‘Dark Knight’ Sold Out At Court Street Movie Theater Despite Colorado Nightmare

The UA Court Street Stadium 12 movie theater was packed all weekend, with about 20 showings a day of the “The Dark Knight Rises.” McBrooklyn cites Fandango, which shows that most screenings were either sold out or near capacity, despite the horrifying Aurora, Colorado, massacre that left 12 dead and 58 wounded during a midnight showing Friday. The movie also screened three times daily at Cobble Hill Cinemas, 265 Court Street.

Despite box office tallies being delayed until Monday, media outlets are reporting that the film took in $162 million in North America over the weekend. That sum gives “The Dark Knight Rises” the highest 2D opening in history.

Crain’s New York quotes theater-goer Katie Birkel, who saw the movie over the weekend in Manhattan. She said she had been inspired by a statement from the film’s director, Christopher Nolan, after the Colorado tragedy: “He said that movies are about coming together and sharing an experience. I agree with that.”

Mike Sumner, standing a few steps behind her, added, “Colorado was an isolated incident. I’m not afraid of copycats. Besides, I’m a New Yorker. We’re always vigilant.”

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  • Knight

    Those kinds of things don’t seem to happen in Brooklyn (knock wood). Maybe the shooters are afraid the crowd will shoot back here.

  • Peter

    They will at that movie theater !

  • Mr. Crusty

    Those poor officers that are stationed at the Cobble Hill theater all day and night. Can you get a more boring detail? Actually they seemed to be enjoying the popcorn when I left the Woody Allen movie yesterday.

  • j

    I saw it Sunday (not at UA Court St). I didn’t think twice about it but I did feel a bit uneasy during the bank robbery scene.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/13189502@N02/ Eddyenergizer

    Mr. Crusty, did they get the popcorn for free?

  • Knight

    50% discount, Eddy. ;)

  • Jorale-man

    Strange that they would have cops guarding the tame Cobble Hill Cinema, which is practically an art house theater. The Court St. audiences, on the other hand, would be too busy texting or talking on their phones to notice if a crazed gunman walked in.

  • my2cents

    I seem to recall at least one occasion in the past where a firearm was discharged in the Court St. Cinema. But I think the miscreant was just firing at the screen. Still, we are fooling ourselves to think this sort of thing could never happen here. It’s very scary.

  • Patty

    Sorry for being off topic, but can anyone recommend a good dog walker in the neighborhood?


  • GHB

    Patty, Csaba and Henriett are the best. I can send you their info. Let me know.

  • http://n/a Barbara Shernoff

    Jorale-man: Thanks for the hilarious post. so true!

    My2cents: Yes–it could happen anywhere.

  • x

    The Court ST UA could use more security.

  • Patty

    GHB, Please do