The Dark Knight Rises is quickly selling out its IMAX midnight showings a month before it hits the big screen and now scalpers are reselling these tickets for five times the price.
There are only 4 theaters in LA, Riverside, and Orange County that provide the true IMAX experience, and tickets at these four locations have already sold out their midnight showing. AMC's Universal Citywalk sold out its screening back in January, while the Edwards in Irvine Spectrum sold out within a week of tickets being on sale. But the Edwards Ontario Palace Stadium takes the cake by selling out the IMAX midnight showing within one hour. The screening at Ontario now has tickets on craigslist for up to $100 each.
The final film in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy has shot more scenes on a IMAX camera than any other feature film, and fans want to experience the film in the way it was meant to be seen: on true IMAX screens. These screens provide a higher resolution, better sound quality, and are about five times bigger than a normal screen.
Luckily, for those of you willing to sacrifice some sleep and save $80, you can watch the 3:00 AM showing at any of these true IMAX locations.