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.
AND HERE WE GO!!!
“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).
Last night was the end of the CFB countdown, as two live video feeds were posted to the Citizens for Batman website and crowds gathered at the two locations in New York and Chicago. Fans that turned up for the event received Gotham Times newspapers and a collection of CFB goodies, including T-shirts.
Participants were given Domino’s pizza boxes that contained code words and clues to a locked box in a secret location. At this box more clues were uncovered, leading to a 2-way radio, with which directions were given to a specific spot for the perfect view of The Dark Knight bat signal, projected onto the Woolworth building and Sears tower.
/Film have also posted their report, relaying some off the bad feelings and hindrances that surrounded the poorly executed Chicago event.
On the small USB dongle that comes with the gift set, which contains a number of production images, etc, there is a plaque paying reference to the Gotham Historic Trust. There is also a paying in slip for the Gotham National Bank with username and password scribbled on.
Calling the number, 1866 241 1150 as listed on the plaque returns the automated message:
Thank you for calling the Gotham Historic Trust. Nobody can answer your call right now, but you are welcome to visit our website at www gothamhistorictrust dot com where you can find our current hours of operation, information and online exhibits of Gotham City in days gone by. Thank you for calling.
An update to the Gotham National Bank also mentions the trust:
Gotham National Bank downtown is proud to be on the Gotham register of Historic Buildings. The main branch of Gotham National Bank was originally the old 1st Gotham Bank. In 1934, it was sold when the bank closed. The building passed through many hands in the intervening years and was vacant when it was purchased by Gotham National Bank. After several years of restoration under the oversight of the Gotham Historic Trust, the bank was restored and proudly re-opened its doors at 9:00 am on March 7, 1985.
The 5th episode of Gotham Tonight has been added to the Gotham Cable Network:
World-famous journalist Mike Engel goes to the heart of Harvey Dent’s case against mob kingpin Sal Maroni — Maroni himself. The notorious figure, now standing trial in a Gotham courtroom, faces tough questions on allegations that he is at the top of an organized crime family devastating Gotham City.
Maroni uses his trademark charm and good humor to stymie Engel’s questioning, but his honesty is attacked by GPD Commisioner Loeb. And Mike Engel quizzes Loeb on the two mob bagmen found dead last week — and the leaked GPD surveillance tape that recorded the abduction.
At GCN you can also catch the earlier four episodes.
With an Exit sign, we see our way out of The Joker’s circus tent, clicking the image causes a set of tickets to appear, each with a logo and the text “Redeem at exit”. Clicking the four tickets that were returned as prizes to the individual flash games we’ve seen in the last few weeks leads us to the Overture, where some dynamite awaits us with a timer:
Here we see a fortune telling machine, (much like that creepy one in the Tom Hanks movie “Big”).
Clicking each of the buttons reveals tickets with some fortune and an extra taped on message from The Joker.
You will get your heart’s desire. Too bad you’re an addict.
You will come to the attention of people in high places. Like crazed hilltop snipers.
You will live in interesting times. Interesting to historians. Like the Black Plague.
You will meet someone tall, dark and handsome who you will share your life with. They’ll route your bank funds into an untraceable Carribbean account.
You will come into great wealth. After an industrial accident. You’ll be blind. Deaf. Completely paralyzed. But rich.
Now would be a good time to leave your job. Twenty years flipping burgers is long enough.
Children will influence a major decision. Who knows. You might have married her anyway.
You will have a breakthrough in your career. Your boss will take credit.
You will have an opportunity for a good investment. House of Pies stock is shooting up.
Don’t assume you know what is going on at work. But yes, there are photos. And yes, they will stand up in court.
You will make money, if not for you, then for an organization. Like the IRS.
You will unexpectedly need help today, and the response of friends will surprise you. They’ll take video. Send it to your boss. Your wife. It’ll go viral.
Money is heading your way. But you’re a moving target. Too bad.
Expect a promotion. Expect it to be humiliating.
You will soon receive a gift If your lawyer calls and says don’t answer the door, there’s a reason.
You can expect an inheritance. One of those genetic things that predict a short and miserable life. It will also explain why your ears look like that.
Someone who currently doubt is telling the truth Saying you are the prophet of a new religion won’t help. The voices were wrong. They weren’t free samples.
Beware of false information regarding a loved one. But that thing about the affair? That’s true. Sorry.
Beware of unexpected windfalls. Vegans are especially flatuent.
A new person will enter your life. Your cellmate. The voices will tell him you’re a demon.
An acquantaince will approach you with a business offer. Anyone stupid enough to use a fortune-telling machine will think it’s a great offer. You probably date a pagan.
A small kindness will lead to unexpected benefits. After several thousand dollars, things will mostly be okay. Just give up and throw out your mattress.
Cancel the trip you planned this week Take the trip-dysentery. Stay home-salmonella. Either way you lose weight.
Your star is climbing. You’ll be a celebrity. The Darwin awards are a kind of fame.
14 of these clues have cutouts:
The name of the fortune teller is “Epyttnelis” which is “SilentType” backwards — the name of a SHH forum member that compiled an overall Gotham City map given the snippets seen across the viral sites. Using this map and a co-ordinate system corresponding to the numbers in the corners of the tickets, the tickets cover two squares with the cut outs in each of the 14 giving numbers of a street. Applying these in the order that the tickets can be retrieved we get a sequence of numbers — hitting the buttons in this order (22 1 5 3 4 17 14) reveals the winning ticket and a link to the tent’s exit and onto the Overture.
Greg was in Cincinnati this weekend to see the Bat pod on tour as it does its part in the pre-release promotional campaign for The Dark Knight. You can find some pictures below, even its trailer looks fantastic!
On the other hand, disgruntled fan Travis gives us some words of warning before we head out and see the Pod on tour:
Yes just wanted to let everyone know that it was disappointing. Yes today I got off work at 4pm and picked up my little brother so we could go them at the Showcase Cinema de Lux & IMAX in Springdale, Ohio. We got there just a couple minutes after 5pm and they were gone. The managers said that the Tumbler wasn’t even there and they decided to leave just before 5, even though they were scheduled to be there till 530. It was such bullcrap!!!! My brother and I (along with a whole lot of other fans) were so disappointed. Its nice to know how they (WB) treat their fans. Thanks WB. So just thought I would let everyone out there know you better get there real early if you want to see them.