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'The Dark Knight Rises' Prologue IMAX Theater Listings Announced

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December 1, 2011
Source: Nolan Fans

The Dark Knight Rises

It's almost here. Only 16 more days. Warner Bros has confirmed and officially announced (press release via ComingSoon) a surprisingly short list of IMAX theaters that will be showing the highly anticipated prologue to The Dark Knight Rises. As stated when this was first discovered, this six-minute opening sequence of the film will only be showing in select 70mm IMAX theaters worldwide, including many in the US and a few in Canada and the UK as well. The Prologue will be released in North America on December 16th in front of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol and in the UK on December 21st. The full list of theaters below!

The prologue will serve as "an introduction to Bane, and a taste of the rest of the film," as was mentioned by Nolan himself. DP Wally Pfister and Nolan employed the extremely high-resolution IMAX cameras even more extensively on The Dark Knight Rises to achieve unprecedented crispness and clarity and a truly immersive experience for the moviegoers. Here's the statement attached from Christopher Nolan:

"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."

Below is a list of the theatres in North America where The Dark Knight Rises prologue will be playing:

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

Below is a list of UK theatres where The Dark Knight Rises prologue will play starting on December 21:

UK - BFI London - London
UK - National Media Museum IMAX - Bradford
UK - Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema - Glasgow
UK - Odeon Manchester IMAX @ The Printworks - Manchester

The Dark Knight Rises cast is lead by Christian Bale as Batman, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Tom Hardy as Bane, Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake, with Juno Temple and Matthew Modine. Reprising roles from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight: Michael Caine plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon, and Morgan Freeman plays Lucius Fox.

The Dark Knight Rises is once again directed by Oscar nominated British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of Following, Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight and Inception previously. The script was co-written by Christopher & Jonathan Nolan (The Prestige, The Dark Knight), from a story by Chris Nolan & David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight). Warner Bros is bringing The Dark Knight Rises to regular and IMAX theaters everywhere July 20th, 2012 next summer. In Nolan We Trust!

