AMC announced in a blog post (though have since taken the blog down?) that a 6 minute prologue/teaser of Warner Brothers’ “The Dark Knight Rises” would be shown prior to Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” is due out December 21, 2011.
Now before you get too excited about this sneak peek at the new Batman film, AMC also announced that this teaser would only be screening in 70mm IMAX theaters: not on digital IMAX. Many 70mm IMAXs are only located at Zoos and Science centers, so until an official list of theaters screening “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” comes out, you might want to contain your excitement until it is more clear who is even showing it. LFexaminer.com has a list of IMAX screens and their formats so you know who to keep on.
While it’s a little disappointing to those of us in areas far away from 70mm IMAX theaters, we do think it is cool that Christopher Nolan and company are really treating making movies like an art form – filming on IMAX cameras and making sure that the IMAX footage is shown on the proper outlet. For those lucky enough to be near a screening, make sure you check it out.