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Confirmed: 'TDKR' Prologue on 'Ghost Protocol' But Only 70MM IMAX

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October 24, 2011
Source: AMC

Bane in The Dark Knight Rises

Briefly: We now have official confirmation that the prologue for The Dark Knight Rises will be attached and playing in IMAX in front of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol starting December 16. It was actually the theater chain AMC who confirmed, posting a message saying "AMC Theatres can confirm that this footage will be shown in front of Ghost Protocol on December 16th." However, they add that the footage will "only be shown on the higher resolution 70mm IMAX screens. Not the digital IMAX screens." Interesting - so only real 70mm IMAX, not "LieMAX" for the prologue. I bet this is going to look absolutely breathtaking.

This exciting prologue news was first uncovered by SlashFilm last week and backed up by our own sources. However, the prologue will only run six minutes long, not the originally reported eight. AMC doesn't say anything else about why it's only showing in 70mm IMAX (at least for them, likely this is all IMAX theaters), but I have a feeling it could be something as simple as Christopher Nolan only wanting to show this in the true film IMAX presentation, and not digital. Sounds good to me, I'll be there! The Dark Knight Rises is still shooting, but will have this opening ready by December 16th, when Brad Bird's Ghost Protocol hits IMAX theaters. This is a bit of footage you do not want to miss seeing! And on IMAX it will be amazing. Can't wait!

Note: We don't actually know if Bane will be in the prologue, that's just a great photo we wanted to use.

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  • http://thetylerhayes.com Tyler Hayes
    Begin the freezing process.
  • Anonymous
    Too tired to whine about cheap stunts to sell ticket, we only got LieMAX here, blah blah...
  • Xerxexx
    Did you see Hardy at the Steelers stadium in his Bane garb? Was quite epic, quite epic indeed.
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
      Nah, I've prevented myself from seeing any photos from the set or videos or anything, I haven't seen a SINGLE shot. Hence why none of that is on FS, I've seen nothing and have averted my eyes every time they post a set photo. I don't want to see it until I'm watching the movie! (Or the prologue! Or trailers!)
      • Anonymous
        I agree... mostly because I've gotten lazy and indifferent. I'm gonna try to limit myself to 1 or two trailers.
        • Anonymous
          I gotta go into this flick with a clean slate. 
      • Xerxexx
        I very much understand...however it was awesome!
        • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
          Oh I'm sure I'll see... it all in theaters next July, and at that point, it will indeed be very awesome. :)
          • Xerxexx
            Not trying to spoiler, but Hardy was fantastic at the staduim and its gonna be epic to see him in TDKR.
  • Crockett
    Due to my country being really after cinema-wise there's no chance I'll see the prologue. There's only one here and it's for a damn museum.
    • Anonymous
      Same here, but we do have a LieMAX n LieTanXC (TitanXC, Consolidated's LieMAX). Don't worry, we'll get the prologue online eventually.
  • LieMAX hater
    damn. of course I only have LieMAX around here as well. IS their a listing somewhere that has the real IMAX AMC theatres?  :(
  • Josh
    this link is a compilation of theaters across the US. It shows on google maps which theaters are IMAX or LieMAX very helpful http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=113621990356540393221.000469b6c5915161c3667
  • Josh
    unfortunately, the only amc theater in pittsburgh iiiiiissss LieMAX
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
      Nah they have some real IMAXes in Pittsburgh. The science museum downtown, that has a dome IMAX. I think there's a real one, but you'll have to wait and see which theater(s) are showing the prologue and find that one around PGH. Maybe the Cinemark up north?
  • Josh
    ya, i know about the omnimax, but honestly, ive seen a movie in that before and it's too much haha and im just referring to amc, since they made the announcement. The Pittsburgh Mills theater has a true IMAX i just hope they play the clip
  • ha1rball
    I'm the guy who installed the IMAX projector at the Pittsburgh mills mall... Can't wait for this movie! 
  • Jont
    is it me or are all of the shots of bane preproduction? is that it with that guys character?  

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