Where to See the ‘Dunkirk’ Prologue Screening Before ‘Rogue One’ in IMAX This Weekend
Following the debut of the first official trailer for Dunkirk earlier this week, reports surfaced suggesting that a special sneak peek of Christopher Nolan’s latest would screen in IMAX theaters this weekend with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. That’s not surprising, given the similar IMAX previews of Nolan’s last two Dark Knight films, as well as the director’s affinity for the format. And in the least shocking news of the week, IMAX has confirmed this weekend’s Dunkirk sneak peek with a full list of theaters where you can see it for yourself.
As confirmed by IMAX, the five-minute prologue from Nolan’s World War II epic will screen with Rogue One at several locations across the country this weekend. Here’s the full list, courtesy of The Film Stage:
It was previously suggested by the folks at The Film Stage that only the 15 IMAX theaters equipped to screen Rogue One in 70mm 2D would have the Dunkirk footage attached, but according to the list above, that preview is attached to all showings of Rogue One in IMAX — including digital.
Nolan and cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema (who previously collaborated with Nolan on Interstellar) shot about 100 minutes of Dunkirk using 65mm IMAX cameras, so you’re probably going to want to see Rogue One in an IMAX theater this weekend — if possible.
Dunkirk, which tells the riveting story of the evacuation of Allied soldiers in France during World War II, stars Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh and Harry Styles, and hits theaters on July 21, 2017.