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Watch the first full trailer for Christopher Nolan’s gritty war film, Dunkirk

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And the film’s prologue will be in select IMAX theaters this weekend

After a run of comic book adaptations and sci-fi mind-benders, Christopher Nolan has sets his sights on the Second World War with Dunkirk. An extended promo will run ahead of Star Wars: Rogue One, but Nolan fans can watch a two-minute trailer now on YouTube.

The film will tell the story of Operation Dynamo, the effort to rescue 300,000 Allied soldiers from the French port of Dunkirk after German forces invaded the country. The rescue effort was undertaken by the British Navy, as well as hundreds of small fishing and pleasure boats pressed into service between May 26th and June 4th, 1940.

The presentation of the film’s 5-minute prologue will begin playing in IMAX theaters across the globe starting Thursday night in both film and digital presentations, with film being Nolan’s own personal preference. A complete list of participating theaters is now available on the film’s website, which we’ve included below.

As for the trailer, it opens with British soldiers getting leaflets dropped by German planes, urging them to surrender before cutting to the soldiers being bombarded on the beaches of the port. The film appears to be more straightforward than Nolan’s recent work, that has relied heavily on twists and heady concepts. This looks like a more grounded story, though not without Nolan’s eye for spectacular visuals.

Dunkirk will hit theaters on July 19th, 2017.

Update, December 15th, 2:06PM ET: Added list of participating theaters.

United States

Alabama

  • Birmingham - McWane IMAX
  • Huntsville - Spacedome IMAX

Arizona

  • Phoenix - Deer Valley IMAX
  • Tempe - Arizona Mills 25 IMAX

California

  • Aliso Viejo - Aliso Viejo IMAX
  • Burbank - Burbank 16 IMAX
  • Century City - Century City 15 IMAX
  • Dublin - Hacienda Crossing Stadium 20 IMAX
  • Emeryville - Bay Street IMAX
  • Fresno - Edwards IMAX
  • Hollywood - TCL Chinese Theater IMAX
  • Irvine - Irvine Spectrum 21 IMAX
  • Newpark - Newpark IMAX
  • Ontario - Ontario Palace Stadium 22 IMAX
  • Sacramento - Esquire IMAX
  • San Diego - Mira Mesa IMAX
  • San Francisco - Metreon 16 IMAX
  • San Jose - Hackworth IMAX
  • Torrance - Del Amo IMAX
  • Universal City - Citywalk Stadium 19 IMAX

Colorado

  • Colorado Springs - Carefree Circle IMAX
  • Denver - Colorado Center 8 IMAX
  • Westminster - Westminster IMAX

Connecticut

  • Milford - Connecticut Post IMAX

Florida

  • Aventura - Aventura IMAX
  • Ft. Lauderdale - Autonation IMAX
  • Ft. Myers - Gulf Coast IMAX
  • Orange Park - Orange Park IMAX
  • Orlando - Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 IMAX
  • Tampa - MOSI IMAX
  • West Palm Beach - Parisian IMAX

Georgia

  • Atlanta - Atlantic Station 18 IMAX
  • Buford - Mall of Georgia IMAX

Hawaii

  • Honolulu - Dole Cannery IMAX

Illinois

  • Chicago - Navy Pier IMAX
  • Lincolnshire - Lincolnshire IMAX
  • Skokie - Village Crossing IMAX
  • South Barrington - Barrington 30 IMAX

Indiana

  • Indianapolis - White River IMAX

Iowa

  • Des Moines - SCI IMAX

Kansas

  • Leawood - Town Center IMAX

Louisiana

  • Harahan - Elmwood Palace IMAX

Maryland

  • Baltimore - White Marsh IMAX
  • Baltimore - Maryland Science Center IMAX

Massachusetts

  • Randolph - Showcase Randolph IMAX
  • Reading - Jordan Furniture IMAX
  • Sommerville - Asssembly Row IMAX

Michigan

  • Grand Rapids - Celebration IMAX
  • Livonia - Livonia IMAX

Minnesota

  • Apple Valley - Great Clips IMAX

Missouri

  • St. Louis - St. Louis Science Center IMAX

Nevada

  • Las Vegas - Red Rock Stadium 15 IMAX
  • Sparks - Sparks IMAX

New Jersey

  • New Brunswick - New Brunswick IMAX
  • Paramus - Garden State 16 IMAX

New Mexico

  • Albuquerque - Winrock IMAX

New York

  • New Rochelle - New Roc IMAX
  • New York - Lincoln Square 13 IMAX
  • New York - Empire 25 IMAX
  • Westbury - Westbury IMAX
  • West Nyack - Palisades IMAX

North Carolina

  • Charlotte - Northlake IMAX
  • Raleigh - Wells Fargo IMAX

Ohio

  • Columbus - Lennox IMAX
  • Westchester - Westchester IMAX
  • Westlake - Crocker Park IMAX

Oklahoma

  • Moore - Warren IMAX

Oregon

  • Tigard - Regal Bridgeport 17 IMAX

Pennsylvania

  • Bensalem - Neshaminy IMAX
  • Homestead - Waterfront IMAX
  • King of Prussia - King of Prussia Stadium IMAX
  • Philadelphia - Tuttleman IMAX

