THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Prologue Not Limited To Mission: Impossible Screenings?

Warner Bros press release that confirms the prologue does not give one mention to Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

We've already spoke about the four 70mm IMAX cinema screens in the UK that are capable and will be showing The Dark Knight Rises prologue later this month and had directed readers to the U.S. section, but if that proved too much hard work Warner Bros have today confirmed the 42 screens stateside where you will be able to see the anticipated footage, basically the first six or seven minutes of next summer's film. Hopefully you have more luck than me with a cinema being close to you. Strangely though, the Warner Bros press release that has gone out today which confirms the screening locations also neglects to mention the attachment to Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol showings. Is it just an oversight from the marketing department (a pretty HUGE one) or is it the case that the prologue will be attached to all IMAX screenings or IMAX capable screenings in these locations, no matter what film you see? The full U.S. list of cinema's showing The Dark Knight Rises prologue is below and remember it will be attached to prints of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (and potentially more?) on December 16th; Austin, TX || IMAX Theater Austin Boston, MA || Jordan€™s IMAX Boston, MA || IMAX 3D Theatre in Reading Calgary, AB || Scotiabank Theatre Chinook 16 + IMAX Chantilly, VA || Washington, DC Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX Chicago, IL || Navy Pier IMAX Theatre Des Moines, IA || SCI IMAX Dome Theater Des Detroit, MI || Henry Ford IMAX Edmonton, AB || Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton + IMAX Harrisburg, PA || The Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts IMAX Houston, TX || Houston Marq*e Stadium 22 + IMAX Indianapolis, IN || White River IMAX Los Angeles, CA || Irvine Spectrum 20 + IMAX Los Angeles, CA || RAVE 18 + IMAX Los Angeles, CA || Ontario Palace Stadium 22 + IMAX Los Angeles, CA || Citywalk Stadium 19 with IMAX Madison, WI || Star 18 Fitchburg with IMAX Miami, FL || AutoNation IMAX Minneapolis, MN || Great Clips IMAX Montreal, QC || Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal + IMAX Nashville,TN || Opry Mills Stadium 20 + IMAX New York, NY || Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX New York, NY || Palisades IMAX Omaha, NE || Star Cinema 16 with IMAX Orlando, FL || Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 + IMAX Ottawa, ON || Silvercity Gloucester + IMAX Palm Springs, CA || Desert IMAX Theatre Philadelphia, PA || IMAX & the Tropicana Philadelphia, PA || Tuttleman IMAX €“ Franklin Institute Phoenix, AZ || Arizona Mills 25 with IMAX 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 (MOSI) Toronto, ON || Coliseum 12 Mississauga + IMAX Toronto, ON || Scotiabank Theatre Toronto + IMAX Toronto, ON || Colossus 18 Woodbridge + IMAX Vancouver, BC || Colossus Langley + IMAX Vancouver, BC || Silvercity Riverport 18 + IMAX And a reminder in case you missed it, in the UK the prologue will be screening here, but note it will be from December 21st, a week later, so you will have probably already seen a shitty youtube version by then; UK || BFI London UK || National Media Museum IMAX Bradford UK || Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema UK || Odeon Manchester IMAX @ The Printworks Warner Bros have issued a press release below. Do you know the most interesting thing? IMDB and Launching Films, the latter which I use regularly as the most accurate release date aggregator in the UK, have Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol listed for release on December 26th. Which is odd as the prologue is explicitly stated as showing in the UK a week before. So do we have to presume it is attached to everything? Here's the press release...
Warner Bros. Pictures€™ €œThe Dark Knight Rises€ €” the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan€™s Batman trilogy €” is one of the most anticipated films of 2012, but moviegoers won€™t have to wait until next year to see the six-minute opening sequence of the film. The film€™s prologue will be unveiled exclusively in select 70mm IMAX® theatres worldwide. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. The Prologue will be released in North America on December 16, and in the UK on December 21, 2011. Additional international dates vary by territory and will be announced soon. In making the 2008 blockbuster €œThe Dark Knight,€ Nolan was the first to use IMAX® cameras in a major motion picture release, and, as now, audiences were given an advance look at that film€™s prologue months prior to the Summer 2008 opening. Nolan employed the extremely high-resolution cameras even more extensively on €œThe Dark Knight Rises€€”including the film€™s prologue€”to achieve unprecedented crispness and clarity and a truly immersive experience for the moviegoers. Christopher Nolan stated, €œOur experience on €˜The Dark Knight€™ shooting and projecting IMAX 15 perf 65mm/70mm film was inspiring. The immersive quality of the image goes beyond any other filmmaking tool available, and in revisiting Gotham, we were determined to shoot even more of the movie in this unique format. Giving the fans an early look at an IMAX sequence is a great way to draw attention to what I believe will be an incredible way to experience our story when it comes out next summer.€
The Dark Knight Rises trailer is also expected this month attached to Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows but we've had no official confirmation of that just yet.

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