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The Dark Knight’s star rises again

Friday, July 20th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — With big budget movies shooting in Wilmington right now, don’t forget some films are ready for premier.

“The Dark Knight Rises,” the sequel to the wildly popular “Dark Knight,” shows at midnight, and one local theater invited fans to get in on the fun.

There is something about the Caped Crusader that inspires fans to enter the fantasy world as their favorite character.

Carmike Cinema went all out for the premier of “The Dark Knight Rises” encouraging a well-costumed crowd. Even the employees got in on the act. And there were plenty of events, in the Batman theme of course.

“We did an art contest earlier today, and we did a Riddler’s riddles contest with riddles from the old Adam West show,” Carmike complex manager Alicia Hammitt said. “We’re doing a costume contest, and we have trivia late . So it should be a lot of fun.”

This sequel is Christian Bale’s final turn as Bruce Wayne. It is big fun, it is a big draw and it will mean big money.

“It’s going to be a really big event. When ‘The Dark Knight’ came, out we sold out 15 auditoriums, so we are anticipating selling out the whole house tonight, all 16 auditoriums. That’s 2,000 plus seats,” Hammitt said.

Warner Bros. spent $250 million producing “The Dark Knight Rises.” It is projected to challenge the title of biggest box office weekend and may out draw the $534 million total box office performance of “The Dark Knight.”

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BREAKING NEWS: Mass shooting at “Batman” premiere in Colorado

Friday, July 20th, 2012

AURORA, Colo. (AP) – Police Chief Dan Oates says 14 people are dead following a shooting at suburban Denver movie theater.

He says 50 others were injured when a gunman opened fire early Friday at the Aurora theater.

Oates says one gunman stood at the front of one of the Century 16 theaters at the Aurora Mall.

He says “witnesses tell us he released some sort of canister. They heard a hissing sound and some gas emerged and the gunman opened fire.”

There was no immediate word of any motive.

Police say one person has been arrested and thereno evidence of any additional shooters.

Stay with us for more updates on this story.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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The Dark Knight’s star rises again

Friday, July 20th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — With big budget movies shooting in Wilmington right now, don’t forget some films are ready for premier.

The Dark Knight Rises, the sequel to the wildly popular Dark Knight, shows at midnight and one local theater invited fans to get in on the fun.

There is something about the Caped Crusader that inspires fans to enter the fantasy world as their favorite character.

Carmike Cinema went all out for the premier of the Dark Knight Rises. Encouraging a well costumed crowd. Even the employees got in on the act. And there were plenty of events, in the Batman theme of course.

“We did an art contest earlier today and we and we did a Riddler’s riddles contest with riddles from the old Adam West show.” Explained Carmike Complex manager Alicia Hammitt. “We’re doing a costume contest and we have trivia late . So it should be a lot of fun.”

This Dark Knight sequel is Christian Bale’s final turn as Bruce Wayne. It is big fun, it is a big draw and it will mean big money.

“It’s going to be a really big event, when the Dark Knight came out we sold out 15 auditoriums, so we are anticipating selling out the whole house tonight, all 16 auditoriums. That’s two thousand plus seats.” Said Hammitt.

Warner Brothers spent $250 million producing the Dark Knight Rises. It is projected to challenge the title of biggest box office weekend and may out draw the Dark Knight’s $534 million dollar total box office performance.

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New Hanover News & Notes – Awards/Change of Command ceremony

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Strong community support highlighted the 26th annual AFJROTC Honors and Awards night, May 8 at Laney High School.

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NC taking info again about sterilization victims

Friday, July 20th, 2012

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina government office will continue to verify additional victims of the state’s defunct forced sterilization program even though legislators failed to set aside money to compensate those who are still alive.

The state said Thursday the North Carolina Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation is again examining new requests from people who believe they or someone they know were sterilized through the program during the 20th century.

The foundation stopped taking new requests last month when it appeared operating funds would end, but the Legislature passed a bill directing the foundation to keep going with $128,000 from the Department of Administration.

The foundation so far has confirmed 161 victims, nearly all of whom are still living. More requests are pending. Foundation staff has been reduced from three to one.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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