Monday, June 11, 2012
IMAX Tickets Now On Sale For The Dark Knight Rises at Discovery Place
Knight Rises, the third film of the critically acclaimed trilogy that
introduces Gotham City's newest super villains, Bane and leading lady
Selina Kyle. Director Christopher Nolan's highly-anticipated epic
conclusion opens in Discovery Place's The Charlotte Observer IMAX®
Dome Theatre and theatres worldwide on July 20.
While making the 2008 blockbuster The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan
was the first filmmaker to use IMAX® cameras in a major motion picture
release. Nolan employed the extremely high-resolution cameras even
more extensively on The Dark Knight Rises: The IMAX Experience® —
including the film's prologue — incorporating a record of more than an
hour of footage filmed with IMAX cameras. These specific sequences,
which will expand to fill the entire screen exclusively in IMAX, will
deliver unprecedented crispness and clarity and a truly immersive
experience for moviegoers.
"Director Christopher Nolan, Producers Emma Thomas and Chuck Roven,
and Cinematographer Wally Pfister's cinematic vision is unparalleled
and continues to set the bar for excellence," said Greg Foster,
Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "They are long-
term partners and we're happy to team with them and our friends at
Warner Bros. to offer IMAX fans an opportunity to experience this
highly-anticipated conclusion to the Batman trilogy the way it was
meant to be seen – in IMAX theatres."
Sequences shot in 35mm have been digitally re-mastered into the image
and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX
DMR®(Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images
coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital
audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if
they are in the movie.
Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar® winner Christian Bale
("The Fighter") again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The
film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane;
Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard ("La Vie en Rose"), as Miranda Tate;
and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast,
Oscar® winner Michael Caine ("The Cider House Rules") plays Alfred;
Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar®winner Morgan Freeman
("Million Dollar Baby") reprises the role of Lucius Fox.
The Dark Knight Rises has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of
violence and action, some sensuality and language. More
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Experience® and The IMAX Experience® are trademarks of IMAX
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About Discovery Place
One of the top hands-on science museums in the nation, Discovery Place
provides ever-changing, entertaining facilities that engage people in
the active exploration of science and nature. The Museum brings
relevant, contemporary science to life through groundbreaking
exhibitions, interactive educational programming and hands-on
activities. Nearly a half-million people from all over the United
States engage with Discovery Place and its IMAX Dome Theatre each year.
Discovery Place is located in uptown Charlotte at 301 N. Tryon
Street. Convenient parking is available in the Museum's parking deck
– the Carol Grotnes Belk Complex – at the corner of Sixth and Church
Streets. For more information about Discovery Place, call
(704)372-6261, visit www.discoveryplace.org orconnect with Discovery
Place on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Discovery Place Inc. owns and operates Discovery Place, Charlotte
Nature Museum and Discovery Place KIDS and is supported, in part, with
funding from the Arts & Science Council.
Posted by Buck Lawrimore at 5:30 PM