"The Dark Knight Rises" is going to be our last Batman movie from director Christopher Nolan, and he plans on making it count.
Wondering how a movie can comfortably fit in storylines about Bane, Catwoman and the Al Ghuls without busting at the seams or being incomprehensible? Well, it needs a 164 minute 27 second running time, that's how. The British Board of Film Classification has announced that "The Dark Knight Rises" clocks in at just over two hours and 44 minutes, making it 24 minutes longer than "Batman Begins" and 12 minutes longer than "The Dark Knight."
It sounds like we'll need to prepare for that epic ordeal with plenty of popcorn and soda, but first let's take a look at how some theaters are preparing for the flick to hit IMAX.
The Liberty Science Center in New Jersey houses the largest IMAX screen in North America, so it goes without saying that it takes a while to set up the many, many 70mm film reels required to play the movie (it's actually 50 reels for a grand total of 600 pounds of film).
The above video details the center's process for setting up an IMAX cinema, and plenty of hard work goes into it. But considering the fact that a third of "The Dark Knight Rises" was shot in the format, it's worth seeing the film on the
big biggest screen. Thanks to the folks over at /Film for alerting us to this cool informational video.
Are you planning to see "The Dark Knight Rises" in IMAX? Are you glad it has such a long running time? Tell us in the comments section below or on Twitter!