‘Dark Knight Rises’ Tickets Now on Sale – Get Them Before They’re Gone

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While I’m sure fanboys will be debating the big three of summer 2012 – Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man and Dark Knight Rises - long after the season ends, there’s no denying that (literally) millions of people are ready to line up to see Chris Nolan’s concluding chapter to his Batman trilogy.

However, when it comes to a cinematic event of this magnitude (and make no mistake, this is an EVENT), lining up for a ticket is just not enough. If you want to see The Dark Knight Rises on opening weekend, in full IMAX grandeur, you need to get your ticket well in advanced – and the way things are looking, even five weeks in advanced may not be enough.

Advanced tickets for The Dark Knight Rises are now on sale over at Fandango, and they are selling like hot cakes. If you are were hoping to get tickets to a midnight screening of TDKR on opening night, you may want to readjust your expectations. Shows in major metropolitan areas have been selling out left and right. If you were hoping to get a ticket for an IMAX show in general – again, you may want to adjust expectations, because if you are still reading this instead of clicking that Fandango link and ordering, you may find yourself having to wait a few days for a seat. Planning a big group outing for the movie? Better act even faster.

Here in New York, midnight shows are largely sold at the major IMAX theaters; I expect some of the second-tier theaters will sell out as these “Get your advanced tickets now!” articles and ads start to circulate the Web. In fact, the volume of sales have been so strong (exact stats are still forthcoming) that Fandango users have reported server crashes and/or errors as they try to buy. If you experience something similar, don’t be daunted: just refresh and try again until you either secure tickets or are met with a “sold out” notice.


Finally, some theaters will be running the ENTIRE Nolan trilogy - Batman BeginsThe Dark Knight leading up to the Dark Knight Rises premiere. If you want to get onboard for that, head over to AMC Marathon Events.

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Chris Nolan filmed over an hour of Dark Knight Rises using IMAX cameras. For those who don’t remember, a few scenes in The Dark Knight (the opening heist, the hospital explosion, exterior shots of Gotham City and Hong Kong) were also filmed in “true IMAX,” and the results were pretty spectacular. You may be thinking to yourself that going to see TDKR in any theater that boasts an IMAX screen is good enough – but that’s not the case.

There are two types of IMAX screens: digital IMAX and 70mm IMAX. While digital is indeed impressive, you aren’t really getting “the full” IMAX experience – especially the one Chris Nolan intended – without that 70mm IMAX theater. 70mm is the only way you will be able to see everything that Nolan shot on IMAX cams.

Be sure to check with your local theater to find out what kind of IMAX screen they have. For a list of 70mm around the U.S. and UK, consult the list below:

70mm IMAX Screens in U.S., Canada and UK Cities

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


The Dark Knight Rises in theaters at midnight, July 20, 2012.

Source: Fandango

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  1. Midnight IMAX is already sold out here in Houston – which is fine. They actually have a 630am showing.

    • 6:30?!? And I thought the 3:30 in Louisville was crazy! Awesome.

  2. I know this makes me crazy but I just bought tickets for midnight, Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night. All IMAX screenings here in Nashville. It makes me really easier to have reserve seating.

    • Wait, you bought three tickets for separate nights?

      • Yea, they were selling out and me and my friends decided to see it all weekend long. Crazy but for sure, I really hope it’s worth it.

    • What if the movie sucks and you don’t want to see it two more times ;)
      Didn’t think about THAT did ya!

      • LOl True, like I said, I hope it’s worth it. If not, trust me, I will be scalping those tickets. Somebody is bound to be crazy enough to buy them just like I did.

        • dont worry. . it will be worth it. . and you will watch it all weekend

  3. I got my tickets exactly at noon when they started selling here, and instantly Fandango reported that the 20th through the 22nd were already sold out for IMAX. Still got em though, but for the 23rd.

  4. Great…Kofi, please do update this article whenever you get the figures …hope TDKR sets midnight records!!

  5. So is that just a partial list? Because I know that my local theater is true IMAX (Sandy, UT).

    • I was just there for Prometheus. Is it TRUE IMAX??? Because that would make me happy.

  6. New York Lincoln Square has added a 3:50 AM show.
    I never saw a listing for that hour before for any film.

    • I go to the Franklin Institute IMAX, and they have added a 3:something showing, as well. Even the regular theaters around me are starting to add shows at around 3am and 6am.

      • Interesting. Not sure when exactly it started here in Manhattan.
        Possibly it started with the fast sellout of The Dark Knight Rises.

        • With there being such a high demand to see the movie, it’s not particularly a surprise. When Avatar came out, theaters added times to their schedule to reap the benefits of having one more sold out showing. Titanic was the same way (when it first came out). I just wish I had waited a bit before I’d bought tickets and I could have caught that 3:50am one.

    • When “The Dark Knight” was released here in TN, they had sold out the 12:00 and the 3:00 so they had a showing for 6:30 am. It was nuts.

  7. Not all of the The Dark Knight Rises was shot with IMAX cameras.
    Presumably those that were not were shot with 35 mm cameras.

    The question is, is this actually “the IMAX experience”, a marketing term
    once allowed for only IMAX projection of 70 mm stock film but now
    is allowed to for IMAX DMR (Digital Media Remastering) which
    permits 35 mm films to be upconverted for IMAX showing.

    Just how is the 35 mm portions filmed handled here.
    My guess is they are digitally upconverted to match
    a digital conversion of the 70 mm filmed portions and
    what viewers will see is high resolution IMAX DMR and
    not projection of 70 mm film thus not really true IMAX.

