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Know Before You Go: A Guide to the 'Dark Knight Rises'

Burnsville Patch answers all your questions about how much it costs, what times it will be showing and whether there will be increased security at the theater.

There's been a lot of hype about Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight Rises." The movie debuts tonight, but already  Rush Limbaugh is spinning conspiracy theories,  ardent fans are up in arms over critical reviews and fitness magazines have begun to spill ink on the "Catwoman Diet."

Burnsville Patch has compiled a complete list of information (no spoilers) about the hottest movie premier of summer—the last installment of this Batman trilogy, which premiers tonight. 

Thursday afternoon, tickets were selling fast in Burnsville. Should you brave the lines to see it? In the interest of simplicity, we at Burnsville Patch are going to stick to the basics. Here's what you need to know:

What's it like? The Star Tribune He described the latest iteration of Batman as a "complex, expansive tale," rich with suspense, with some sequences that are "as thrilling and agile as a 'Star Wars' shootout." Chris Hewitt, the Pioneer Press reviewer, also gave the film extremely high marks.

"Most superhero movies are deemed successful if they're fun and exciting, but Christopher Nolan's Batman movies have set the bar much higher," Hewitt wrote. "They feel like thrilling, emotionally satisfying movies that just happen to have a super-hero in the lead. 'Rises' takes that a step further, concluding the trilogy with what might also be the wittiest superhero movie, as well as the first that is also a tearjerker."

When is it on? The show officially premiers at midnight, July 20, though Burnsville's is also hosting a "Dark Knight" marathon starting at 6:30 p.m. this afternoon, July 19. For complete movie times, click here.

How much does it cost? For general admission, the cost is $9.75 adults, $7 for children and seniors. If you wish to see the film on the 70-foot extreme screen there is an added charge of $2. D-Box motion seating comes with an $8 surcharge. There is also a $5 charge for VIP Premier seating (you can reserve your seats and enjoy an alcoholic beverage). 

Will there be extra security because of the Colorado shooting? Yes. . Do not wear a costume if you attend the movie, or bring a fake weapon.

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