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  • http://twitter.com/dalton_weaver Dalton Weaver
    I'll be skipping this. I can't wait for the movie, but I'd rather wait for the entire thing a few months from now.
  • Guss
    Thats it? :/ man. How long is it in theaters? 
  • Al
    How can this not be in New Jersey? The Jersey City one is the largest Dome Imax in the nation, and the one in Palisades is more than legitimate. This wangs chung. 
    • Brian Marino
      Agreed.  Its only in AC.  I dislike how "limited" this is.  Also, I don't know why they picked the Franklin Institute as the one place to have it in the PHiladelphia area.  There are two much nicer ones, one in Cherry Hill and one in King of Prussia.
    • KH
      Cause it's Jersey. >.>
  • Anonymous
    That's completely ridiculous...Is the trailer that epic that it has to be seen on Imax? Freaking stupid...I'll be waiting for a bootleg version of it to hit online. I wouldn't be surprised if they decide to have the movie only in Imax theatres.
    • http://www.facebook.com/zach.huizenga Zachary Huizenga
      This is not the trailer; it's the first six or seven minutes. They did this with The Dark Knight and screened the bank heist sequence in front of select IMAX screenings of I Am Legend. It worked then to get people even more excited about the film, and it should work this time too. 
    • http://www.facebook.com/zach.huizenga Zachary Huizenga
      And no, The Dark Knight Rises will NOT be screened exclusively in IMAX.
      • Anonymous
        oh ok thanks for the info I didn't know it was done in that fashion previously before because I saw I am Legend in theatres to watch the trailer but not in Imax.
        • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
          He's correct, TDKR will show in regular theaters as well as IMAX, this is just a special IMAX prologue event. Not sure why it's so limited, but it makes it exclusive for now.
        • Chris Amaya
          I Am Legend in IMAX had the first 7-8 minutes of The Dark Knight back in 2007. 
        • Anonymous
          15 mins or so of Avatar was shown by itself. In enough theaters to make it here too, which is why I was hoping we'd get a chance to see it. Oh well, looks like I'll just wait till Ghost Protocol airs on FX.
  • Anonymous
    Palm Springs WOOOO!!! ^-^
  • Al
    Never mind, apparently the Palisades Imax is in New York (not true). Whatever, I'm happy that I'll get to see it after all. 
    • Joe
      Palisades is in NY
      • Al
        Not the mall buddy. 
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002062066674 Johnny So Rad
    *waits for amateur youtube video to be uploaded* Oh hell, i'll go and pay for Ghost Protocol just to watch the prologue and then leave before the movie starts. I mean its Nolan for Christ sakes!
    • JBrotsis
      if it were in my hometown, id do the exact same thing haha. I have no plans nor no intentions on seeing another MI...or Tom Cruise. 
      • JL
        Haha.  I don't care how many rants Mel Gibson goes on over the phone and gets recorded doing so, I'd still prefer to watch him than Tom Cruise.  Anyone who actually believes in scientology is fucking cracked.  And Cruise isn't really that great.
  • Shaun
    It doesn't really matter does it? A pirated version will probably be on the internet at least 5 minutes before the midnight release of the film it's attached to.
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
      Please don't watch a bootleg... but I realize if you have no choice and there isn't one in your state, there's not much you can do... :/
    • Jacob
      Except for the quality difference of watching it on an IMAX and watching a compressed version of it on your computer monitor. 
  • Enny_76
    The movie was filmed in Pittsburgh but it isn't being shown here. :( hope the premier is here though.
  • Anonymous
    Alex, it'll be on all the IMAX prints right? So, I'll still be able to see the opening on Saturday and Sunday? Not just the midnight showing? I don't want to have to sit in line for 6 hrs to get a good seat (I will if I have to though:). Can't wait Inception was so beautiful in IMAX. I'm never going to see a fantastic movie in regular theaters again. I don't think I would have seen MI in IMAX (though Brad Bird would have had me hesitate) but I hope The Amazing Spiderman, The Hobbit, Prometheus and The Avengers all end up in IMAX.
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
      Yes, as far as I know it'll still be playing through the weekend at these locations. Details are sort of... still unclear... on all of this. But yes, the word was that it's supposed to be showing in front of MI4, for however long that's playing. Which is why it's odd it's only these theaters.
  • JBrotsis
    As stoked as I am, since its not in my hometown (wtf....Fresno is the fourth largest city in CA and we don't get it in our IMAX, but you give it to shitty Palm Springs???) I'd still rather see the whole movie on screen.  Plus I wouldn't doubt it if a month goes by and somehow that prologue leaks onto the internet or appears somewhere in good quality.
  • http://www.skonmovies.com/ Sean Kelly
    Thank goodness the Scotiabank Theatre (my IMAX screen of choice) in listed.
  • Moutchy
    Wow! Quebec City is there! Although I do not plan to see Ghost Protocol. Anyway, I don't even want to see the prologue; that's such a tease! I'll wait for the movie instead!
