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Joker defaces sites, Kicking and Screening — Free IMAX tickets July 10th, 2008

The WSS Over­ture count­down has ended, and with it the Joker has brought down his mad­ness upon all of the Gotham City viral web­sites, splat­ter­ing them with flood and defac­ing them with mis­chie­vous messages.

On each of these pages a puz­zle piece with a let­ter was left, com­bin­ing all the pieces the phrase “Kick­ing and Screen­ing” can be found, which leads to the next Why So Seri­ous page,


Note the play on words, “Screen­ing” — the prize — Free tick­ets to an IMAX pre-release Dark Knight screen­ing on July 15th!. As quickly as they appeared they have now SOLD OUT.


“You’ve played your part, here are your just rewards. Meet at the ren­de­vous points below. Don’t be late, don’t for­get your ticket or heads will roll. Casual attire, smiles optional.”

Sold Out Chicago, Cin­e­mark IMAX (Woodridge) 9:30pm
Sold Out New York, Pal­isades IMAX (West Nyack) 9:00pm
Sold Out Edmon­ton, Sil­ver City IMAX 9:30pm
Sold Out Pitts­burg, Cin­e­mark IMAX (Tar­en­tum) 9:30pm
Sold Out Kansas City, Stu­dio IMAX (Olathe) 9:00pm
Sold Out Phoenix, Deer Val­ley IMAX 9:00pm
Sold Out San Fran­cisco, Metreon IMAX 9:00pm
Sold Out Los Ange­les, Uni­ver­sal City IMAX 9:00pm
Sold Out Las Vegas, Palms IMAX 9:30pm
Sold Out Min­neapo­lis, Met­ro­pol­i­tan IMAX (St. Michael) 9:30pm
Sold Out Dal­las, Cin­e­mark IMAX 9:30pm
Sold Out Toronto, Sco­tia­bank IMAX 9:30pm
Sold Out Salt Lake City, Jor­dan Com­mons IMAX (Sandy) 9:30pm
Sold Out Grand Rapids, Cel­e­bra­tion IMAX 9:30pm
Sold Out Atlanta, Mall of Geor­gia IMAX (Buford) 9:45pm
Sold Out Den­ver, Col­orado Cen­ter IMAX 9:45pm
Sold Out Hous­ton, Marq*e IMAX 9:45pm
Sold Out Orlando, Pointe IMAX 9:45pm
Sold Out Port­land, Bridge­port IMAX (Tigard) 9:45pm
Sold Out San Diego, Mira Mesa IMAX 9:45pm
Sold Out Omaha, Star IMAX (Coun­cil Bluffs) 9:30pm
Sold Out Indi­anapo­lis, Show­place IMAX 9:30pm
Sold Out Boston, Com­cast IMAX (Nat­ick) 7:00pm
Sold Out Seat­tle, Boe­ing IMAX 7:30pm

An email was also sent out shortly before­hand via Human Resources:

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Thanks to every­one that sent this in! Hope you got your tick­ets in time! (We poor brits miss out again it seems — we’re get­ting the movie a week later anyway).

The offi­cial web­site has also been man-handled by The Joker:

Comments 25 Responses to “Joker defaces sites, Kicking and Screening — Free IMAX tickets”

jaime p July 11th, 2008

here is my ticket!!!!!!!!! 6 hours away i hope its worth it


jaime p July 11th, 2008

check the web­site for the pic of my ticket i got off the site!!!!!!!!!!!!!! whos going to see this????

Princes­sEV July 11th, 2008

I tried to get a ticket to the Las Vegas one at 8:01 when i got the email and it said Vegas was sold out…I sent the link to my friend 10 mins later she got #86 of 86 and cant even go. And on the page it says you cant give it away or anything…So i totally got screwed out of going, Im so bummed.

isi123 July 11th, 2008

Man you guys are soo lucky. Seems as Brit­ian doesnt get any­thing :( ahwel.

jaime p July 11th, 2008

that sucks i just hope for a 6 hour drive that they give some stuff out as well

Princes­sEV July 11th, 2008

yeah we’re going to try to see if an exec from warner is around and see if theyll approve me usu­ing the ticket. I so hope they will.

jaime p July 11th, 2008

gooood luck

tyler July 11th, 2008

I was right about the free tickets.

jaime p July 11th, 2008

wat u mean u were right?

lms July 11th, 2008

i just call a call about traf­fic at gotham bank

Devin July 11th, 2008

Just so you know the fine print says that each ticket is good for you and ONE FRIEND. I called and con­firmed. Each ticket you have is good for entrance for two peo­ple. Im going to the one in Orlando.

jaime p July 11th, 2008

i got a call too sounded crazyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Tim July 11th, 2008

I got the call an hour ago!! Does any­one have a recording??

Princes­sEV July 11th, 2008

i didnt hear the phone but my greet­ing is so short i think it fig­ured i said hello and it recorded the whole call…its so muf­fled though you have to lis­ten like 3 times lol

Alex July 12th, 2008

Where’s the Show­place in Indianapolis?

Katie July 12th, 2008

Jaime, you blacked your ticket num­ber out, but failed to rename the file, which obvi­ously matches up with what you blacked out.

I advise you take your ticket pic­ture down quickly…if it’s not already too late and some­one hasn’t stolen it from you.

Katie July 12th, 2008

Alex, I believe it’s the Kera­sotes Show­place 16 IMAX. I called and asked.

Jen July 12th, 2008

The Warner Bros. Dark Knight site has also been defaced by the Joker, as have all of the down­loads from that site.

tyler July 16th, 2008

When I wrote that com­ment on the bam­boo­zle page, I thought there would be a pat­tern. Remem­ber the free tick­ets to the 6 minute pro­logue of the dark knight, I thought it would repeat by hav­ing a series of scav­enger hunts and count­downs and I thought it would be free tick­ets to the Dark knight. So I was right.

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