The LEGO Batman Movie IMAX 3D

October 2, 2018, 6:30pm

Michelle & Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre, Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC), 3131 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The Large Format Cinema Club invites you and a guest to attend a special screening of:

The LEGO Batman Movie IMAX 3D - followed by a Q&A with Director, Chris McKay, Dan Lin, Jared Stern and John Whittington.

Directed by Chris McKay.
Produced by Phil, Lord, Dan Lin, Christopher Miller and Roy Lee.
Written by Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern, and John Whittington.

6:30 P.M. on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018.

Followed by a Q&A with Chris McKay, Dan Lin, Jared Stern, and John Whittington.


Michelle & Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre
Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC)
3131 S Figueroa St,
 Los Angeles, CA 90007
(Entrance on 32nd Street)

About The LEGO Batman Movie

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble-LEGO Batman- stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

About the Guest

CHRIS McKAY is the director behind the worldwide box-office hit animated adventure “The LEGO Batman Movie,” the second feature in the LEGO film franchise. Most recently, McKay produced “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” starring Justin Theroux, Dave Franco and Jackie Chan.  Previously, McKay served as co-director, editor, and animation director of the 2014 blockbuster “The LEGO Movie.” His work as an editor on that film earned him the American Cinema Editors Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film, Animation, as well as an Annie Award nomination for Best Edited Animation Feature Film.  

A Chicago native, McKay is the visionary behind numerous television and film programs of critical acclaim.  He is the director, writer and producer behind the award-winning television series “Robot Chicken,” “Titan Maximum” and “Morel Orel.”

McKay has worked as a successful producer, editor and writer for Adult Swim/Cartoon Network.  He has directed more than 50 episodes of “Robot Chicken,” one of the highest rated and critically acclaimed programs on Cartoon Network. Since its premiere, the show has received 14 Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Short-Form Animated Program, Outstanding Voiceover Performance, and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animations, and McKay won the Emmy in 2010 for his work as director. The show has also received five Annie Award nominations and won the award for Best Character Animation in a Television Production in 2008.

As director and a show producer, McKay made “Titan Maximum,” a groundbreaking animated program for Adult Swim that incorporated traditional stop-motion as well as 2D and 3D animation.

Additionally, McKay has been nominated for an Annie Award for Best Directing in an Animated Television Production or Short Form for his work on the darkly comedic “Morel Orel,” created by TV comedy writer Dino Stamatopoulos.

McKay is a regularly featured panelist at Comic-Con International, Wizard World’s Comic-Con Tour, and the Anime Expo.  He currently resides in Los Angeles.


DAN LIN is the CEO of Rideback (formerly Lin Pictures), a production company that creates and produces film and television content for global audiences. Lin's company is based at Rideback Ranch, a creative campus located in the historic Filipinotown are of Los Angeles that serves as a hub for writers, filmmakers and other leading production companies. Rideback has a first-look film production deal with Warner Bros. and a TV broadcast deal with CBS Productions.

Since his company’s formation in 2008, Lin has produced films that have grossed more than $3 billion in worldwide box office.  He most recently produced the blockbusters “IT,” “The LEGO Batman Movie,” and “The LEGO Movie.” Previous credits include “Sherlock Holmes,” “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” and “Gangster Squad.”

Lin is currently in production on Warner Bros.’ “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,” New Line’s “IT: Chapter Two,” Disney’s live-action “Aladdin,” and Netflix’s “The Pope.” Lin and his company also develop and produce TV series for network, cable and OTT, including the hit series “Lethal Weapon” for the Fox network.

Prior to forming Lin Pictures, Lin served as Senior Vice President of Production for Warner Bros. Pictures. During his eight-year tenure at the studio from 1999 to 2007, he oversaw the development and production of such films as Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning dramas “The Departed” and “The Aviator.”

Lin serves on the board of directors for several non-profit organizations, including Mayor Garcetti’s Evolve Entertainment Fund, the Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children, and the I Dream of Fish Foundation.  He is also a tutor for the Young Storytellers program at Union Elementary School.

Lin received his undergraduate degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. 


JARED STERN is a writer, producer, and director for film and television. Stern recently made his feature directorial debut on the semi-autobiographical Netflix original HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, for which he also wrote the screenplay. He is currently directing the DC animated film SUPER PETS and serves as showrunner and executive producer on Netflix's adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss story GREEN EGGS AND HAM. Past project he's contributed to include WRECK-IT RALPH and The LEGO BATMAN MOVIE.



JOHN WHITTINGTON is the co-writer of THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE and THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE. He is also a writer for Netflix's upcoming series GREEN EGGS AND HAM and has projects in development with Warner Bros, Skydance Animation, and Fox. In 2017, he was selected as one of Variety's 10 Screenwriters to Watch.






About the Large Format Cinema Club

The Large Format Cinema Club (LFCC) is a recognized student group dedicated to the appreciation of Giant Screen films and new and emerging forms of large scale media. Events include screenings of Large Format films, video game jams on the IMAX screen, and other Giant Screen centric events. 

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Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open current students, staff, and faculty. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:00 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.

Theatre Location: 
Michelle & Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre
Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC)
3131 S Figueroa St,
 Los Angeles, CA 90007
(Entrance on 32nd Street)


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at the USC Royal Street Entrance, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend the USC Royal Street Structure, at the far end of 34th Street. Limited street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

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