Warner Bros. has officially confirmed that their upcoming Christopher Nolan directed The Dark Knight Rises will get a prologue before select IMAX screenings of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol beginning December 16th. Details of this as well as the locations they will show are below. Read the press release after the jump.
The Prologue will be released in North America on December 16, and in the UK on December 21, 2011. Additional international dates vary by territory and will be announced soon.
In making the 2008 blockbuster “The Dark Knight,” Nolan was the first to use IMAX® cameras in a major motion picture release, and, as now, audiences were given an advance look at that film’s prologue months prior to the Summer 2008 opening. Nolan employed the extremely high-resolution cameras even more extensively on “The Dark Knight Rises”—including the film’s prologue—to achieve unprecedented crispness and clarity and a truly immersive experience for the moviegoers.
Christopher Nolan stated, “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.”
Following is a list of the theatres in North America in which the Prologue of “The Dark Knight Rises” will be revealed on December 16th:
Market – Theatre – CityAustin, TX – IMAX Theater Austin – AustinBoston, MA – Jordan’s IMAX – Natick
Boston, MA – IMAX 3D Theatre in Reading – ReadingCalgary, AB – Scotiabank Theatre Chinook 16 – CalgaryChantilly, VA/Washington, DC – Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX – ChantillyChicago, IL – Navy Pier IMAX Theatre – ChicagoDes Moines, IA – SCI IMAX Dome Theater – Des MoinesDetroit, MI – Henry Ford IMAX – DearbornEdmonton, AB – Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton – EdmontonHarrisburg, PA – Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts – HarrisburgHouston, TX – Houston Marq*e Stadium 22 + IMAX – HoustonIndianapolis – White River IMAX – IndianapolisLos Angeles, CA – Irvine Spectrum 20 + IMAX – IrvineLos Angeles, CA – RAVE 18 + IMAX – Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA – Ontario Palace Stadium 22 + IMAX – OntarioLos Angeles, CA – Citywalk Stadium 19 with IMAX – Universal CityMadison, WI – Star 18 Fitchburg with IMAX – FitchburgMiami, FL – AutoNation IMAX – Fort LauderdaleMinneapolis, MN – Great Clips IMAX – Apple ValleyMontreal, QC – Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal – MontrealNashville,TN – Opry Mills Stadium 20 + IMAX – NashvilleNew York, NY – Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX – New YorkNew York, NY – Palisades IMAX – West NyackOmaha, NE – Star Cinema 16 with IMAX – Council BluffsOrlando, FL – Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 + IMAX – OrlandoOttawa, ON – Silvercity Gloucester + IMAX – GloucesterPalm Springs – Desert IMAX Theatre – Cathedral CityPhiladelphia, PA – IMAX & the Tropicana – Atlantic CityPhiladelphia, PA – Tuttleman IMAX–Franklin Institute – PhiladelphiaPhoenix, AZ – Arizona Mills 25 with IMAX – TempeProvidence, RI – Providence Place 16 with IMAX – ProvidenceQuebec City, QC – IMAX Le Theatre At Quebec – Quebec CitySacramento, CA – Esquire IMAX – SacramentoSan Antonio, TX – IMAX at RiverCenter – San AntonioSan Francisco, CA – Metreon 16 with IMAX & ETX – San FranciscoSeattle, WA – Boeing IMAX–Pacific Science Center – SeattleTampa, FL – Museum of Science and Industry – TampaToronto, ON – Coliseum 12 Mississauga + IMAX – MississaugaToronto, ON – Scotiabank Theatre Toronto + IMAX – TorontoToronto, ON – Colossus 18 Woodbridge + IMAX – Woodbridge-VaughanVancouver, BC – Colossus Langley + IMAX – LangleyVancouver, BC – Silvercity Riverport 18 + IMAX – RichmondBelow is a list of the theatres in the UK in which the Prologue of “The Dark Knight Rises” will be revealed on December 21st:UK – BFI London – LondonUK – National Media Museum IMAX – BradfordUK – Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema – GlasgowUK – Odeon Manchester IMAX @ The Printworks – Manchester