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Near, Far, Wherever You Are (Not): Is The Dark Knight Rises IMAX Prologue Playing In Your City?

By Rob Payne | Industry | December 5, 2011 |

By Rob Payne | Industry | December 5, 2011 |

We’ve known for a while that IMAX screenings of Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol would showcase a six minute prologue to The Dark Knight Rises starting December 16, 2011. Christopher Nolan has also said that the prologue would feature the movie’s main villain, Tom Hardy’s Bane, in much the same way that The Dark Knight featured a masterful prologue starring Heath Ledger’s Joker.

Between now and then, there have been plenty of rumors in the fanperson universe about exactly what the mysterious prologue will entail, including but not limited to Bane confronting Batman moments after the conclusion of Knight and an entire Bane origin sequence that traces the main story beats from the first hour of Batman Begins. None are really worthy of being recalled in detail, being little more than fan fiction at this point, but if you decide to seek them out, there are definitely worse things on the Internet.

But finally we have some solid information to report about the Banerrific prologue for The Dark Knight Rises, mainly that not only will only IMAX theaters feature the extended look at the Most Anticipated Movie of All Time, but only a few, specific IMAX theaters will even show it. Namely, these 42 theaters in these 34 cities. Suffice to say, Dallas/Fort Worth (aka, the DFW Metroplex) is not one of them, which means I may have to take an unexpected trip to Austin in a couple weeks. Did your city make the cut?

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
Atlantic City, NJ - IMAX at the Tropicana
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 - 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

If you find yourself living in one of these lucky cities, I really don’t want to hear about it. I may not be able to stop myself from hiring someone (probably TK) to sever both of your Achilles tendons. Just sayin’.

(via The AV Club)

Rob Payne also writes the indie comic The Unstoppable Force, tweets on the Twitter @RobOfWar, and his ware can be purchased here. He was this close to buying tickets for Ghost Protocol at the local IMAX before seeing this list. So, he did dodge a bullet, but not happily.

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