Warner Bros. will be releasing a six minute prologue of The Dark Knight Rises in front of 70mm Imax prints of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
In a statement director Christopher Nolan described the shooting and presentation of Imax 65mm/70mm film as “inspiring” and said “the immersive quality of the image goes beyond any other filmmaking tool available. … Giving the fans an early look at an Imax sequence is a great way to draw attention to what I believe will be an incredible way to experience”.
Obviously Christopher believes in the value of higher resolution exhibition; that’s DEFINITELY a good thing. However, I believe there are viable digital projectors and theaters that can offer an “immersive” experience that rivals the 70mm print. Seems unfortunate that many moviegoers won’t have the opportunity to see the prologue because of the theaters in their areas.
Read the full Deadline article, including what theaters are playing the prologue here.