Leading up to the theatrical release of the hotly-anticipated Christopher Nolan directed World War II drama Dunkirk, potential viewers have already been greeted with a theatrical poster and second official trailer for the new movie. Based on the events of Operation Dynamo, Nolan's latest original screenplay tells the true story of Allied soldiers of British, Belgian, and French descent who were tasked with evacuating the beaches of Dunkirk while besieged by German forces between May 26 and June 4, 1940.
Dunkirk is all-set to star such well-known and critically acclaimed British actors as Kenneth Branagh (Thor) and Mark Rylance (The BFG), in addition to Nolan regulars such as Cillian Murphy (Inception) and Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road) - as well as boy band, teen heat-throb Harry Styles of One Direction fame. Ahead of the movie's theatrical release theatrical release later next summer, it has already been revealed that the full prologue will be screened in select IMAX theaters at certain screenings of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this weekend. As luck would have it, word has just been announced on which locations fans can get their first look at Nolan's next project.
According to the official Dunkirk website, the full-listing of IMAX theaters slated to screen the new movie's prologue, both domestically and internationally, has been unveiled for those viewers determined to see what Nolan has in store for them come July 2017. Predictably, the locations are geographically scant, offering the average viewer a fairly limited amount of options to pick from - provided they're willing to potentially go out of their way to see the prologue in question at all. Check out the complete listing below:
The fact that the Dunkirk prologue is being screened in select IMAX theaters across the country and around the world ahead of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story certainly makes sense from a marketing perspective, as both movies are fundamentally grand wartime epics in nature. It would have been nice to see a more extensive list of theaters where one could seek out the prologue to Nolan's latest directorial production, but perhaps word of mouth alone will serve to do its job in place of allowing more people to actually see the thing in person.
If you're lucky enough to live near one of the locations offering IMAX screenings of the Dunkirk prologue ahead of Rogue One this weekend, then be sure to preorder your tickets ahead of time. For everyone else, let's just hope that the journalists present at the listed locations see fit to provide brief synopses and analyses of the footage on display.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures
- Dunkirk (2017) release date: Jul 21, 2017