Reporting Sarah Arbogast
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburghers will have a chance to see a preview of “The Dark Knight Rises,” which spent some time filming in the city earlier this year.
All of the action won’t hit theaters until July of 2012, but you don’t have to wait that long to get a sneak peek.
The first six minutes of the film will soon be shown in select cities, but originally Pittsburgh was left off the list.
“They were showing the prologue in film-only theaters and overlooked us for some reason,” said Ann Metzger, of the Carnegie Science Center. “What we heard through the grapevine is that Christopher Nolan and his wife specifically asked that the film be in Pittsburgh.”
Metzger, the co-director of the Science Center, says she was surprised the Steel City was excluded, that is until now.
“We were in constant contact with the film office, Warner Bros., with IMAX – everybody wanted to make this happen and we did,” said Metzger.
The opening scenes are now scheduled to play in the IMAX Theater at the Carnegie Science Center.
While some still feel slighted by Warner Bros., others are just looking forward to taking in the sights of the Steel City on the big screen.
“I think a lot of people are anxious to see what the end product was of all the delays and everything else they had to go through to do the movie,” said Edward Farrell of South Park.
“We are so excited to have Batman come to Carnegie Science Center,” Metzger added. “We are excited to be bringing this to Pittsburgh; we think it’s going to be a really, really popular offering.”
The first day fans will be able to check out the preview is Dec. 16. It will be playing before the movie “Tornado Alley.” Already tickets are selling fast.