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'Dark Knight Rises' Prologue Screening at 42 IMAX Theaters Before 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'

After months of speculation, Warner Bros. confirms the locations that will preview the six-minute opening sequence in December.

Tom Hardy in Dark Knight Rises
Warner Bros. Pictures

Warner Bros. has finally firmed up plans to preview the final installment in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy for holiday audiences.

A six-minute prologue sequence, that introduces Tom Hardy's villainous Bane, will air before screenings of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol in select IMAX theaters in the U.S. and Canada.

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The clip, which received a PG-13 rating from the MPAA, was shot on the IMAX 15 perf 65mm/70mm film that Nolan used for key action sequences during the film.

The Dark Knight Rises arrives in theaters July 20, 2012. So far only a teaser trailer has been released.

Content of the prologue remains under wraps, though Hardy and Nolan did reveal in a recent interview that Hardy's new character would be featured.

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The following theaters will be airing the Dark Knight Rises prologue before screenings of Mission: Impossible starting Dec. 16:

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
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 - IMAX at the Tropicana - Atlantic 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