Hollywood Elsewhere will not be among the elite press people (including a fair number of fanboy types) who will be attending an IMAX screening this evening of Chris Nolan‘s seven or eight-minute Dark Knight Rises prologue. Reps for Deadline, Indiewire and other mainstream entertainment press will be at the Universal IMAX Citywalk event at 7:30 pm (with a reception to follow), and Nolan is hosting an earlier screening at the same venue at 5:45 pm for filmmaker friends.

I guess Warner Bros. publicists feel I’m not fanboy enough, but where is the logic in that? This wll be tonight’s biggest Twitter conversation and tomorrow’s biggest topic by far on entertainment sites, and how does it benefit their interests to keep someone with a recognized voice out of the conversation? I’ve been an admirer of Nolan’s stuff all along from Memento to Insomnia to Batman Begins to The Dark Knight to Inception. Am I on Nolan’s shitlist because of this June 2010 posting? All I did was summarize the reportings of others.

I know of another guy who’s been told “no-go” on this thing so I’m not the only one. But it’s silly and petty all the same.

The Dark Knight Rises prologue will be shown to the public at several IMAX theatres just before Mission: Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol, which opens on 12.21. But only, apparently, at IMAX theatres.

Here’s a summary provided by Screenrant:

“There are undoubtedly a lot of people who will be paying to see Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol in IMAX solely for the purpose of glimpsing the six-minute preview for The Dark Knight Rises.

“Chris Nolan revealed in a recent interview that the footage screened in the preview will cover “basically the first six, seven minutes of the film. It’s the introduction to Bane and a taste of the rest of the film.

“Today we have word from a poster named ‘Rocketman’ over on the SuperHero Hype forums, who claims to have a description of the TDKR prologue footage. Read his version of said footage below (be sure to take a salt grain beforehand) and see how it jibes (or does not) with what Nolan alluded to,” and blah, blah, blah.