Joker debuts in Abbotsford on Thursday.

Joker debuts in Abbotsford on Thursday.

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Will you be going to see the anticipated film at Cineplex Abbotsford

It’s anticipated to be one of the biggest movies this fall, and starting tomorrow JOKER hits the silver screens in Abbotsford.

The movie, which is based on Batman’s biggest foe, stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro.

The film is a standalone story and is not associated with any past or future big screen adaptations.

Oscar nominee Todd Phillips is the director, producer and co-writer of the film, which runs two hours and two minutes and is rated 14A for violence.

It acts as an origin story for “the crown prince of crime” and is set in 1981. The story follows failed stand-up comedian Arthur Fleck, who turns to a life of crime and chaos after the disappointment he feels.

It’s loosely based on the graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke, but otherwise is not based on any comic book specifically.

The movie opens at Cineplex Cinemas Abbotsford and VIP on Thursday. Showtimes are 4 p.m. (regular and VIP), 6:15 p.m. (VIP), 7 p.m. (VIP), 7:30 (Ultra AVX), 9:30 p.m. (VIP), 10:10 p.m. (VIP) and 10:30 p.m. (Ultra AVX).

Tickets are available online, with many seats available but the 7 p.m. showing has limited seating available.

The movie also plays Friday at 7:30 (Ultra AVX), 7:45 p.m. (VIP), 10:30 p.m. (Ultra AVX) and 11 p.m. (VIP). There are limited tickets available for the 7:45 show.

The movie expands to eight separate showings daily starting Saturday.

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