The rumor mill over The Dark Knight Rises prologue have been all over the place lately. From Bane breaking The Bat, to a parallel story featuring Batman and Bane’s respective trainings, to something… very dark. The one thing we do know is that the six to eight minute prologue will only be in select 70mm IMAX theaters, and now we have the complete list.


  • 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 + IMAX 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 + IMAX Edmonton
  • Harrisburg, PA The Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts IMAX 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 + IMAX 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-Ottawa
  • Palm Springs (Los Angeles) 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 (MOSI) 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

Yup, you read that right Spoilerites – no theaters in Kansas, Colorado, or Missouri will feature the prologue, and I for one refuse to venture into the Nebraska territory just to see the prologue (and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol).

The Dark Knight Rises opens July 20, 2012.

via Deadline

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  1. GoofBall814
    December 2, 2011 at 9:06 am — Reply

    Well, if it makes you feel better, the only theater listed for NE is actually in Iowa, so you don’t have to lower yourself to ourNE standards!

  2. December 2, 2011 at 9:47 am — Reply

    I bet if the Major Spoilers HQ was outfitted with an IMAX screen it would show there.

    • December 2, 2011 at 9:53 am — Reply

      How were the IMAX screens were selected – 70mm film projection only – no digital, not 35mm projection. I’m sure the Major Spoilers HQ IMAX screen would be a minimum of 70mm, but digital is so much more expensive to set up and maintain than traditional film.

      • December 2, 2011 at 9:59 am — Reply

        No digital? Are we living in the 90s again? And if we are, where is my Gameboy Color and Pokemon Yellow?

  3. Kyle
    December 2, 2011 at 9:57 am — Reply

    Well that sucks, too bad there isn’t one in KC. I guess I will wait and find it on YouTube

  4. Tommy
    December 2, 2011 at 10:47 am — Reply

    I’m in Alaska and I won’t get to enjoy the prologue either!

  5. December 2, 2011 at 11:52 am — Reply

    Now is this just true IMAX theaters or includes the iFake theaters that have the IMAX name but are not much larger than an average screen???

  6. Mokin
    December 2, 2011 at 12:11 pm — Reply


    Mokin works in Montreal!!

    …Mokin is happy!

    *does happy dance to the nugget and biscuit tune*

  7. Antonio Sanciolo
    December 2, 2011 at 7:46 pm — Reply

    What baffles me is the seeming collaboration between distributors Warner (dkr) and Paramount (Mission impossible) here.

    Isn’t this kind of like an add for the New 52 at the start of an issue of FF?

  8. December 4, 2011 at 8:55 am — Reply

    There’s only one in Tennessee and it’s over two hours away and there’s none in Georgia? What’s the deal?

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