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I have heard that the first 6 - 7 minutes of TDKR will be shown in front of MI: Ghost Protocol. Anyone going to see MI:4 just for that?
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I have heard that the first 6 - 7 minutes of TDKR will be shown in front of MI: Ghost Protocol. Anyone going to see MI:4 just for that?

No, I am going to the grand opening of the $10Million Moore Warren IMAX showing MI4 and that much of DK beforehand would be awwwwesome!!
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Nevermind just found an article saying the IMAX won't open til Feb. Pretty obvious after seeing it two weeks ago and it was still metal and concrete.
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Today, we finally have confirmation! Paul Franklin, Christopher Nolan's Oscar winning VFX guy, shared the news on Twitter. To ensure you'll be seeing The Dark Knight Rises' prologue you need to go to an IMAX theater with a 70mm, 15-perf screen. Franklin also confirmed that we'll be getting the first full trailer to The Dark Knight Rises sometime before Christmas. I've heard from my sources that the trailer will be playing in front of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, so hopefully it's released online shortly after that.

Update: You'll be able to see the prologue in Sydney, Australia on December 14th and the US on December 16th. December 21st is when it'll be available everywhere else. Call your local IMAX theater for exact dates and times.

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Collider fans know that you can get your first look at The Dark Knight Rises when its prologue appears at some IMAX theaters in front of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol on December 16th. Then, we reported that a new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises could screen before Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows which also opens on December 16th. Variety film reporter Jeff Sneider confirmed this rumor on Twitter and added an additional reason to check out Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. It seems that a teaser trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will also screen before the sequel starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Do yourself a favor and schedule a double feature on December 16th to get in on all the Dark Knight Rises action.

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No, I am going to the grand opening of the $10Million Moore Warren IMAX showing MI4 and that much of DK beforehand would be awwwwesome!!

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Nevermind just found an article saying the IMAX won't open til Feb. Pretty obvious after seeing it two weeks ago and it was still metal and concrete.

Will the new Warren IMAX be in a building separate from the current Moore Warren cineplex? Also, do you know whether the AMC Quail Springs IMAX is the real 70mm thing, or is just another IMAX-lite? I have a vested interest in the Quail Springs IMAX, which is only about 4.5 miles away. The Moore Warren cineplex, though is nearly 20 miles away.
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IMAX is slowly removing the film cameras in the true IMAX houses and replacing them with duel 4k projectors. They take the removed equipment and cut it up with blow torches so that no one can use the stuff.

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IMAX is slowly removing the film cameras in the true IMAX houses and replacing them with duel 4k projectors. They take the removed equipment and cut it up with blow torches so that no one can use the stuff.

All new IMAX's are sans film. NO FILM, period. Digital only.

They haven't built a new 15/70 IMAX theater in years.

The reason is the cost of the prints - $45,000 each - two needed for a 15/70 IMAX 3D theater. Plus the maintenance and power usage of the projectors.

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How can I see a listing of local IMAX theaters that are 15/70mm and will have this prologue?
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How can I see a listing of local IMAX theaters that are 15/70mm and will have this prologue?

This is a good question. I would also like to know why digital projection IMAX houses won't be able to show the prologue to The Dark Knight Rises.
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How can I see a listing of local IMAX theaters that are 15/70mm and will have this prologue?

It's an old link - I would call the theater first as many 15/70 theaters have been converted to IMAX Digital

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en...1,0.11158&z=14
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This is a good question. I would also like to know why digital projection IMAX houses won't be able to show the prologue to The Dark Knight Rises.

Nolan is once again shooting sequences in 15/70mm IMAX for The Dark Knight Rises as he did for The Dark Knight.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol also has sequences that were shot in 15/70mm IMAX

IMO . . . they just aren't taking the time and/or the expense to reformat the 1.44 AR 15/70mm IMAX footage to 1.78 AR 1080P Digital for the previews.
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Nolen also dislikes digital projection and word has it, furious at IMAX and their decision to moth ball all 15/70mm IMAX projection. Especially considering he pretty much pushed IMAX into the holy sh*t mainstream category with his IMAX Dark Knight thing. He helps make them a success and then they dump what makes IMAX special in favor of a cheaper and inferior picture.

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Nolen also dislikes digital projection and word has it, furious at IMAX and their decision to moth ball all 15/70mm IMAX projection. Especially considering he pretty much pushed IMAX into the holy sh*t mainstream category with his IMAX Dark Knight thing. He helps make them a success and then they dump what makes IMAX special in favor of a cheaper and inferior picture.

Nolan's stance on this is really perplexing to me. He hates digital projection (and apparently doesn't like DIs either), yet he's OK with the DMR processing that IMAX put the 35mm portions of The Dark Knight through? The non-IMAX portions of The Dark Knight looked like complete garbage in IMAX theaters. They don't look so great on the Blu-ray (which was mastered from an IMAX print) either.

