long Event

To The Batmobile! Nerve Centre Celebrates The Dark Knight With Huge Week-Long Event

Na na na na na na - grab your cape and mask, the Nerve Centre is set to be transformed into Gotham City for a week-long celebration of its caped crusader, The Dark Knight.

Icons: Batman, which runs from Monday 16 to Saturday 21 March, celebrates the many manifestations of the Dark Knight, with talks, screenings, FabLab workshops, Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy at Brunswick Moviebowl, and a very special Batman-themed day on Saturday, March 21, at the Nerve Centre. 

Throughout the week (Monday 16 to Friday 20), the Nerve Centre will screen classic films that have influenced later instalments of the Batman franchise, including Taxi Driver, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Batman Returns and the film that brought Christopher Nolan to international attention, Memento.

The action-packed Batman Day – Kapow! on Saturday (March 21) at Nerve Centre will begin at 12pm with a host of free Batman-themed activities for children and young people. The Gotham Arcade will feature a selection of the very best Batman video games, and an interactive green screen that will take gamers on a high-speed chase in the Batmobile. Kids can also get great art tips about how to draw a new villain for Batman in the Gotham Villains Comic Art workshops or they might prefer to make their own Bat memento in the FabLab workshop (advanced booking for all workshops required).

For older die-hard comic book fans, one of Ireland’s leading comic creators and artist on ‘Grayson’ for DC Comics, Stephen Mooney, will be doing a comic signing and taking part in a special panel discussing the ‘Greatest Batman Story Ever Told’.

There’s also a chance to sit in on afternoon screenings of documentaries tracing the history of Batman and animated films based on Frank Miller’s legendary graphic novels Batman: Year One and The Dark Knight Returns.

The celebration will also be running in partner venue Brunswick Moviebowl with a morning screening of The Lego Movie, and the entire Dark Knight trilogy running from 2.30pm until midnight. Tickets available from Brunswick Moviebowl.

David Campbell, Event Coordinator said: 'It's been 76 years since the Dark Knight made his debut and quickly became one of America's most beloved comic book characters. Throughout the week we will be looking back at his rise to fame, his influencers and discussing how he captivated audiences, on numerous TV shows, cartoons, films and video games, since 1939!' 

The Icons: Batman event is supported by Film Hub NI, the Film Audience Network and Brunswick Moviebowl.

Full details including booking links can be found on www.nervecentre.org/whats-on or contact the box office on 028 7126 0562.

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