Ah, the dreams we dream, such dreams we enjoy, so many dreams varied and diverse.

But the greatest of our dreams is to walk the red carpet, arm in arm, shoulder-to-shoulder with Batman!

Can't have reality? There's always the virtual! The video uplink!

Tonight's New York Red Carpet Premiere of the new Batman pic, The Dark Knight Rises, will be streamed – live! – this evening courtesy of a company named NowLive. (It's a great promo for the company, n'est ce pas?)

Yes, it's free.

The personages you should expect to see – live! – at the star-studded event include Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman, and director/writer/producer Christopher Nolan, writers Jonathan Nolan and David S. Goyer, and producers Emma Thomas and Charles Roven.

It'll be better than being there in person. (I mean, you can watch it in your favorite Hanna Barbera PJs!)

The circus begins this afternoon at 6 p.m. Eastern Time (3 p.m. Pacific) and can be enjoyed on this webpage (http://www.nowlive.com/thedarkknightrises.)

You can also watch on our SidesShow page. See below: