WB Confirms Dark Knight Rises Prologue, Lists IMAX Theaters

More than a month after word of a six-minute prologue surfaced, Warner Bros. has at last officially announced the opening sequence of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises will premiere exclusively on select 70mm IMAX screens with Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol. The PG-13-rated prologue will debut on Dec. 16 in North America and on Dec. 21 in the United Kingdom.

The press release notes that Nolan’s 2008 blockbuster The Dark Knight was the first major motion picture to utilize IMAX cameras. With its sequel, the conclusion of his Batman trilogy, the filmmaker utilized the extremely high-resolution cameras even more extensively.

“Our experience on The Dark Knight shooting and projecting IMAX 15 perf 65mm/70mm film was inspiring,” Nolan said in a statement. “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.”

Opening July 20, The Dark Knight Rises stars Christian Bale as Batman, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Tom Hardy as Bane, Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake, Michael Caine as Alfred, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox.

The following is a list of North American theaters in which the prologue will debut on Dec. 16:

  • 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

The following is a list of U.K. theaters in which the prologue will debut on Dec. 21:

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

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Comments

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_55XMTBQIB37TRAGG4WKFTYH7SU Michael

    What about latin america? (i.e. Mexico)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_55XMTBQIB37TRAGG4WKFTYH7SU Michael

    What about latin america, mainly Mexico City?

  • LobsterAfternoon

    West Nyack is not in New York, NY

  • http://twitter.com/mordalo Mordalo

    Funny. Pittsburgh’s not on that list, and they filmed part of it there. 

  • http://twitter.com/TheTrueHeretic Declan Kehoe

    I just moved to Manchester this year, I think that it turned out to be a good move…

  • Meatshouse

    what about St. Louis, Missouri?

  • Faust

    What about Australia?

  • Smjoyal

    What! No Winnipeg?