The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival (VMDIFF) has announced that it is hosting a special screening of the eagerly awaited Robert Pattinson and Colin Farrell-starring The Batman ahead of its Irish cinema release.

The special screening will take place on Monday 28 February, with tickets on sale now at

The Batman - with Pattinson in the title role and Farrell as his nemesis The Penguin - opens in Irish cinemas on Friday 4 March.

The Batman goes on general release on Friday 4 March

Directed by Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Cloverfield), The Batman also stars Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Jayme Lawson and Andy Serkis.

"We are delighted and honoured to present a very special screening of The Batman easily the most eagerly awaited movie of the year," said Gráinne Humphreys, Director, Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.

"Among the incredible cast, we would like to make a special shout out to our festival friend Colin Farrell, whose career we have supported since his very early films, and we are beyond excited to share his new film with Irish audiences.

Colin Farrell - really! - as The Penguin

"We have worked with Warner Bros. for many years and we recognise their support for our festival by adding this film to our line-up.

"A huge thank you to Matt Reeves and the Warner Bros. team in Dublin for working with us to allow us to present the film."

The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival runs from 23 February to 6 March.

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