The Dark Knight will open in a record 94 IMAX theatres

The Dark Knight Makes Motion Picture History in Imax(R) Theatres on July 18th (THEATER LISTINGS BELOW)
LOS ANGELES, July 10 / — IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that the studio’s highly anticipated and technologically unprecedented summer movie, The Dark Knight, starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, and directed by Christopher Nolan, will open in a record 94 IMAX(R) theatres domestically on July 18th in conjunction with the film’s wide release. The film will also open in 15 IMAX theatres day-and-date internationally, with at least 23 additional international locations opening in the coming weeks.

The Dark Knight: The IMAX Experience features six sequences filmed with IMAX(R) cameras, the first time ever that a major feature film has been even partially shot using IMAX cameras, marking a revolutionary integration of the two film formats. The worldwide premiere of the film will be held at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX in New York on July 14th, the first time a Hollywood feature film has premiered in an IMAX theatre.

Advance IMAX ticket sales demonstrate the huge enthusiasm surrounding the movie:

– Advance IMAX ticket sales have already surpassed $2 million, more
than a week prior to opening
– Over 100 shows are already sold out
– 93 domestic IMAX theatres have added midnight screenings
– Many IMAX theatres in the USA are adding 3am shows, and some are
screening non-stop for 24 hours to meet the high moviegoer demands
– Chicago’s Navy Pier and the Palisades Center (West Nyack, NY) IMAX
theatres will run shows non-stop for 72 hours

“The combination of Chris’ inimitable vision and IMAX’s groundbreaking technology produced a version of ‘The Dark Knight’ that will blow audiences away in theaters all over the world,” said Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Sequences shot in traditional 35mm have been digitally re-mastered into The IMAX Experience(R) with proprietary IMAX DMR(R) technology. The two formats will be seamlessly integrated and morph between IMAX and IMAX DMR. In other words, scenes shot in 35mm will appear in IMAX DMR (letterbox), while scenes shot with IMAX’s cameras on 15/70mm film will expand vertically to fill the entire IMAX screen, which can be up to eight stories tall, for an all-encompassing IMAX Experience.

“Chris Nolan’s enthusiasm for IMAX technology has taken Hollywood filmmaking to a new level, and we’re thrilled with the results on the screen and by the positive reactions to advance screenings,” said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “Warner Bros. Pictures, together with Chris Nolan and the entire filmmaking team, have created an unprecedented filmmaking event that can’t be missed, and we are honored to be a part of the excitement.”

With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as the Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces the Dark Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.

Christian Bale reprises his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman; Academy Award nominee Heath Ledger (“Brokeback Mountain”) stars as arch-villain The Joker, and Aaron Eckhart plays District Attorney Harvey Dent. Maggie Gyllenhaal joins the cast in the role of Rachel Dawes. Returning from “Batman Begins” are Gary Oldman as Lieutenant Jim Gordon; Oscar winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) as Alfred; and Oscar winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) as Lucius Fox.

The Dark Knight: The IMAX Experience is scheduled to play day-and-date at the following IMAX(R) Theatres beginning July 18th:



Huntsville – Spacedome IMAX at US Space and Rocket Center


Mesa – Gateway 12 IMAX Theatre
Phoenix – AMC Deer Valley 30 with IMAX


Little Rock – Promenade at Chenal


Anaheim – The Movie Experience at Anaheim Gardenwalk
Cathedral City – Desert IMAX Theatre
Dublin – Regal Hacienda Crossings IMAX
Fresno – Fresno Stadium Cinema & IMAX
Irvine – Edwards Irvine Spectrum IMAX
Los Angeles – Universal CityWalk IMAX Theatre
Los Angeles – IMAX Theatre at The Bridge: cinema de lux
Ontario – Edwards Ontario Palace IMAX
Sacramento – Esquire IMAX Theatre
San Diego – San Diego IMAX at Mira Mesa 18
San Francisco – AMC Loews IMAX Theatre at Metreon


Colorado Springs – Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark Carefree Circle
Denver – UA Colorado Center IMAX


Manchester – IMAX Theatre at Showcase Cinemas Buckland Hills


Fort Lauderdale – AutoNation(R) IMAX(R) Theater at Museum of Discovery
and Science
Jacksonville – World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre
Orlando – Pointe Orlando 20 & IMAX
St. Petersburg – Muvico BayWalk 20 & IMAX
Tampa – Channelside Cinemas IMAX
Tampa – IMAX Dome Theatre at MOSI
West Palm Beach – Parisian 20 & IMAX


Buford – Regal Mall of Georgia IMAX


Boise – Edwards Boise Stadium IMAX


Batavia – Randall 15 IMAX
Chicago – Navy Pier IMAX Theatre
Lincolnshire – Regal Lincolnshire IMAX
Woodridge – Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Seven Bridges


Evansville – Showplace Cinemas IMAX Theatre
Indianapolis – ShowPlace 16 IMAX Theatre
Noblesville – Hamilton Towne Center 16 + IMAX
Portage – Portage 16 IMAX


Council Bluffs – Star Cinemas Council Bluffs
Davenport – Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre
Des Moines – Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater


Olathe – IMAX Theatre at AMC Studio 30


Louisville – Cinema De Lux 20: Stonybrook IMAX Theatre


Natick – Verizon IMAX 3D Theater at Jordan’s Furniture – Natick
Reading – Verizon IMAX 3D Theater at Jordan’s Furniture – Reading


