The Dark Knight Rises Launches Early IMAX Prologue Screenings

Following yesterday’s viral tease, The Dark Knight Rises has launched what it’s dubbing “Operation Early Bird,” apparently a way for the general public to catch a glimpse of the IMAX footage early at select locations across the country.

Visiting now reveals a map with screening locations for 10:00pm shows on Tuesday, December 13th. An audio file at is revealing numbers that, once entered, cause additional locations to be revealed on the map.

Check back for updates on the viral as they become available. Also, be sure to check out SuperHeroHype’s writeup of the IMAX footage by clicking here.

Set for release on July 20, 2012, The Dark Knight Rises stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata and Nestor Carbonell.