Preparing An IMAX Theater For THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Check out a new behind-the-scenes of Liberty Science video that details process that Center's project room as they explain the intricate processes Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises.

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A behind the scenes look at the projector system in the Liberty Science Center. At 88 feet, the center's domed IMAX screen is the largest in North America. The Dark Knight Rises will be the first major Hollywood release to premier at the Center thanks to Christopher Nolan's insistence on filming in a non-digital format.

The Dark Knight Rises features over an hour of IMAX footage, the most of any major motion picture to date.




The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th 2012 and stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate.

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NerdyGeek - 7/2/2012, 2:19 PM
I saw this a week ago.
95 - 7/2/2012, 2:29 PM
He saw the video. As did I.

This is why I call this the cinematic experience of a lifetime. IMAX is winning.
NerdyGeek - 7/2/2012, 2:32 PM
therealgoomba: I saw the video on YouTube a week ago; I didn't think it was worth posting though.
themidnightking - 7/2/2012, 2:36 PM
Can't wait
forthesakeofnow - 7/2/2012, 2:37 PM
im not sure how the film will look on one of the dome screens. but im sure it will look incredible when im at the bfi imax in london with its 27m x 20m screen at 8.25am saturday the 21st of july lol
SuperDan89 - 7/2/2012, 2:45 PM
Not long now
forthesakeofnow - 7/2/2012, 3:02 PM
@imaximus101

yeah these people who think they are seeing imax by going to one of the digital conversion cinemas really dont know what they are missing by not seeing it at a proper huge 1.44:1 ratio imax cinema.

in other news aparently part of the amazing spiderman is expanded to 1.9:1 from 2.39:1 for its imax showings, still not proper imax ratio or anywhere near imax quality mind.

i just wish it was true and confirmed that they were using imax cameras on man of steel, i guess ill just have to go see star trek 2 and next hunger games for my imax fix.
forthesakeofnow - 7/2/2012, 3:03 PM
if it wasnt already obvious, im a bigger imax fan than i am a CBM fan
forthesakeofnow - 7/2/2012, 3:04 PM
@Azazel1

at this point its almost a given considering the 5-10 nominee rule. interesting to see if it would have been a nominee back when it was out of 5 like TDK wasnt. but its got that epic "last of the series" thing on its side both in terms of awards and box office
forthesakeofnow - 7/2/2012, 3:06 PM
my order of fandom is

1) Cinema
2) Use of Imax in cinema
3) Nolan's films
4) Batman
5) Rest of the comic book/movie world
Ranger14 - 7/2/2012, 3:21 PM
"The Dark Knight Rises is going to be the first CBM to be nominated for best picture"

All WB needs to do is spend the money and start the campaign and hope they aren't outdone by other studios and films. People really need to do their homework as to how the Oscars work.
forthesakeofnow - 7/2/2012, 3:31 PM
@Azazel1

as much as i infinitely prefer nolans batman films to peter jackson's lord of the rings. nolans are as big a cinematic achievement as LOTR. saying this without having seen TDKR that is, lol.

the sheer fact that all three of the lotr films were made back to back in that way already puts them in a league hard to match with 3 films made the way nolan made his, with gaps in between and varying levels of critical acclaim and pop culture interest/box office.

in terms of TDK being robbed for best picture nomination i think looking at the quality of the 5 that were nominated (all of which i saw at the cinema) its a shame it wasnt the rogue popular acclaimed stand out of its year.
forthesakeofnow - 7/2/2012, 3:38 PM
@Azazel1

what have you seen in imax?

best imax ive seen was TDK, though a few sequences in mission impossible were incredible but owe alot obviously to TDK

best/only 3d imax ive seen is HUBBLE 3D which was incredible

and best 3d non imax ive seen has got to be coraline randomly, great balance of depth and in your faceness. with a few ingenious uses of the extra dimension.

jackass 3d was actually really well done as well i think. its much purer cinema than avatar (although i liked elements of that). ive always subscribed to the idea of jackass falling into tom gunning's theory of the "cinema of attractions" in reference to back when cinema was pretty much solely short 'gimmicky' experiemental clips like youtube videos made to shock/entertain/excite ect.

as odd an idea/train of thought as that is.

both imax and 3d are current iterations of tech that has been around for decades, neither of which are anywhere near perfect but im looking forward to the future of both as separate contrasting entities as well as their use as one.
forthesakeofnow - 7/2/2012, 4:08 PM
@Maximus101

i had planned to go see hubble 3d at the science museum imax in london after i watch TDKR at the BFI but another film happens to be showing there...

to my knowledge the science museum has never shown a full length feature film until now, it has shown three 40 min imax docs a day for years and now from the 20th until the 2nd of september its showing a 165min action movie blockbuster lol
GingerBird - 7/2/2012, 4:42 PM
This movies kind of a big deal...
REDSTORM - 7/2/2012, 5:08 PM
I wish I had an IMAX nearby. Closest one is a two hour's drive away. :(
ComicsBornAndBred - 7/2/2012, 6:06 PM
So..... im pretty sure this film will be nominated for multiple oscars. There was almost a revolution when TDK didnt get nominated for brst picture which lead to the academy creating more spots for best picture. That was a lil much. They should lower it again. They have yo realize Nolan is the BEST director and most influential man in Hollywood. If im an actor im dying to work with him. Acadamey, game recognize game. Nolan has maf game. Recognize a brilliant filmmaker when ya see one. Show ya right.
Lert - 7/2/2012, 6:16 PM
blah blah blah
R888 - 7/2/2012, 6:28 PM
Oscars I not sure about that, but hopefully they will at least give this a award as being the most awesome trilogy ever

Nolan we trust

thewonderer - 7/2/2012, 7:23 PM
Can people name trilogies in which all three films are good?

I can think of Toy Story and Bourne but nothing else. Especially not in the superhero genre
HorrorBiz - 7/2/2012, 7:35 PM
@thewonderer: I don't know about your opinions on these movies but I think the Lord of the Rings trilogy is pretty terrific, as well as the original Star Wars films and the first three Indiana Jones movies. Hell, I even like the Back to the Future trilogy a lot, even though they all follow the exact same narrative formula as the first one.
thewonderer - 7/2/2012, 7:47 PM
@Horrorbiz

Holy crap where was mind at lol, of course all of them. Aside from LOTR, Its sad how old a lot of those are :(
R888 - 7/2/2012, 8:07 PM
Pirates of the Caribbean anyone :)
thewonderer - 7/2/2012, 8:43 PM
Maximus bro same here, I actually really like the Star Wars prequels as well
lapress - 7/2/2012, 10:07 PM
why dont they make the whole film in imax, non?
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 7/2/2012, 11:15 PM
This is what Christopher Nolan meant when he said this was the biggest movie ever made.

@lapress

Because the camera's are so f*cking loud that you can't do any dialogue scenes while they are rolling.
TheShape727 - 7/3/2012, 5:30 AM
@lapress Not only does it have to do with the loud cameras but mainly with emotion. You don't want this epic full screen IMAX shot for Bruce Wayne and Alfred having a conversation. You want to use the large IMAX shots for action and whatnot. Thats why in TDK it switched from the large screen to the widescreen.
kingshnake - 7/3/2012, 9:21 AM
There isn't a single IMAX screen on my landmass. :'(
Alexandre - 7/3/2012, 12:31 PM
some really cool stuff here. imax is just so amazing

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