Want to see that IMAX Dark Knight prologue? Here's where you can

We are now certain that by Dec. 16, if you're willing to shill out for an IMAX ticket and watch Tom Cruise get all Ghost Protocol-y, you can see the first six minutes of The Dark Knight Rises ahead of IMAX screenings of the new Mission Impossible. Heck, we may even know what's in the footage, but the trick is going to be figuring out just where you can see it.

See, Christopher Nolan is a bit picky about who gets to project his precious IMAX prelude. He wants only 70mm IMAX projection for this stuff, to maintain optimal visual quality (because he's, you know, a real filmmaker who cares about how his movies look when we see them). Therefore, you're not going to be able to just stroll into any cinema with the word IMAX out front and take a gander at Christian Bale's latest and final adventure as the Caped Crusader.

So, which theaters have this precious Dark Knight gold on their screens? Thankfully, there's a list, and it includes Canada and the U.K.

Austin, TX IMAX Theater Austin Austin
Boston, MA Jordan's IMAX Natick
Boston, MA IMAX 3D Theatre in Reading Reading
Chantilly, VA/TBD
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
Harrisburg, PA Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts 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
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
Palm Springs 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
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 Tampa

Calgary, AB Scotiabank Theatre Chinook 16 Calgary
Edmonton, AB Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton Edmonton
Montreal, QC Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal Montreal
Ottawa, ON Silvercity Gloucester + IMAX Gloucester
Quebec City, QC IMAX Le Theatre At Quebec Quebec City
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

UK BFI London London
UK National Media Museum IMAX Bradford
UK Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema Glasgow
UK Odeon Manchester IMAX @ The Printworks Manchester

Not exactly a wide selection, but if you're willing to do some driving, odds are you can get to one with relative ease. Of course, if you're not willing to go through the trouble or dish out money you could have spent on one last Christmas present, you can just see the whole thing when it hits theaters in July.

(Via Bleeding Cool)

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