‘The Dark Knight Rises’ prologue is coming to Pittsburgh

Last week when Warner Bros. released the official list of locations playing The Dark Knight Rises’ IMAX prologue, a special city was omitted…Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh was home to The Dark Knight Rises this summer and now the Carnegie Science Center can be added to the list. Here’s all the official information on how to check it out:

“The Dark Knight Rises” prologue — the first six minutes of the 2012 movie — will be shown with the documentary “Tornado Alley” at the Carnegie Science Center starting Dec. 16.

Tickets, $8 for an adult and $6 per child (with $1 off for members), can be bought through CarnegieScienceCenter.org or 412-237-3400. No separate tickets for the prologue, rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some violence, will be sold.

In some cities, the much-anticipated preview is being paired with “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” but not here where the Rangos Omnimax Theater will do the honors. It’s not known how long the Batman opening sequence will screen with the documentary, which runs about an hour.

“The Dark Knight Rises” was shot partially in Pittsburgh and residents were miffed and disappointed when they learned Pittsburgh was not on the list of North American cities getting the sneak preview. That perceived slight has been remedied.

“We are delighted to provide our visitors, both new and veteran Batman fans, a chance to see the opening sequence of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ on a giant screen,” Ann Metzger, co-director of Carnegie Science Center, said in announcing the booking coup.

“Christopher Nolan and his crew transformed Pittsburgh into Gotham City during filming, and while we miss seeing the Tumblers around town, we are honored to be one of select IMAX theaters to have this exciting opportunity.”

SOURCE: Post-Gazette