    • Well according to Nolan there is over an hour of IMAX footage (a third of the movie according to an exec from WB), and correctly me if I’m wrong, but I believe that’s a record for the most IMAX footage ever used in a film (excluding IMAX documentaries)
      If so, then I think it’s pretty safe to say this will be a TRUE IMAX experience – too bad there aren’t any IMAX screens in my town :(

      • Whether or not the 70 mm portions are projected from
        film or a digital scan of that stock projected digitally
        was what I was wondering what would be done.

        Originally only film shot on IMAX film and projected
        as film from that film stock was true IMAX
        and not any digital projection thereof.

    • I believe the 35mm scenes are kept the way they are. When I saw The Dark Knight in Imax, you could tell which scenes were filmed in Imax and which ones were filmed with the industry standard 35mm. I don’t think Nolan would like to upconvert the 35mm scenes or otherwise it will just be a bit blurry/pixalated.

      • Maybe that is what we will see here then.
        I do trust Nolan more than any other director
        to insure delivering the best images on screen.

  8. Just bought 2 tickets for the IMAX midnight premiere in Maryland. I’ve only been to one midnight premiere before (Transformers 2 for some reason) and never been to an IMAX movie before. This should be incredible!

    Admittedly, it’s not a “true IMAX” theater, but I didn’t read this article until after I booked the tickets. And looking back, the closest “true IMAX” theater to me is Philadelphia, almost 2 hours driving distance. Not really worth it, especially in the middle of the night.

    • Why not the DC/Chantilly? Thats where im going.

      • Must have missed that. Anyways, that’s pretty damn far too, and I already bought the tickets. I’m sure regular IMAX will also be incredible.

    • You’re gonna love it. To me, the best crowds are at the Midnight showing just because of the energy every fan brings. Plus, when the movie starts, everybody gets quiet and nobody is texting or talking on the phone while you’re watching it. “Real Imax” is cool but if you see it in digital Imax, it’s still worth it.

  9. wow o.o


  11. Purchased my tickets! Unfortuantely, didn’t get tickets for the “true” IMAX experience at Lincoln Square in New York. Instead, I’m going to the digital IMAX (bootleg, lol) at the AMC Loews…

    • Actually the article is a bit misleading and there are actually 3 formats

      - “True” IMAX format (15/70 GT)
      - IMAX MPX format (a smaller system designed to retrofit existing, smaller screens also known as lieMAX)
      - Digital IMAX (a system that converts film to a purely digital format but controversially removes some of that resolution quality)

      With these three however also subtle shades of grey. Take for instance my local IMAX theater. It is Digital 3D but is also on a true IMAX sized screen at 80.00 x 56.26 (4528 sq feet). So while it isn’t the largest size, it’s much larger than the standard 1624 sq foot screen and considered to be “immersive” which seems to be the operative word here.

      So if you aren’t close enough to easily reach a true IMAX Theater (which is about 90+% of us) then just make sure the screen size is worth the price.

      • I’m seeing it on a Digital IMAX screen. Don’t know much about these screen sizes and resolution quality, and format, and whatnot. All I care about is: Will it blow my mind?

  12. you knowingly come into a thread, of which you know the majority have positive feelings towards, and fire off a random negative remark? and then top it off with a lovely “fire away, nolan f@gs” (very classy btw) but you’re not trolling? Cant have your cake and eat it too! Just sayin lol



    • Why even bother feeding him?

  13. Advanced was not used in the opening paragraph.
    Nor would spellcheck have changed it to advance.

    Perhaps an intern could assist you with your “writing”.

    • I think he meant the second paragraph.

      • I judged him by his own idiot nitpicking standard.

  14. Yes, i will fire, i just hope that there is never a reboot so that you be stuck with this ( as you collden, but their not) awful films, troll.

  15. Yes, i will fire, i just hope that there is never a reboot so that you be stuck with this ( as you called then, but their not) awful films, troll.

  16. The people who get to see this in IMAX are so lucky.

  17. no IMAX , TRUE or digital anywhere in my country sadly :(

  18. Can’t wait to see how this stacks up against Avengers and Amazing Spider Man. Sadly there are no “true IMAX” theaters that aren’t hours away from me. I’ll have to settle for digital.

  19. I guess I must have missed the troll. :-D

    There is a 70mm IMAX about 10 miles from me in Gaithersburg, MD. Me and my boys will be going Saturday July 21. Look out Avengers, the Dark Knight will be aiming for you!

  20. Got 2 tickets in Detroit for that Sunday, gotta avoid spoilers for 2days

  21. I am definitely seeing this film but I am not getting upset if I don’t see it opening weekend…I don’t really care if it sells out opening weekend which I think is highly unlikely that every theater sells every ticket for every screening..I can logically see the IMAX seats selling out because they are just a fraction of the total screens this film will be playing on. Articles like this are just attempting to feed the frenzy surrounding the debut of this film.

  22. how hard would it be to get good seats? I mean, how early would you have to show up?

  23. When I see the bridges being destroyed & Gotham being isolated it reminds me alot of Batman The Cult. I’m sure Nolan borrowed from that series. Deacon Blackfire takes over Gotham similar to what happen in the trailer. Except he captures & breaks Batman, brainwashing him. Eventually Batman escapes but it takes awhile for him to overcome the brainwashing.

  24. I realized you guys missed Celebration Cinemas (or whatever it’s called) in Grand Rapids Michigan.

  25. is it worth even i will watch in fake imax