'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.
 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

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