Full Dome

Film titles available for full dome theaters and planetariums.

Film
Release Year
Runtime(s)
Synopsis
8 Scoops of the Milky Way
2013
20

In the side arm of spiral galaxy Milky Way we share a small home with a fascinating neighborhood of 8 wondrous Planets and a powerful Sun.  These Planets are so different from each other that they hardly can be called from one family, yet they create a perfect harmony.  From the burning Sun, lava-ish surface of Venus to the huge stormy belts of Jupiter or the unimaginably beautiful eclipse of Saturn, 8 Scoops of Milky Way is full of never seen footages meant for dome theaters that make you feel the uniqueness and beauty of our Solar system.

Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk
2002
38

A journey into the multidimensional world of risk from the soaring and breathtaking cliffs of Norway to the calm and inspiring immensity of the Mojave Desert.  Starring world champion skydiver Adrian Nicholas.

Africa: The Serengeti
1994
39

Africa: The Serengeti introduces the audience to a spectacle that few humans have ever witnessed, the Great Migration, taking viewers on a journey with over 1.5 million animals as they travel more than 500 miles across the Serengeti plains in Tanzania and Kenya.  This film is a tribute to the wildebeest as they set out on their yearlong odyssey; it is also a documentary featuring a fascinating array of animals including zebras, giraffes, elephants, monkeys, baboons, and even hyenas, jackals, and vultures, with an abundance of animal trivia.

Air Racers
2012
40, 21

Fly into Nevada’s “Valley of Speed” for a breathtaking exploration of the fastest race in the world combined with spectacular air show entertainment: the legendary Reno National Championship Air Races.  Join today’s elite pilots as they fight for position, wingtip-to-wingtip, and skim 50 feet (15 m) above the ground around an oval course at twice the speed of a Nascar race.  Discover this ultra-competitive world through the eyes of rookie pilot Steve Hinton as he attempts to fly his P-51 Mustang fighter plane to victory in the most highly-anticipated and unpredictable race class.  Learn about the history and science behind the sport, whose concept dates back to the dawn of aviation, and see top-notch aerobatic performers, including the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.  With spectacular aerial photography filmed entirely in 3D and unprecedented access granted to the course, Air Racers 3D, narrated by Paul Walker of “The Fast and the Furious” series, puts you in the cockpit to experience the intensity and high-speed thrills of a sports event like no other for the very first time in IMAX 3D theatres. 

Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas
2016
40, 26

The mission to protect and defend the world’s oceans has become far more complex and challenging in recent years, and naval aviation has become increasingly vital to success.  One of the greatest engineering feats in naval maritime history, the modern Nimitz-class carrier is a masterpiece of technology, and the flagship of the fleet.  With RIMPAC, the world’s largest and most comprehensive international maritime training exercise providing a stunning visual context for the story, find yourself aboard the USS Ronald Reagan alongside the 5,000 highly skilled sea and air personnel conducting flight operations in the midst of the simulated war exercises taking place there.  Rarely has there been a topic so visually suited and compelling for IMAX® and other giant screen theaters.

Alaska: Spirit of the Wild
1997
39

Alaska: Spirit of the Wild is the ultimate story of survival, where life triumphs season after season against fierce conditions and challenges.

“It is a place little contaminated by the present, where we can rediscover a vitality and beauty vanishing from our lives.  Whether or not we will ever reach Alaska, we all want to know such a place still exists.”  This is narrator Charlton Heston’s poignant summation of the film Alaska: Spirit of the Wild.

Transporting viewers on a voyage into the last great frontier where nature enchants the eye with magnificent spectacles, this film takes audiences fishing with brown bears, soaring with bald eagles, dodging calving glaciers, and racing on the hooves of caribou — all from the comfort of their theater seats.  Director George Casey masterfully relates the genesis of Alaska and then explores its rich history, surprising wildlife, magnificent landscapes, harsh climate, and abiding spirit.

Alexandria: The Cradle of Astronomy
2015
22

Alexandria: the Cradle of Astronomy, the first BA Planetarium Show Production, introduces us to the eminent scientists of the Ancient Library of Alexandria, who laid the foundations of Astronomy; the likes of Aristarchus of Samos, Eratosthenes, Apollonius, Hipparchus, Claudius Ptolemy, Theun the Alexandrian, and his daughter Hypatia, whose cruel death marked the end of a glorious era … An era that is now being resurrected at the New Library of Alexandria …

Alma
2014
29

This program is about ALMA.  ALMA stands for Atacama Large Millimeter/ Submillimeter Array. It’s a state-of-the-art telescope based on the latest design and manufacturing technologies with the aims of exploring unknown regions of the universe.  It started it full-scale operation in 2013.

Amazing Journeys
1999
39

Witness some of nature’s most incredible spectacles as millions of creatures embark on Amazing Journeys of survival.  Film director George Casey introduces audiences to six of nature’s truly unique phenomena.  From the distant reaches of a hidden Mexican village to the sunny, warm surf off the Baja coast, fly on the delicate wings of a butterfly and dive into the depths of the oceans with a colossal whale to experience awe-inspiring life and death migrations.  Along with the immense distances they travel, these species face many obstacles—obstacles that may change their migratory patterns forever.  Go along on a most unbelievable road trip as nature struggles to the very ends of the earth.

