Where Can You See 'The Dark Knight Rises' Prologue With 'Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol' On December 16?

/Film readers were the first to know a 6-minute prologue to The Dark Knight Rises would be appearing exclusively in front of IMAX prints of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. It was then revealed the prologue wouldn't be at all IMAX locations showing Brad Bird's film, just the 70mm ones, which cuts the number down drastically. Warner Bros. has finally fessed up to the fact that this is happening and they've released a full list of theaters that will be showing the prologue to Christopher Nolan's highly-anticipated film.

Let's not short change Mission: Impossible though. Bird shot upwards of 30 minutes of his film in IMAX and is releasing it exclusively in that format five days before any normal theater can show it. It's a big part of the movie and the best way to see it. So, odds are, you are going to want to click below, find the theater closest to you and buy your tickets as soon as possible. I know I will.

There are only 42 screens in North America and 4 in the UK (where it opens on December 21) that will be showing The Dark Knight Rises prologue with Mission: Impossible and here's what Nolan had to say:

Our experience on 'The Dark Knight' shooting and projecting IMAX 15 perf 65mm/70mm film was inspiring. The immersive quality of the image goes beyond any other filmmaking tool available, and in revisiting Gotham, we were determined to shoot even more of the movie in this unique format. 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 our story when it comes out next summer.

Here are the theaters:

Austin, TX || IMAX Theater Austin

Boston, MA || Jordan's IMAX

Boston, MA || IMAX 3D Theatre in Reading

Calgary, AB || Scotiabank Theatre Chinook 16 + IMAX

Chantilly, VA || Washington, DC Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX

Chicago, IL || Navy Pier IMAX Theatre

Des Moines, IA || SCI IMAX Dome Theater Des

Detroit, MI || Henry Ford IMAX

Edmonton, AB || Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton + IMAX

Harrisburg, PA || The Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts IMAX

Houston, TX || Houston Marq*e Stadium 22 + IMAX

Indianapolis, IN || White River IMAX

Los Angeles, CA || Irvine Spectrum 20 + IMAX

Los Angeles, CA || RAVE 18 + IMAX

Los Angeles, CA || Ontario Palace Stadium 22 + IMAX

Los Angeles, CA || Citywalk Stadium 19 with IMAX

Madison, WI || Star 18 Fitchburg with IMAX

Miami, FL || AutoNation IMAX

Minneapolis, MN || Great Clips IMAX

Montreal, QC || Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal + IMAX

Nashville,TN || Opry Mills Stadium 20 + IMAX

New York, NY || Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX

New York, NY || Palisades IMAX

Omaha, NE || Star Cinema 16 with IMAX

Orlando, FL || Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 + IMAX

Ottawa, ON || Silvercity Gloucester + IMAX

Palm Springs, CA || Desert IMAX Theatre

Philadelphia, PA || IMAX & the Tropicana

Philadelphia, PA || Tuttleman IMAX – Franklin Institute

Phoenix, AZ || Arizona Mills 25 with IMAX

Providence, RI || Providence Place 16 with IMAX

Quebec City, QC || IMAX Le Theatre At Quebec

Sacramento, CA || Esquire IMAX

San Antonio, TX || IMAX at RiverCenter

San Francisco, CA || Metreon 16 with IMAX & ETX

Seattle, WA || Boeing IMAX – Pacific Science Center

Tampa, FL || Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)

Toronto, ON || Coliseum 12 Mississauga + IMAX

Toronto, ON || Scotiabank Theatre Toronto + IMAX

Toronto, ON || Colossus 18 Woodbridge + IMAX

Vancouver, BC || Colossus Langley + IMAX

Vancouver, BC || Silvercity Riverport 18 + IMAX

UK || BFI London

UK || National Media Museum IMAX Bradford

UK || Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema

UK || Odeon Manchester IMAX @ The Printworks

You can first see both Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol and The Dark Knight Rises prologue at 12:01 a.m. December 16. Then The Dark Knight Rises opens July 20, 2012. Is it playing by you? Have you bought your tickets yet?