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Hopefully it will look better this time.

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Hopefully it will look better this time.

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To my eyes, recent IMAX blowups have looked just fine. I prefer going to a 15/70 imax vs 35mm or digital projection.

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Will the new Warren IMAX be in a building separate from the current Moore Warren cineplex? Also, do you know whether the AMC Quail Springs IMAX is the real 70mm thing, or is just another IMAX-lite? I have a vested interest in the Quail Springs IMAX, which is only about 4.5 miles away. The Moore Warren cineplex, though is nearly 20 miles away.

No its connected on the north side of the complex. AMC's is a LIEMAx/fake. All I can tell is that they moved the screen forward to the last row of the originial floor seats and replaced the old speakers. It has the loudest bass of any theater in the metro but its somewhat muddy and boomy( more Dbs than clear extension). The speakers are very bright as well. A little too `car system' sounding when you compare it to the well balanced Harkins or the Warren's audio.
I watched Avatar there during my one and only 'IMAX' visit and the brightness was distracting. We only go to the theater so my wife can get her 'Chinese Gourmet Express fix' to be honest. I am no longer a `mystery shopper' at Harkins so I'm officially back to being a Warren guy. The Warren is about 6 or 7 minutes further away than QS for me. The Warren is about 6 or 7 minutes further away from me than QS with Harkins being the closest of the 3.

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Official List of IMAX Theaters Showing THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Prologue Starting December 16th

http://collider.com/dark-knight-rise...eaters/129932/
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Pfft. Well that sucks. It won't be showing at my local IMAX according to that article.

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Official List of IMAX Theaters Showing THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Prologue Starting December 16th

http://collider.com/dark-knight-rise...eaters/129932/

Looking at the dishearteningly short list if 70 mm IMAX theaters, I am inclined to believe that at least ninety percent of current IMAX houses have digital projection systems. This gives rise to a question: Is there some technical or economic limitation that prevents 70 mm film from being digitally mastered in the same manner as 35 mm film?
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Digital LIEmax cannot come close to capturing the detail in true IMAX film projection. The resolution is not there. 4k doesn't cut it. They would need something surpassing 6k, which isn't even on the drawing board.

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Digital LIEmax cannot come close to capturing the detail in true IMAX film projection. The resolution is not there. 4k doesn't cut it. They would need something surpassing 6k, which isn't even on the drawing board.

I say good for Nolan on insisting REAL Imax or NO Imax. No doubt this will get people talking.

As much as I admire Nolan's commitment to the 70 mm/15 perf technology, he is too late, I think. Like it or not, virtually all new IMAX theaters are going to be digital. Old time 70 mm 15 perf IMAX is obsolescent and on its way to being obsolete, or so it seems to me.

There are no 70 mm/15 perf theaters within several hundred miles of me, so I have only seen it a couple of times in other places. Frankly, I can live with digital IMAX. When I saw Avatar in 3D IMAX at an OKC IMAX I was thrilled and digital technology is only bound to improve. Exhibitors apparently think so, too. The soon to open Moore Warren IMAX, In Moore, OK, an OKC suburb, will be digital but will nonetheless have the tallest screen in the United States. I would love to know when the newest 70/15 IMAX in the US was built? Does anyone know?
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A number of theaters and investors have asked IMAX if they can buy the film equipment being removed. IMAX says no as they destroy the equipment with blow torches.

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Digital LIEmax cannot come close to capturing the detail in true IMAX film projection. The resolution is not there. 4k doesn't cut it. They would need something surpassing 6k, which isn't even on the drawing board.

I say good for Nolan on insisting REAL Imax or NO Imax. No doubt this will get people talking.



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Looking at the dishearteningly short list if 70 mm IMAX theaters, I am inclined to believe that at least ninety percent of current IMAX houses have digital projection systems. This gives rise to a question: Is there some technical or economic limitation that prevents 70 mm film from being digitally mastered in the same manner as 35 mm film?

Nope - already done many times. 5 Perf 65mm negatives are scanned at 8K.
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Nope - already done many times. 5 Perf 65mm negatives are scanned at 8K.

Thanks, that's the first encouraging thing I have seen. I just learned something else interesting that bodes well for the new Warren digital IMAX being built in Moore, OK. Currently, the largest digital IMAX screen, almost 100 feet (30 m) wide, is located at the Warren Theatres in Wichita, Kansas. I had read earlier that the currently under construction Moore Warren IMAX will have the tallest digital IMAX screen in the US, 6 stories high. This gives me hope that this new digital IMAX will be impressive, indeed.
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