*****MEDIA ALERT****

BRENDEN THEATRES AT THE PALMS WELCOMES
DC COMICS ARTIST LEE BERMEJO AND OPENS
 “THE DARK KNIGHT” IN IMAX® AND 35MM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               
June 30, 2008                                                 
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WHAT:           Brenden Theatres & IMAX® at the Palms Casino Resort and Comic Oasis Welcome DC Comics Artist Lee Bermejo and Opens “The Dark Knight” in IMAX® and 35mm with late night screenings.   

WHEN:           Thursday, July 17, 2008
11:00 p.m.        Waiting Lines & Countdown Begins to opening of “The Dark Knight” in IMAX® and 35mm
 
12:01 a.m.        Late night screenings of “The Dark Knight” in IMAX® and 35mm begin.  

WHERE:        Brenden Theatres & IMAX® at the Palms Casino Resort
                        4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, Nevada

Additional Events:
                       
Friday, July 18, 2008
Opening Night Events
                        7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – In-person appearance of DC Comics Artist Lee Bermejo
                        Signing limited edition prints of “The Joker” only available at Brenden Theatres

                        Lee Beremjo was commissioned a special Brenden Theatres/Palms Casino illustration of “The Joker.”  Prints will be available at no charge; however a donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas Fine Art Program is appreciated.

                        Lotus Broadcasting will broadcast live from the Brenden Theatres lobby with prize giveaways and a video competition to win an arcade game from Mountain Coin Machines.
                       
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Saturday, July 19, 2008
1:00 p.m. -       DC Comics Artist Lee Beremjo Autograph Signing at Comic Oasis
                        4:00 p.m.          Located at 3121 N. Rainbow Blvd.
                                                Free admission. 
                                                *Press is welcome to cover event

DETAILS:      Lee Bermejo began drawing comics in 1997 for Wildstorm Studios.  Since, he has contributed both covers and interior artwork for a variety of titles including Hellblazer, Daredevil, Gen 13, Global Frequency, and Steven King’s The Stand.  Work was recently completed on a Joker graphic novel with frequent collaborator/write Brian Azzarello. The two are also responsible for Batman/Deathblow: After the Fire and Lex Luthor: Man of Steel, both mini series for DC Comics.  Currently, Lee is hard at work on covers for Steven King’s The Stand and a new graphic novel project he is both writing and illustrating for DC.  He lives and works in a small town in Italy with his lovely wife, Sara.

                        In The Dark Knight, Batman (Christian Bale) sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good.  With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), the triumvirate proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as the Joker (Heath Ledger), who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces the Dark Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.

Brenden Theatres & IMAX® at the Palms is located at 4321 West Flamingo Road., Las Vegas, Nevada. For information on tickets and showtimes, please call 702-507-4849, or 702-507-1534 for group sales information or visit the website at www.brendentheatre.com.

One-on-one interviews are available with Mr. Lee Bermejo. General event news coverage and exit interviews are welcomed.