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[POLL] Win Tickets To See The Dark Knight Rises: What's Your Favorite Batman Movie?

Tell us which Batman movie you think was the best, or who best played the Batman character and you'll be entered to win two tickets to see the new movie at the IMAX at Palisades Center.

UPDATE: 12 (NOON) Friday, July 20, 2012. The contest is now closed, but you can continue to vote in the poll on actors who played the role of Batman. Thanks to everyone who particpated in the contest and the poll.

Batman — the caped crusader — hits the big screen this week again with Christian Bale playing the iconic role in The Dark Knight Rises.

This is Bale's third time playing Batman after his starring role in Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008). With each new movie in the series, the pop culture debate over the best Batman movie — and who was best at playing the masked crime fighter from the comics — is renewed.

Patch wants to know which in the Batman series of movies, dating back to the first one with Adam West (from the TV series that ran from 1966 to 1968) in 1966, do you think was the best of the bunch. Who do you think was the best Batman.

Take the Patch poll and tells us in the "comments" section of this article why you made your choice. By submitting a comment, you'll be entered to win two tickets to see the movie on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the IMAX theater at Palisades Center mall in West Nyack.

Here are the details of the contest:

  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
  • To enter, take the poll attached to this story and write a comment about your favorite Batman movie or your favorite Batman character in the "comments" section of this story.
  • All entries must be received by Friday, July 20, at noon (12 p.m.) Eastern Time.
  • You may enter once.
  • Two (2) winners will be selected in a random drawing.
  • Each winner will receive two (2) tickets to the Saturday, July 21, 6:30 p.m. showing at the Imax Theater, Palisades Center, West Nyack, NY. Approximate Retail Value of tickets: $19 each. Transportation to/from the theater is NOT included in the prize and will be the responsibility of the winner.
  • Click Here for complete Official Rules.
Wendy Wallach July 18, 2012 at 04:36 PM
The best batman was the original Adam west!
Brian Duddy July 18, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Batman Begins !
Joseph J Gannon July 18, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Did I miss something? "• Each winner will receive two (2) tickets to the Saturday, July 14, 6:30 p.m. showing at the Imax Theater, Palisades Center, West Nyack, NY. That was last weekend.
Brendan July 18, 2012 at 04:48 PM
RIP Heath Ledger
Linda July 18, 2012 at 04:52 PM
JJG--you may not be Batman but you're a good detective! laugh is on us...probably done by The Joker! haha!
William Demarest (Editor) July 18, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Sorry about that.... a typo... the tickets are indeed for this Saturday, July 21. Thanks for noting the error.
Ryan Buncher (Editor) July 18, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Correction. The tickets are for Saturday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. The deadline to enter is noon Friday, July 20.
George del Fierro July 18, 2012 at 05:06 PM
I like Batman Begins best for the intelligent back story it showed : how Bruce Wayne became the person he is, skill, discipline and all.
Ryan Buncher (Editor) July 18, 2012 at 05:08 PM
That is my favorite as well, though The Dark Knight was also outstanding and I'm hopeful that the new one lives up to its promise. Seems like it has been a long time since I was hearing stories about them shoot in Pittsburgh. One of the locations was around the corner from my mother's home.
Joseph J Gannon July 18, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Talent notwithstanding, Ledger is a victim of misadventure by drug abuse and by his own hand...not the first in Hollywood and sadly not to be the last. The media had begun a practice of a decade or so ago of compliling and warehousing obituary data on the glitterati, many of them way too young: Amy Winehouse comes to mine as does Lindsay Lohan, but there are too many others.
Jeff Lewis July 18, 2012 at 05:15 PM
darn. I thought Patch had invented time travel, and that the winner would be able to see the movie before everyone else! ;-)
Kate Dizzine July 18, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Adam West -- absolutely. Grew up watching this series every day after school. Loved it :)
BillinNanuet July 18, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Dark Knight.......Heath Ledger was awesome in it
Kim Tran July 18, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Yes, I agree. I watched that movie specifically because of Heath Ledger. He was great in it
Peter Ubriaco July 18, 2012 at 05:41 PM
The 1966 film was the best. Adam West forever!
M. McCue July 18, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Adam West is my fave. Brings back good memories of years gone by.
Risa Hoag July 18, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Seeing this on the IMAX Palisades screen will be incredible! It is one of only 100 theatres in the country that has the capability to show it the way Christopher Nolan intended. Much of it was shot with IMAX cameras so those scenes will have their full intended effect on the IMAX Palisades screen! Can't wait!
Andrew Costa July 18, 2012 at 09:14 PM
My favorite movie was The Dark Knight. Always entertaining and Heath Ledger played an AWESOME Joker. I don't think anyone will best him. Unfortunately, he's passed on. The plot was epic and the actors and screenplay was amazing. By far my favorite!
Orlando Alberto Franklin July 19, 2012 at 12:15 AM
i'm trying to see if i got mines in...let me know...enjoy your day.
Carol Dyer July 19, 2012 at 09:59 AM
My fav was the original TV series….so campy! Pow, Zap, Splat! So many Catwomen but Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt were pretty hot and Anne Hathaway has to go pretty far to top them!
mike sullivan July 19, 2012 at 10:57 AM
grew up on the tv series
Patrick Holt July 19, 2012 at 12:25 PM
The dark Knight was not just the best batman movie, but visually and storyline one of the best movies ever made period. Pat Holt
thomas vislocky July 19, 2012 at 07:29 PM
i loved the batman series, with adam west, they had great villians on it and the bat traps was fun to see how they would get out of them
EY July 19, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Batman begins, start of Nolan's series.
James Bond July 19, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Batman Begins with Christian Bales
susie que July 19, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Dark knight
William Demarest (Editor) July 20, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Time is running out to cast your vote for your favorite Batman character .... tells us who you like to enter to win 2 tickets to see the new Batman movies at the IMAX at Palisades Center on Saturday.
William Demarest (Editor) July 20, 2012 at 03:44 PM
The contest closes at noon today. Just 16 minutes left to enter.
Coleen Crowe July 20, 2012 at 03:47 PM
I will always love the 1st Batman movie with Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. Although i enjoy the new installments i don't think they will ever be better then Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson :-)
William Demarest (Editor) July 20, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Patch poll on the Batman movies. The contest is now closed.

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