Well, it took long enough. Warner Bros. has finally pulled back the curtain on the hotly anticipated six-minute opening sequence from "The Dark Knight Rises."
/Film originally broke the story in October, reporting that a short prologue would run on select IMAX screens before showings of "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol." For over a month, the studio had remained silent on the topic, and when the AMC theater chain released a statement confirming the report, the post was removed soon afterward.
When the MPAA handed down a PG-13 rating for the prologue alone, the event was all but confirmed.
Now, an official statement from Warner Bros. is reiterating most everything previously said about the preview. It will last six minutes and consist of the film's first sequence. The clip was shot on the IMAX 15 perf 65mm/70mm film that director Christopher Nolan used for several key action sequences during "The Dark Knight."
Unfortunately for some Batman fans, as previously stated, the "Dark Knight Rises" prologue will only play before "Ghost Protocol" on screens using true 70mm IMAX projection, so theaters with the more common digital projection will not get the preview. All told, only 42 screens in the U.S. and Canada will show it.
Here is a list of the theaters where you can catch the "Dark Knight Rises" prologue starting December 16:
Austin, TX - IMAX Theater Austin
Boston, MA - Jordan's IMAX - Natick
Boston, MA - IMAX 3D Theatre in Reading
Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Theatre Chinook 16
Chantilly, VA - Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX
Chicago, IL - Navy Pier IMAX Theatre
Des Moines, IA - SCI IMAX Dome Theater
Detroit, MI - Henry Ford IMAX - Dearborn
Edmonton, AB - Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton
Harrisburg, PA - Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts
Houston, TX - Houston Marq*e Stadium 22 + IMAX
Indianapolis - White River IMAX
Los Angeles, CA - Irvine Spectrum 21 + IMAX - Irvine
Los Angeles, CA - RAVE 18 + IMAX
Los Angeles, CA - Ontario Palace Stadium 22 + IMAX - Ontario
Los Angeles, CA - CityWalk Stadium 19 with IMAX - Universal City
Madison, WI - Star Fitchburg 18 with IMAX - Fitchburg
Miami, FL - AutoNation IMAX - Fort Lauderdale
Minneapolis, MN - Great Clips IMAX - Apple Valley
Montreal, QC - Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal
Nashville,TN - Opry Mills Stadium 20 + IMAX
New York, NY - Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX
New York, NY - Palisades IMAX - West Nyack
Omaha, NE - Star Cinema 16 with IMAX - Council Bluffs
Orlando, FL - Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 + IMAX
Ottawa, ON - SilverCity Gloucester + IMAX - Gloucester
Palm Springs, CA - Desert IMAX Theatre - Cathedral City
Philadelphia, PA - IMAX at the Tropicana - Atlantic City
Philadelphia, PA - Tuttleman IMAX - Franklin Institute
Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Mills 25 with IMAX - Tempe
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
Toronto, ON - Coliseum 12 Mississauga + IMAX
Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Theatre Toronto + IMAX
Toronto, ON - Colossus 18 Woodbridge + IMAX - Woodbridge-Vaughan
Vancouver, BC - Colossus Langley + IMAX - Langley
Vancouver, BC - SilverCity Riverport + IMAX - Richmond
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