Rhode Island

  • Providence - Providence Place IMAX

South Carolina

  • Simpsonville - Simpsonville IMAX

Tennessee

  • Knoxville - Pinnacle IMAX
  • Nashville - Opry Mills IMAX

Texas

  • Austin - Bob Bullock IMAX
  • Dallas - Northpark 15 IMAX
  • Dallas - Webb Chapel IMAX
  • Fort Worth - Omnimax
  • Houston - Gulf Pointe IMAX
  • Houston - Houston Marqe Stadium 22 IMAX
  • San Antonio - Palladium IMAX
  • Tomball - Silverado IMAX

Utah

  • Sandy - Megaplex Theaters at Jordan Commons IMAX

Virginia

  • Chantilly - Udvar Hazy IMAX
  • Hampton - Hampton Towne Center IMAX
  • McLean - Tysons Corner IMAX

Washington, DC

  • Washington, DC - NASM Lockheed Martin IMAX

Washington

  • Bellevue - Lincoln Square IMAX
  • Lynnwood - Alderwood IMAX
  • Seattle - Boeing IMAX - Pacific Science Center

Wisconsin

  • Fitchburg - Star IMAX
  • Fitchburg - Silverado IMAX

Canada

Alberta

  • Calgary - Scotiabank IMAX
  • Edmonton - Scotiabank IMAX
  • British Columbia
  • Vancouver - Colossus IMAX

Ontario

  • Toronto - Coliseum IMAX
  • Toronto - Silvercity IMAX
  • Toronto - Scotiabank IMAX

Quebec City

  • Montreal - Scotiabank IMAX

Saskatchewan

  • Regina - Saskatchewan Science Center IMAX

International

Argentina

  • Buenos Aires - IMAX Theatre Showcase at Center Norte

Australia

  • Melbourne - Melbourne Museum IMAX

Austria

  • Pasching - Hollywood Megaplex & IMAX
  • Vienna - Apollo Das Kino

Belgium

  • Brussels - Kinepolis IMAX

Brazil

  • Rio de Janeiro - UCI 18 Cinemas New York City Center IMAX
  • São Paulo - Cinépolis JK Iguatemi Shopping Centre IMAX

Denmark

  • Aarhus - CinemaxX Aarhus IMAX
  • Copenhagen - CinemarxX Copenhagen IMAX

Egypt

  • Cairo - American Plaza Vodafone IMAX

France

  • Montpellier - Gaumont Montpellier IMAX
  • Paris - Gaumont Disney Village IMAX
  • Paris - Pathé Quai d’Ivry IMAX
  • Paris - Pathé La Villette IMAX
  • Toulon - Pathé La Valettedu Var IMAX

Germany

  • Berlin - Cinestar Berlin IMAX (Postdamer Plaz)

Holland

  • Amsterdam - Pathé Arena Amsterdam
  • Arnhem - Pathé Arnhern IMAX
  • Eindhoven - Pathé Eindhoven IMAX

Italy

  • Afragola - Happy Maxicinema IMAX
  • Milan - Skyline Multiplex IMAX
  • Milan - UCI IMAX Pioletto Milano

Japan

  • Shinagawa - Prince Shinagawa IMAX
  • Yokohama - Yokohama Burg 13 IMAX

Korea

  • Ilsan - CGV Ilsan IMAX
  • Pangyo - CGV Pangyo IMAX
  • Seoul - CGV Sangam IMAX
  • Seoul - CGV Wangsimni IMAX
  • Seoul - CGV Yongsan IMAX

Mexico

  • Mexico City - Cinépolis Perisur IMAX
  • Mexico City - Cinépolis Universidad IMAX

Puerto Rico

  • San Juan - Caribbean Cinemas Montehiedra Town Center IMAX

Russia

  • Krasnodar - Seven Stars IMAX
  • Moscow - Formula Kino Kutuzovsky IMAX
  • Moscow - October Cinema IMAX
  • Moscow - Kinomax Prazhskaya Kolumbus Mall IMAX
  • Vladivostok - Ocean Cinema IMAX

Singapore

  • Singapore - Shaw Theaters Lido IMAX

South Africa

  • Durban - Ster-Kinekor Gateway IMAX
  • Midrand - Ster-Kinekor Mall of Africa IMAX

Sweden

  • Stockholm - Filmstaden Scandinavia IMAX

Taiwan

  • Taipei - Miramar IMAX

Thailand

  • Bangkok - KrungSri IMAX Paragon CinePlex

United Arab Emirates

  • Dubai - VOX Cinemas Mall of Emirates IMAX
  • Dubai - Festival City IMAX
  • Dubai - Grand Megaplex 21 IMAX

United Kingdom

  • London - BFI IMAX London
  • London - Empire Leicester Square IMAX
  • London - Science Museum IMAX
  • Manchester - Odeon Manchester IMAX at The Printworks
  • Sheffield - Cineworld IMAX Sheffield