'Dark Knight Rises' Prologue IMAX Screening Information

The news that the six-minute prologue to The Dark Knight Rises would be screened in front of select IMAX prints of the impending Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol first leaked out in late October 2011. While Warner Bros. confirmed that story a while back, the studio has only now unveiled the official list of IMAX theaters that will be showing the beginning of co-writer/director Christopher Nolan's highly-anticipated Batman trilogy finale.

Many fans will likely be annoyed to learn that Warner Bros. is sticking to its original plan of releasing the Dark Knight Rises footage exclusively in 70 mm IMAX theaters; everyone who doesn't live within close vicinity of one of those screens will just have to wait until Summer 2012 to glimpse the prologue in the big big screen format.

Here is the official list of North American IMAX theaters that will begin showing the Dark Knight Rises opening on December 16th, 2011 (note: each entry is structured as "market-theater-city"):

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

In addition, here are the U.K. theaters that will start screening the Dark Knight Rises prologue on December 21st, 2011:

UK - BFI London - London

UK - National Media Museum IMAX - Bradford

UK - Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema - Glasgow

UK - Odeon Manchester IMAX @ The Printworks - Manchester

Those who are curious about what (potentially) may occur in the Dark Knight Rises prologue, but will not be able to see the material in an actual IMAX theater, here are two rumored (but conflicting) descriptions of the sequence. You can also check back here for our official Screen Rant review of the prologue footage.


The Dark Knight Rises opens in theaters around the U.S. on July 20th, 2012.

Source: Warner Bros.

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