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More than 40,000 people have purchased tickets to see “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” on the same day, according to AMC Theatres — a double feature dubbed the “Barbenheimer.”
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If you’re one of the movie lovers planning a back-to-back screening this weekend, then you’re well aware that no detail is insignificant when constructing an optimal viewing experience. Only the perfect curation of snacks and beverages and outfit choices will help you endure (enjoy!) the five hour-plus viewing experience (“Oppenheimer” runs at three hours; “Barbie” clocks in just under two).
Thankfully, there is a glut of of merch and apparel that has been released in anticipation of the blockbuster weekend, including these adorable “Barbenheimer” shirts designed specifically for those whose biggest life question this month revolves around which order to watch the double feature.
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The vintage style t-shirts combine the iconic campaign imagery from each of the films. In one baby pink tee, a playful and smiling Margot Robbie stands beside a sulking Cillian Murphy. Another features an illustration of a retro Barbie doll facing an exploding atomic bomb. Check out the full lineup of Barbenheimer tees on Amazon, starting at $12.99.
The idea behind the back-to-back screenings began as a meme in response to the wildly different blockbuster films having twin release dates. Christopher Nolans’ “Oppenheimer,” starring Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr. and Emily Blunt, is a period piece about the theoretical physicist who led the development of the atomic bomb. Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie,” featuring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, is a neon-hued fantasy comedy that follows Barbie and Ken as they escape Barbie world for the real, human world.
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