Amigos: Inside the Human Body
2013
29

Amigos is an incredible journey to the inside of the human body, where the audience will not only learn what the different parts of the body are and where they are situated, but also how to look after it and keep it healthy through hygiene tips, a good diet and a healthy life style in general.

Animalopolis
2008
33, 24

Singing lions, bears that waltz, sea lions turning somersaults.  Otters pray, flamingos squawk, a calf who’d rather dance than walk.  Children will want to watch it again and again.  Animalopolis — a giant-screen matinee film for a truly brand new audience.  You’ll like it, too.

With twelve hilarious segments, each featuring a different animal, Animalopolis will stimulate children’s imaginations and curiosity about the creatures they’re seeing.

Antarctica
1992
38

Antarctica is a unique 40 minute motion picture that portrays the history, science, delicate ecology and awesome beauty of Antarctica – the world’s southernmost continent.  For the first time in history the mysterious icy expanse of the highest, driest, and coldest continent has been captured in the giant screen format.  The film takes viewers to the home of penguins, seals, and the other exotic life forms and also focuses on the activities conducted at many scientific research stations established by countries from around the world.

Astralis
2014
14

The show is about the life cycle of Stars.  From the birth of star in a stellar nursery to its journey towards a black hole or supernova, Astralis explains these phenomena in a very easy narrative.  With the eye catchy visuals and lovely music, the show works for all age groups including school audience.

Astronaut
2006
23

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavour that humankind has ever undertaken.  What does it take to be part of this incredible journey?  What does it take to become an astronaut?

Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut.  Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to manoeuvring through microscopic regions of the human body.

Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad,’ our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.

Astronomy: 3000 Years of Stargazing
2009
34

The sky, and everything that happens in it, has always piqued our curiosity.  Eclipses, the regular cycle of the seasons, and the motion of the stars have fascinated us since our earliest ancestors looked up to the sky.

In the learned company of a cartoon Einstein, this show takes audiences on a tour of the major astronomical milestones of the last 3,000 years — from the cosmological models of antiquity, through the Ptolemaic system of epicycles, to the contributions of Copernicus, Newton, Hubble and many others.  We explore the discoveries made possible by the use of technology — from the first telescope used by Galileo — to modern ones in use on Earth and in space.  All have revealed the beauty of the cosmos.

Come along for an exploration of nebulae, pulsars, and black holes and 3,000 years of astronomy exploration!

Aurora: Lights of Wonder
2016
29

The Aurora is the greatest wonder a human can experience in nature.

Now, you can experience the actual aurora with the world’s first 4K x 4K real-time VR video.

Animations and CG were used to depict auroral myths and science behind the aurora.

Aurorae
2015
33

In March 2015, a team from the Montreal Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium travelled to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories to spend many frigid nights filming no fewer than 179,000 images of the northern lights in 360°.  The crew had the perfect conditions to observe these shimmering waves of light beneath a clear sky far from sources of light pollution.  In these northern regions, aurorae borealis are visible 240 nights a year on average.

Australia’s Great Wild North
2018
41, 37, 25

Far Northern Australia is a land of extremes.  Huge bushfires ravage the ancient landscape in the dry season and the world’s biggest thunderstorms bring torrential rain and flooding in the wet season.  These almost Jurassic conditions have created some of the richest wetlands on Earth.

The coast, rivers, and waterholes are haunted by sharks.  The plains are guarded by territorial buffalo and venomous snakes but the apex predator here is a living dinosaur the salt water crocodile.  They have been on the planet in almost identical form for 200 million years – even surviving the meteor strike that wiped out the rest of the dinosaurs.

Crocodiles are the ultimate predators.  They attack with stealth, are extremely aggressive and can grow up to 7 meters in length.  Up here, they have even been known to attack and pull fisherman out of boats.

This film will carry the viewers across the whole Top End of Australia, from the wild Kimberly coast through mysterious and rarely seen Arnhem Land and then deep into the world’s oldest rainforest in Cape York.

Come with us on an epic journey through some of the wildest landscapes on Earth as we take you deep into crocodile’s world.  Australia’s Great Wild North will be shot in magnificent 8K for IMAX and other Giant Screen theaters.  Specialized underwater camera rigs have been designed to get the audience closer than ever before to the most powerful jaws on Earth.

Back to the Moon for Good
2013
25

The show opens with the first era of space exploration in the late 1960s and early 1970s.  We see what that era of landers and orbiters taught us about our nearest neighbor including the discovery of the Moon’s origin, composition, structure, and the accessibility of raw materials on its surface.

Bears
2001
39

Most will never experience the exhilaration of seeing a half-ton-grizzly bear in the wild — but now people of all ages are daring to get closer than ever before to some of the largest predators on the planet.

From the safety of giant-screen theaters worldwide, of course. 

From black bears in Montana to polar bears in the arctic, the National Wildlife Federation’s fourth giant-screen film, Bears, features a fresh view of these powerful, majestic and often misunderstood animals in the full glory of their natural habitat, and highlights the universal threats to bear populations.