IMAX Locations Confirmed For THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Prologue; Christopher Nolan Comments

IMAX Locations Confirmed For THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Prologue; Christopher Nolan Comments

Warner Bros. has issued a press release detailing the 43 US IMAX theaters where The Dark Knight Rises prologue can be viewed, as well as comments from Christopher Nolan and confirmation that it will also be screened internationally.

Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Dark Knight Rises"—the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy—is one of the most anticipated films of 2012, but moviegoers won’t have to wait until next year to see the six-minute opening sequence of the film. The film’s prologue will be unveiled exclusively in select 70mm IMAX® theatres worldwide. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

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:

Below is a list of the theatres in the UK in which the Prologue of "The Dark Knight Rises" will be revealed on December 21st:

Opening on July 20, 2012, "The Dark Knight Rises" features an international all-star cast, led by Oscar® winner Christian Bale ("The Fighter") in the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard ("La Vie en Rose"), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Reprising their roles from both "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight," Oscar® winner Michael Caine ("The Cider House Rules") plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby") plays Lucius Fox.

Nolan directed “The Dark Knight Rises” from a screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on "Batman Begins" and the record-breaking blockbuster "The Dark Knight." Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull are the executive producers, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. "The Dark Knight Rises" is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman created by Bob Kane.

"The Dark Knight Rises" will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. The prologue has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for "some violence."

So, not a lot there that wasn't already known, but the news that a list of dates and locations for other international territories will soon be issued is sure to please many non-American or British Batman fans. This is also the first official confirmation we've had in regards to the prologue for The Dark Knight Rises after weeks of speculation and leaks. Are you planning on paying extra and travelling a little further to check out the mysterious six minutes of footage? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place.

*Credit for the above fan-made poster goes to Deviant Art user "SkinnyGlasses".


Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Michael Caine as Alfred
Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon
Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox
Tom Hardy as Bane
Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake
Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate
Josh Pence as Ra's Al Ghul

RELEASE DATE: July 20th, 2012

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MrReese - 12/1/2011, 4:45 PM
Awesome Navy Pier here i come :D
WolvieCBM - 12/1/2011, 4:49 PM
Too bad it's only US and some UK IMAX screens. Wish it was available in more international countries. Can't wait for that trailer though!
MarkJulian - 12/1/2011, 4:51 PM
Good thing I'll be back in Michigan for Christmas ^_^
Dragon316ca - 12/1/2011, 5:04 PM
Very surprised Pittsburgh wouldn't be getting the prologue. After all, a large portion of scenes were shot there :/
blueorangeny - 12/1/2011, 5:05 PM
Ft Lauderdale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am going to be doing some Macho "Oh Yeaaaaaa" Man Randy Savage elbows off the top rail. Feel sorry for the one in front of me.
BruceWayneNewton - 12/1/2011, 5:09 PM
I'll be in Rhode Island for this! Cannot wait!
redleaf - 12/1/2011, 5:11 PM
It will probably be release online as well.
WolvieCBM - 12/1/2011, 5:12 PM
Oh wait, nevermind. Just saw that more international dates will be announced soon. Missed that earlier.
Reasonnnn - 12/1/2011, 5:13 PM
Howlett - 12/1/2011, 5:15 PM
I hope Guy Pierce will be the next Dark Knight after Christian Bale, with Zack Snyder as the director and David S. Goyer the writer.
Gnyah123 - 12/1/2011, 5:16 PM
ill see u guys in READING MA!!
Howlett - 12/1/2011, 5:16 PM
Guy Pearce :P
nowtheresaBATman - 12/1/2011, 5:22 PM
Awesome only 230 miles away!
Coachella - 12/1/2011, 5:22 PM
I am totaly shocked. It's actually coming to my city Cathedral City California hell ya. I thought i would have to drive 2 hours to Los Angeles.
Gnyah123 - 12/1/2011, 5:22 PM
so after the lil bane prologue/we gon get a lil history n origin on where he came from..then go right to the movie picking up from TDK..i can only imagine the scene where bat gets his back broken...thats probably going to be a painful thing to omg i had a dream bout it last night lol
this movie is going to kick ass though
Wildaniel - 12/1/2011, 5:26 PM
No ATL GA? Im guessing ill be back home in Tampa FL during Christmas, MOSI here I come!!!
gac - 12/1/2011, 5:27 PM
Ottawa Canada!! woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ultimatemarvelfan - 12/1/2011, 5:31 PM
nothing in Pittsburgh WTF !!!!!! after they filmed here
thamorse - 12/1/2011, 5:34 PM
backup - 12/1/2011, 5:40 PM
None in Missouri biological
superotherside - 12/1/2011, 5:42 PM
We NEED a new trailer! :)
HanBurgundy - 12/1/2011, 5:46 PM
How the f*ck can you NOT have a single showing of this in Atlanta.....we are currently one of the biggest filmmaking towns in the United States (recently being nicknamed "Hollywood of the South") AND we have dozens of IMAX screens all over the State, yet you are giving showings to places like Des Moines, Iowa & Providence, Rhode Island?? WTF???

