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Monarch Theater

The Monarch Theatre was a movie theatre that was located in the Park Row district of Gotham City.

It was perhaps best known for being the last location Thomas and Martha Wayne were seen alive in public before their deaths in Crime Alley.

Incident ReportsEdit

Before Arkham Origins IncidentEdit

Arkham Origins IncidentEdit

Cold Cold Heart IncidentEdit

Between Arkham Origins and Arkham City IncidentEdit

Arkham City IncidentEdit

After Batman escaped from Wonder Tower, Joker announced that he had taken Talia al Ghul to the Monarch Theatre and was planning on killing her, unless Batman showed up. Batman arrived at the theatre, where Joker demanded, at gun point, that Batman hand over the Titan cure.

Confused at Joker's statement, as he had thought Joker had already stolen the cure, Talia ran her sword through Joker and revealed that she had stolen the cure from Harley Quinn earlier in the Steel Mill.
Realizing too late that the Joker Talia had killed was not the real Joker, Batman watched as the real Joker killed Talia with a gun from the theatre's upper level, while the one Talia had "killed" revealed himself to be Clayface, who had accepted Joker's offer to fill in for him simply for the role of a lifetime.

After taking the cure from Talia's corpse, Clayface and Batman fight, with Batman using his Freeze Blasts to freeze Clayface and carve him up with Talia's sword.
With Clayface apparently defeated, Joker detonated the theatre's floor, caused it to collapse and reveal Ra's al Ghul's Lazarus Pit that was directly underneath the theatre.

As Batman defeated Clayface a second time and retrieved the cure, Joker attempted to gain immortality through the Lazarus Pit, but Batman destroyed the pit before Joker could enter it. Demanding that Batman give him the cure, and appealing to the hero's "no killing" code, the Joker became impatient when Batman briefly considered allowing him to die. Attempting to take the antidote by force, Joker caused Batman to drop the vial; and shattering it on the floor.

Batman stated that the "funny" part was that he had actually decided to give Joker the antidote before he attacked him. Joker agreed that it was actually hilarious and died laughing with a smile on his face. Batman carried Joker's body out of the theatre past his goons and Harley Quinn, and left it on the hood of a GCPD patrol car outside of Arkham City.

After Arkham City IncidentEdit

Arkham Knight IncidentEdit

The theater back door is briefly seen on a hallucination near the end of the game. The theatre is planned to appear as a Combat Challenge map on the upcoming Community Challenge Pack



  • The movie that the Waynes went to see had fluctuated between The Mark of Zorro (1920) starring Douglas Fairbanks and The Mark of Zorro (1940) starring Tyrone Power and Basil Rathbone.
  • "The Terror" being shown on the projector was in fact a movie that Jack Nicholson (The one who played the Joker in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman Movie) was in. The Terror was also a fictional movie that starred Basil Karlo's, but the movie was rebooted with new actors, which made Karlo go insane, and get into a body mutating accident, which lead to the creation of Clayface.

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