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“The Dark Knight Rises” prologue is official, only being shown in 70mm resolution IMAX theaters

“The Dark Knight Rises” prologue is official, only being shown in 70mm resolution IMAX theaters (photo)

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It’s official: you can catch the first six minutes of “ before IMAX screenings of “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” starting on December 16. But only IMAX theaters with 70mm resolution will be able to show the prologue to the upcoming superhero movie. AMC Theaters is reporting that those hoping to see “Ghost Protocol” on a digital IMAX screen will be out of luck if they also wanted to see the opening minutes of “The Dark Knight Rises.”

“The six minute Dark Knight Rises prologue footage will only be shown on the higher resolution 70mm IMAX screens. Not the digital IMAX screens. Locations haven’t been confirmed yet, so stay tuned for an update on AMC Theatre locations that will be showing the prologue Dark Knight Rises footage at a 70mm IMAX screen nearest you,” the AMC blog posted, though it later retracted the article. “Please refer to Warner Bros. for any information about The Dark Knight Rises,” it now says.

There still have not been a list of theaters that will be showing the prologue released, though hopefully Warner Bros will announce that beforehand so attendees can make sure they go to the proper theater. This will be the first full footage fans will have to see of “The Dark Knight Rises” other than the teaser trailer that was released over the summer.

Warner Bros did a similar marketing campaign before the release of 2009’s “The Dark Knight.” After releasing a teaser over the summer, Warner Bros showed the opening six minutes of the movie before IMAX releases of “I Am Legend,” and then debuted a theatrical trailer shortly thereafter. With “The Dark Knight Rises” hitting theaters on July 20, 2012, now is about the right time for a full trailer of the movie to be released. Here’s hoping.

Do you think it’s a smart idea to only show the prologue on 70mm resolution screens? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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