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'The Dark Knight Rises' Prologue Goes To 42 IMAX Screens On December 16th; See If It's Playing Near You

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by Kevin Jagernauth
December 1, 2011 9:41 PM
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Remember how last week it was reported that the much talked about "The Dark Knight Rises" prologue was hitting theaters on December 21st? Scratch that. As originally rumored, it will be landing on December 16th but if you want to experience it, you may need to cross state lines depending on where you live.

As expected, Christopher Nolan has some exacting standards in place for the IMAX presentation of his film, and as such it will only be playing on 42 IMAX screens in North America, attached to prints of "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol." These are the the theaters that can handle 70mm projection. And while it may be a bummer that it's not coming to your town, the director believes fans will want to make the trek. "Our experience on 'The Dark Knight' shooting and projecting IMAX 15 perf 65mm/70mm film was inspiring. The immersive quality of the image goes beyond any other filmmaking tool available, and in revisiting Gotham, we were determined to shoot even more of the movie in this unique format. Giving the fans an early look at an IMAX sequence is a great way to draw attention to what I believe will be an incredible way to experience our story when it comes out next summer," Nolan said in a statement.

As previously reported, audiences are expected to get the first six to seven minutes of the film with their ticket that will serve mostly as an introduction to Bane, played by Tom Hardy. And as Christian Bale recently told the Phillipine Daily Inquirier it will be unlike any previous incarnation (Bane previously appeared in Joel Schumacher's "Batman & Robin"). "He goes the whole hog. I know that Bane has been seen in movies before. But, in my eyes, Tom is essentially creating Bane for the first time so there’s great freedom for him to be able to do so,” he said.

So gas up your car, buy your tickets in advance and get ready to stand in line. The full list of U.S. and U.K. theaters below (for the latter, screenings start on December 21st). [BoxOfficeMojo/Nolan Fans]

Austin, TX || IMAX Theater Austin
Boston, MA || Jordan’s IMAX
Boston, MA || IMAX 3D Theatre in Reading
Calgary, AB || Scotiabank Theatre Chinook 16 + IMAX
Chantilly, VA || Washington, DC Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX
Chicago, IL || Navy Pier IMAX Theatre
Des Moines, IA || SCI IMAX Dome Theater Des
Detroit, MI || Henry Ford IMAX
Edmonton, AB || Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton + IMAX
Harrisburg, PA || The Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts IMAX
Houston, TX || Houston Marq*e Stadium 22 + IMAX
Indianapolis, IN || White River IMAX
Los Angeles, CA || Irvine Spectrum 20 + IMAX
Los Angeles, CA || RAVE 18 + IMAX
Los Angeles, CA || Ontario Palace Stadium 22 + IMAX
Los Angeles, CA || Citywalk Stadium 19 with IMAX
Madison, WI || Star 18 Fitchburg with IMAX
Miami, FL || AutoNation IMAX
Minneapolis, MN || Great Clips IMAX
Montreal, QC || Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal + IMAX
Nashville,TN || Opry Mills Stadium 20 + IMAX
New York, NY || Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX
New York, NY || Palisades IMAX
Omaha, NE || Star Cinema 16 with IMAX
Orlando, FL || Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 + IMAX
Ottawa, ON || Silvercity Gloucester + IMAX
Palm Springs, CA || Desert IMAX Theatre
Philadelphia, PA || IMAX & the Tropicana
Philadelphia, PA || Tuttleman IMAX – Franklin Institute
Phoenix, AZ || Arizona Mills 25 with IMAX
Providence, RI || Providence Place 16 with IMAX
Quebec City, QC || IMAX Le Theatre At Quebec
Sacramento, CA || Esquire IMAX
San Antonio, TX || IMAX at RiverCenter
San Francisco, CA || Metreon 16 with IMAX & ETX
Seattle, WA || Boeing IMAX – Pacific Science Center
Tampa, FL || Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
Toronto, ON || Coliseum 12 Mississauga + IMAX
Toronto, ON || Scotiabank Theatre Toronto + IMAX
Toronto, ON || Colossus 18 Woodbridge + IMAX
Vancouver, BC || Colossus Langley + IMAX
Vancouver, BC || Silvercity Riverport 18 + IMAX
UK || BFI London
UK || National Media Museum IMAX Bradford
UK || Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema
UK || Odeon Manchester IMAX @ The Printworks

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7 Comments

  • Mike | December 2, 2011 11:15 AMReply

    Sheesh, that's a much bigger stretch, Jordan's' theaters are 20-30 minutes outside Boston. The only conventional IMAX in the city proper is at the New England Aquarium, but they almost never show Hollywood narrative movies.

  • Wash | December 2, 2011 9:03 AMReply

    Yeah, the "Tropicana" location listed for Philadelphia, PA is actually in Atlantic City, NJ, about 2 hours from Philly.

  • Mike | December 2, 2011 1:32 AMReply

    I like how both of the Jordan's Furniture theaters (not a sponsor BTW, they're actually in furniture stores) are listed as "Boston" because they're in the outer metro area. I suspect that's the case witha lot of these. Either way, once again I'm super happy to live right next to a conventional, full size IMAX.

  • Cirkusfolk | December 1, 2011 11:35 PMReply

    So will the actual movie only be playing on those 42 IMAX screens as well? This is such marketing tool it's not even fun. Guess I'll be seeing it on the web when it hits the same day.

  • John | December 1, 2011 11:29 PMReply

    As expected, Christopher Nolan has some exacting standards in place for the IMAX presentation of his film, and as such it will only be playing on 42 IMAX screens in North America, attached to prints of "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol."

  • Nick | December 1, 2011 11:20 PMReply

    So in the announcement for this, it's not really specified that it's attached to MI:IV. So do we have confirmation that it is regardless of whether or not it was in the press release or will it be just a random one-off people can go to?

  • John | December 2, 2011 9:57 AM

    I agree

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