  • ninformant
    why not evansville?!!! why damn you?!!! 
  • Wichita Dark Knight
    WHY Not Wichita, KS Warren Theater IMAX?!? Come on Christopher Nolan, we have the largest IMAX in the US in Wichita. Plus we have have the fans to back up attendance since we consistently have largest IMAX attendance for shows in North America. Plus other than movies eating out there is nothing else to do here. Christopher Nolan let's put a smile on that Wichita face!
    • R2ind
      The KS Warren IMAX is digital.  How big is the screen there.  I've always understood that the largest IMAX screens needed to project film because the digital technology to fill them wasn't good enough yet.  I've herd that New York and San Fransisco have the largest screens in the US, over 90 feet wide. 
      • Will Rosson
        the IMAX in Wichita opened last year. It is the biggest in US and one of the biggest in the world. It takes 2 digital projectors to fill the screen and seats just over 600 people..... I went Grand Opening last year and saw the first movie to be played on it. TRON Legacy...it was amazing..the imax in Wichita is a major tourist attraction now...
  • Grand1802
    WHY YA GOTTA HATE ON US OKLAHOMANS?????!!!!!!!
    • http://twitter.com/cwdestroy Christopher Dean
      Man I know I feel cheated! I'm going to cry in a corner....
  • Bubbatwo420
    I just can't believe there isn't one theater for the entire state of Colorado. you'd think they want us to hype up the movie but maybe something will change and they spread it to more
  • John
    Has anybody seen a feature film on an IMAX Dome theater before?  MOSI in Tampa, FL, is on the list -- but it's a dome.  
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
      I have, I saw Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on a dome in Pittsburgh and it... was awful, one of the worst experiences I've had. Domes are for planetariums and Everest climbing 360° pictures, not movies... find another location if you can, if not... brace yourself for some very-warped Gotham.
      • John
        That's what I thought.  Thanks Alex.
      • Brian Marino
        Exactly.  this is why I won't be seeing it in my current town of Philadelphia.  I've seen things on that dome before and it blows.  They should not have hollywood movies there (especially when there are two perfectly fine ones outside of Philly). Sigh. 
    • Al
      I know a lot of people seem to be hating on the domes, but I found Star Trek pretty awesome on dome just the same. 
  • Steventraff
    Damn..... how about the people who live in smaller states?!.... i live in AR and there are like TWO imax theatres in my city... i didnt want to see a pirated version, but im not driving to Texas for it!... Dont particularly care for imax, but I would have paid the $16 just tobe able to see it first hand
  • Sedna
    DC in the house!!! who else?
  • Marcopolo
    Its funny how they put atlantic city, tropicana under Philly..... 
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    • Anonymous
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    • Al
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  • Brandonfitz
    Where's Dallas? Missing MAJOR market!
    • Dallas Texas Guy
      *guy in dallas waving hand here* YESSS!!! WHAT THE HELL!!
    • Anony
      I'm REALLY pissed off because it's not in Dallas, but then against, besides the TI Founders theater, DFW only has one true IMAX theater, the Cinemark 17 on Webb Chapel Rd.  They probably couldn't a get done for it at that theater and didn't want to do it at one of the many "faux-max" screens around.
  • Anonymous
    hmm.... sounds like the Religion for me. THANKS ROBERT BLACK!
  • Gio_cavaliere
    Does anyone know if the prologue will only be playing on the 16th?
    • Chris Amaya
      It'll be playing for a while. Not just the 16th :)
      • Ravmaster12
        I believe that Warner bros. should allow this 6 min preview to be shown on the web . It's not fair that a select few get to see it . Now I have to wait till July to see any of it . Ridiculous ! I love Christopher Nolan's movies but come on a lot of ppl got to see it why not post it on the web and get your fans even more pumped up for the movie .
  • Dramaking2012
    It's only playing in IMAX theaters with a certain aspect ratio given the way it was filmed.  They'll be converting it to play on all IMAX screens as well as non-IMAX theaters when the actual movie is released.  However, for this special prologue event, it'll only be the original format, with no conversion.
  • John
    Wait a minute, "Miami, FL - AutoNation IMAX - Fort Lauderdale"? I don't understand! AutoNation IMAX is located in Ft. Lauderdale, right? So why the hell is Miami, FL listed if it isn't even going to be there? Is this a mistake, Alex?
  • Onpatsyquigs
    is there any showings in perth australia? please let me know!
  • AveryLaF
    How is it being released in front of Ghost Protocol on the 16th if Ghost Protocol doesnt come out until the 21st? and is it only a one time thing? or is it playing on every showing of Ghost Protocol at these theatres? 
  • Anonymous
    Why are there three cities from Texas showing this and not one of them is Dallas!?
  • MarkAnthony1992
    Only four cinemas in the UK? And the nearest is 102 miles down the A1 in Bradford? Well f*ck. 

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