The Dark Knight Rises is heading to theaters earlier than expected. The film's prologue will play in front of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol on select IMAX screens. Warner Bros. has officially released a list of 42 IMAX venues that will carry the exclusive footage.
Warner Bros. has finally confirmed what we've all suspected. They will unveil a special six-minute prologue to The Dark Knight Rises in front of this month's Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
Back in October, an exhibitor sent an anonymous tip to Slashfilm, claiming that Warner Bros. had plans to release a special preview of The Dark Knight Rises. A month and a half after the news broke, the studio officially confirmed the prologue and have revealed which IMAX theaters will carry it.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the exclusive footage was given a PG-13 rating from the MPAA. The preview is rumored to feature an introduction of the film's villain Bane, who's played by British actor Tom Hardy. Warner Bros. made a similar move in 2007, when they attached a prologue of The Dark Knight to the post-apocalyptic film, I Am Legend.
Here's the official list of IMAX locations that will carry a sneak peek of The Dark Knight Rises.
- 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
The prologue will be released in North America Dec. 16. and the U.K. Dec. 21.
You can watch The Dark Knight Rises in its entirety when it debuts in theaters everywhere July 20.
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