According to the BFI, UK tickets for The Dark Knight Rises – The IMAX Experience will go on sale from Monday June 11th at 00:01 (Sunday midnight, Monday morning) at BFI IMAX.
This will be the only cinema in London to showcase The Dark Knight Rises in a 15/70mm IMAX DMR film print, i.e. the way Chris Nolan intended the film to be seen. He and his trusty director of photography Wally Pfister shot 55 minutes worth of footage on IMAX cameras, filing the entire BFI IMAX screen with his final chapter on Batman.
BFI have a rundown of some helpful tips to make sure you secure your tickets;
The BFI IMAX phone lines (020 7199 6000) are open daily from 10:30 to 19:30. Please make sure you have your credit card details and BFI Membership number (if you are a member) ready when calling. All calls are processed in the order we receive them. We will answer your call as soon as we can, although waiting times may be longer than normal. A number of tickets for each screening are only available in venue, or over the phone, so it’s always worth calling even if a film appears fully booked.
If you are planning to buy your tickets online, for a smoother transaction during busy periods, you should make sure you have registered your details ahead of time. If you haven’t signed up for BFI IMAX email updates, or haven’t bought tickets at BFI IMAX before, then you will need to register. At the moment the only way of doing this, without buying tickets, is to sign up for email alerts. If you wish, once subscribed, you can elect to opt out of receiving messages from us, while keeping your details on our booking system. Subscribers to other email lists and Members will need to sign up separately.
For our US readers, Movies.com tweeted a June 11th opening of ticket sales for the true IMAX experience, however it was quickly deleted from their account. Did Warner Bros force them to take down a premature announcement or did Movies.com get confused over this week’s UK announcement? Either way we can probably expect to hear an official response from Warner Bros soon including an official synopsis and runtime.
The Dark Knight Rises opens July 20th, 2012.