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‘Dunkirk’: Seven Minutes From Christopher Nolan’s WWII Epic To Screen Before ‘Rogue One’ In 70mm IMAX

Only a handful of theaters in the country will get the chance to screen the anticipated first footage from Nolan's new film.


Whenever Christopher Nolan has a summer blockbuster on the horizon, Warner Brothers often finds a way to screen select IMAX footage ahead of the year’s big Christmas blockbuster. Fans got to see some of the first footage from “The Dark Knight” before “I Am Legend” back in 2007, while “The Dark Knight Rises” opening airplane sequence was screened before “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” four years later. It looks like Warner Bros. is keeping with tradition, as seven minutes of Nolan’s “Dunkirk” will be attached to select “Rogue One” screenings.

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As reported by /Film earlier today, the seven-minute long “Dunkirk” prologue will screen ahead of the “Star Wars” blockbuster at 70mm IMAX locations in 2D. The bad news is that means it will only be showing in a handful of theaters across the country. Cinephiles in Los Angeles, Alabama and Iowa are in luck, while those in New York City will have to wait a little bit longer. It remains to be seen if the footage will screen in digital IMAX theaters, though we wouldn’t count on it knowing Nolan’s love for celluloid.

Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance and James D’arcy star in “Dunkirk,” which Nolan also wrote. Check out the locations where the footage will screen below. The film opens nationwide July 21, 2017.

IMAX, US Space & Rocket Center
IMAX Dome, McWane Center

AMC Universal CityWalk Stadium 19 & IMAX – Universal City
Esquire IMAX – Sacramento
Hackworth IMAX Dome, The Tech Museum

IMAX Dome, Museum of Science & Industry

Blank IMAX Dome, Science Center Iowa

IMAX, Indiana Stare Museum

IMAX Theatre, Minnesota Zoo

OMNIMAX, St. Louis Science Center


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