Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Fathom Events have booked 1,075 U.S. cinemas for the one-night big-screen debut of Batman: The Killing Joke. The companies announced the single night event in June (see “'Batman: The Killing Joke' Animated Feature to Get a Theatrical Release”).

According to Variety, this number of cinemas is the widest rollout of all time. Killing Joke will play on 215 more screens than Ghostbusters, which was the previous record holder with 860 locations on June 8.

The film, which is based on the best-selling graphic novel, will be shown at 7:30 and 10 pm. The showing will include a special introduction from Mark Hamill, a brand new documentary about Hamill and his passion for the project and a behind-the-scenes look at how the song and dance number was created.

The level of interest among exhibitors greatly exceeded expectation, Fathom’s VP of studio relations, Tom Lucas said. “There’s a level of excitement that’s been generated because of the iconic nature of the film.”

Batman: The Killing Joke’s World Premiere will be at San Diego Comic-Con on July 22.  The film will be released for Digital Purchase on July 26, and then on DVD and Blu-ray on August 2.