Dearborn – The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre
Grand Blanc – NGC Trillium IMAX Theatre
Grand Rapids – IMAX Theatre at Celebration! Cinema
Lansing – IMAX Theatre at Celebration! Cinema
Sterling Heights – IMAX Theatre at AMC Forum 30
Ypsilanti – Showcase Cinemas Ann Arbor


Apple Valley – Great Clips IMAX Theatre
St. Michael – CineMagic Metropolitan IMAX Theatre


St. Louis – Ronnies 20 Cine IMAX


Las Vegas – Brenden Theatres and IMAX at the Palms Casino Resort
Las Vegas – Red Rock Stadium 16 & IMAX

New Hampshire

Hooksett – Cinemagic IMAX Theatre

New Jersey

Atlantic City – IMAX Theatre at Tropicana Casino

New York

Garden City – Leroy R. and Rose W. Grumman IMAX Dome Theater
New York City – AMC Loews IMAX Theatre, Lincoln Square
New Rochelle – Regal New Roc City IMAX
Rochester – Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Tinseltown USA
West Nyack – IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center
White Plains – IMAX Theatre at City Center: Cinema de lux
Williamsville – Regal Transit Center IMAX

North Carolina

Charlotte – Charlotte Observer IMAX Dome Theatre, Discovery Place
Raleigh – Wachovia IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum


Cincinnati -Cinema De Lux 18: Springdale IMAX Theatre
Columbus – IMAX Theatre at AMC Easton Town Center 30


Tulsa – Cinemark IMAX Theatre at The Tulsa


Tigard – Portland IMAX at Bridgeport Village Stadium 18


Harrisburg – Select Medical IMAX Theater at The Whitaker Center
King of Prussia – UA King of Prussia IMAX
Philadelphia – Tuttleman IMAX Theatre, Franklin Institute
Tarentum – Cinemark IMAX Theatre at the Galleria Pittsburgh Mills

Rhode Island

Providence – Feinstein IMAX Theatre Providence Place


Knoxville – Pinnacle 18 Complex at Turkey Creek
Nashville – Regal Opry Mills IMAX


Austin – The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum IMAX Theatre
Dallas – Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark 17
Houston – Edwards Marq(x)E IMAX
Houston – Silverado Station 18 IMAX
San Antonio – Palladium IMAX Theatre


Sandy – Megaplex 17 IMAX at Jordan Commons


Chantilly – Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX Theater
Hampton – Riverside 3D IMAX Theater at the Virginia Air & Space Center
Virginia Beach – The Virginia Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater


Seattle – Pacific Science Center Boeing IMAX Theater
Spokane – Riverfront Park IMAX Theatre


Fitchburg – Star Cinema IMAX



Calgary – Scotiabank Theatre Chinook
Edmonton – Scotiabank Theatre West Edmonton Mall

British Columbia

Langley – Cineplex IMAX Theatre, Colossus Langley
Richmond – Cineplex IMAX Theatre, SilverCity Riverport

Nova Scotia

Halifax – The Empire IMAX in Bayers Lake


Mississauga – Cineplex IMAX Theatre, Coliseum Mississauga
Ottawa – Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, SilverCity Gloucester IMAX
Toronto – Cineplex IMAX Theatre, Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
Woodbridge – Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, Colossus Woodbridge


Montreal – Cineplex Entertainment IMAX Theatre, Scotiabank Theatre
Quebec City – IMAX Le Theatre



Buenos Aires – IMAX Center Norte


Melbourne – IMAX Theatre, Melbourne Museum
Sydney – LG IMAX Theatre Sydney


Guayaquil – Fundacion Malecon 2000


Paris – Gaumont Disney Village IMAX


Berlin – CineStar IMAX 3D, Sony Center Berlin


Guatemala City – Pradera Concepcion

Hong Kong

Kowloon – UA MegaBox IMAX Theatre


Hyderabad – PRASAD IMAX Theatre


Haifa – IMAX Kiryon at GlobusMax Kiryon


Ilsan – CGV Ilsan
Incheon – CGV Incheon
Seoul – CGV Yongsan


Cuernavaca – Cinemex Diana IMAX Theatre
Guadalajara – Cinepolis IMAX Theatre Galerias Guadalajara
Mexico City – Cinepolis IMAX Theatre Perisur
Mexico City – Cinepolis IMAX Theatre Universidad
Monterrey – Cinepolis IMAX Theatre Galerias Valle Oriente


Amsterdam – Pathe Arena

New Zealand

Auckland – SKYCITY IMAX Theatre Queen Street


Manila – San Miguel Coca-Cola IMAX Theatre


Warsaw – Orange IMAX Warszawa


St. Petersburg – Coca-Cola IMAX Kinostar City

South Africa

Durban – Gateway IMAX Theatre
Pretoria – Menlyn IMAX Theatre


Barakaldo – Yelmo Cines Megapark
Malaga – Yelmo Cines Plaza Mayor
Oviedo – Yelmo Cines Los Prados


Taipei – Samsung IMAX Miramar Cinemas


Bangkok – KrungSri IMAX Siam Paragon


Ankara – IMAX Odeon Cineplex
Istinye – AFM IMAX Istinye Park


Dubai – Grand Megaplex 21 IMAX


Birmingham – IMAX Theatre at Millennium Point
Bradford – IMAX National Media Museum
Glasgow – Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema
London – BFI London IMAX Cinema
Manchester – ODEON IMAX Cinema Manchester @ The Printworks

Additional theatres will be confirmed. Please check local listings or for final theatre listings, launch dates and show times.