Boo this crap!!!

This is some serious bullshit.
Ghasst - 12/1/2011, 5:49 PM
None in Oregon. Guess ill just steal it off the internet LIKE NORMAL. THANKS HOLLYWOOD.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 12/1/2011, 5:52 PM

I think only people in Atlanta call it "Hollywood of the South." But I do agree with you.

I am going to hope someone uploads it online. I live near an IMAX that is showing it, but I won't have the time to go see it. Congrats to all those that can, let us know how epic it is, or in some people's case how incredibly lame it was!
MrReese - 12/1/2011, 5:53 PM
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 12/1/2011, 5:54 PM
Actually now that I think about it, I would call Austin Texas Hollywood of the south.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 12/1/2011, 6:01 PM

He's doing both man. But come on, you know you would eat this sh*t up if Joss Whedon were doing this for The Avengers.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 12/1/2011, 6:02 PM
Plus it worked pretty well last time he did it, and he really has nothing to lose. It's not like he HAS to do this. He's just proud of his work, and obviously people want to see it. It's not like he's charging tickets JUST to see the prologue. If he did that then you could say he's up his own ass. But it's attached to a movie. No harm in that.
santoanderson - 12/1/2011, 6:03 PM
Nothing in my state. This is horseshit.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 12/1/2011, 6:09 PM
@ Intruder

Fair enough. Still, if they put a prologue in front of John Carter from Mars I would have no problem with that. I think an Avengers prologue could really work. Introduce the threat, don't have it attack earth, but introduce Loki, and the people he is working with. However, as long as they don't charge just for the prologue, I think it is a nice thing to do for the fans.

I just can't wait to get some freaking context for everything I have seen. Honestly, I don't think anybody has a freaking clue what this movie is about.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 12/1/2011, 6:09 PM
Hahaha, true, I'll give you that I am not excited about this movie. I did like MI 3, but I think that had more to do with Abrams than anything else.
Ryguy88 - 12/1/2011, 6:09 PM
Intruder must really be up HIS own ass to think that anyone cares about a Marvelite's opion on a Batman article:)
Ryguy88 - 12/1/2011, 6:12 PM
Brad Bird is a good director too so I'm not ruling out MI:4 being good.
RyanLantern77 - 12/1/2011, 6:12 PM
@MrReese - I'm fuggin there too
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 12/1/2011, 6:14 PM
Anyone else think it has been a relatively slow week regarding comic book movies. Hopefully this is the calm before the storm.
Coachella - 12/1/2011, 6:23 PM
For those who cant see it because it's not showing in your area it will be online everywere within hours.
Joker11 - 12/1/2011, 6:23 PM
Thank [frick]ing god its in Sacramento!
Joker11 - 12/1/2011, 6:28 PM
I remember seeing the bootleg for TDK
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 12/1/2011, 6:31 PM
I actually agree with Intruder about the exclusivity of the prologue. It is kind of lame that only a handful of theaters across the world will show it. He makes a valid point.

Would you care if it was shown in practically every cinema?
Coachella - 12/1/2011, 6:31 PM
@Intruder- I'm lucky its showing in my city, but i still think it will get online. It will probably look horrible being recorded from a cellphone but it's better than nothing for the fans who cant see it.
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