IMAX and Giant Screen

Over 70 films originally produced for giant screen “IMAX” theaters – now available for HD TV, Digital Theaters (not all titles available), and other media. Vivid, razor-sharp images. High impact, educational and inspirational entertainment for the entire family.

Film
Release Year
Runtime(s)
Synopsis
Mysteries of the Great Lakes
2008
45

Mysteries of the Great Lakes is a timely film.  All across the Great Lakes basin, there is a renewed interest in the health of the Lakes, and an increased awareness of the importance of this fresh water resource to the social and economic vitality of North America.  Dubbed ‘inland seas’ by early European explorers, the Great Lakes have some of the most spectacular wilderness scenery on earth, and a fifth of all the planet’s fresh water.  Today, 25% of all Canadians and 10% of Americans live on the Great Lakes.  In addition, one in every three Canadians and one in every seven Americans rely on the Great Lakes for their fresh water.

Through several interlocking stories including the story of maritime commerce and the ships that move cargo through the inland waterway, Mysteries of the Great Lakes will take you on a journey through the greatest lake system in the world, and showcase the amazing geography, ecology, science, and history of the region through the most powerful film medium in the world — IMAX.

Ocean Oasis
2000
39

Plunge into the wildly spectacular Sea of Cortes and join beautiful naturalist Iliana Ortega to swim with whales, dolphins, sharks, and giant manta rays. Then venture into the boiling hot desert to see Baja’s drier side, and up snow capped mountains as you explore the peninsula’s wonderful balance of life. Winner of Best Theatrical Program at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. Inspired Mexican President Vicente Fox to declare a new nature preserve.

Ocean Odyssey
2021
40

500 million years ago life left this blue womb and colonized the land, but we are still intricately linked to the ocean. Our climates, coastlines, ecosystems, and economies are tied to the perpetual movement of water between continents. The great ocean currents are the arteries and veins of Planet Earth! This is the story of one particularly fascinating flow – the East Australian Current, a massive oceanic river that stretches the length of Australia’s east coast.

Ocean Wonderland
2003
41, 23, 12

Ocean Wonderland 3D takes you on a stunning visual and sensorial diving adventure beneath the waves to the pulsating heart of the oceans: the coral reefs.  Join your friendly host, Aris the turtle, and enter this magical and beautiful, yet endangered and fragile world from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to the Bahamas.  Discover the vast bio-diversity thriving there and the crucial role played by coral reefs within the marine ecosystem by providing a habitat and food for a wide variety of fish species, and maintaining the well-being of our planet.  Hold your breath and plunge into this unique, larger-than-life diving experience.

Pulse: A STOMP Odyssey
2002
41

Pulse: A STOMP Odyssey is an exploration of the sights and sounds of continents and cultures, guided by the internationally acclaimed performers of the sensational stage show STOMP.

Rescue
2011
45, 24

Rescue plunges audiences into the hard, but inspiring work of saving lives in the face of a natural disaster.  Behind the scenes, the film follows a Canadian naval commander, two pilots, and a volunteer rescue technician as they train for action.  When an earthquake strikes Haiti, creating one of the biggest humanitarian disasters of the century, the audience is swept along, joining with the massive effort that brings military and civilian responders and hardware from around the world.  Rescue is a journey of real-world disaster and emergency response captured (in 3D) with unprecedented scale and impact for the giant screen.

Rocky Mountain Express
2011
47

Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and relates the epic adventure of building the nation’s first transcontinental railway.

Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker
2020
44, 24

Between a jagged cliff face and a roaring ocean, lives a colony of Australian Sea Lions.  In an environment equally as harsh as it is beautiful, be immersed in a classic coming of age tale guided by one of Australia’s most unique, intelligent, and playful animals.  Take an intimate journey inside the colony where a life of great intimacy, tenderness, and clumsiness, must often give way to a life of great sacrifice and bravery.  Dive into the world of a rare Australian Sea Lion pup – and meet the people that are trying to save her species.

Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World
2010
41, 20

Through the power of IMAX® 3D, experience a wondrous adventure from the dinosaur age with Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World.  Join Julie, an imaginative young woman, as she journeys from a modern-day aquarium to the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.  Explore an amazing underwater universe inhabited by larger-than-life creatures — including the powerful Liopleurodon, long-necked Elasmosaurus, and gigantic Shonisaurus — which were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth.  Thanks to state-of-the-art ultra-photorealistic imagery, see science come alive in a unique and entertaining manner.  Immerse yourself in a lost age, 200 million years back in time, and get ready for a face-to-face encounter with the T-Rex of the seas!

Search for the Great Sharks
1992
38

From the coast of California to the remote reaches of South and Western Australia, this film pursues blue sharks, whale sharks, and the notorious great white to allow viewers an up-close experience.

Seasons
1987
33

Seasons features the music of Vivaldi in a celebration of Earth’s changing cycles.  Spring’s awakening, summer’s growth, autumn’s harvest, and winter’s dormancy are beautifully portrayed, along with a look at Earth as a planet, the sun as a star, and the relationship between the two.

Secrets of the Universe
2019
44, 24

We are at the beginning of a period of unprecedented technological advancement, catalyzing a new age of scientific discovery.  Travel with us on this immersive giant screen film, as we explore the most exciting machines ever conceived by man, including the Large Hadron Collider and James Webb Space Telescope.  See how these new experiments allow us to look deeper into our origins, and unveil the mysteries of dark energy, dark matter and extra dimensions.

Sharks
2005
42, 23, 13

Presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau, Sharks 3D is a breathtaking new three-dimensional film experience that offers audiences an astonishing up-close encounter with the Lions and Tigers of the Ocean.  Come face-to-face with a multitude of shark species, including the Great White, Hammerhead, and Whale Shark.  Witness them as they really are: not wicked man-eating creatures, but wild, fascinating and endangered animals that have been in existence a million years before dinosaurs roamed the Earth.  Join the expert team of ocean explorers that brought you Ocean Wonderland 3D on this unique round-the-globe expedition documenting the life of the ultimate predator.

Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box
1999
50

Two boys from war-torn Germany turned their never-ending dreams into reality with never-before-seen footage of the famous duo’s wildlife home and touching insight into how the masters of the impossible came to be.

Slit Scan
1989
1
Solarmax
2000
37

Experience humankind’s struggle to understand the sun and the sun-earth relationship from the earliest times to the present day with visits to amazing locations around the earth, and the most incredible visuals of the sun ever captured, culminating in the violent solar maximum event of the year 2000/2001.

Space Junk
2012
37, 23

After 50 years of launching our dreams into space, we’re left with a troubling legacy: a growing ring of orbiting debris that casts a shadow over the future of space exploration.  Space Junk 3D is a visually explosive, sensory expanding voyage into our now-threatened Final Frontier.  Experience mind-boggling collisions, both natural and manmade.  Soar from the stunning depths of Meteor Crater to an unprecedented view of our increasingly crowded orbits — 22,000 miles above Earth.  Join us as the foremost expert, also known as the “Father of Space Junk,” guides us through the challenges we face in protecting them, forging a new age of space discovery.

Super Speedway
1997
50

The film catapults audiences into the heart of world championship auto racing action at mind-bending speeds in excess of 230 miles per hour.  An inside look through the eyes of real-life racing legends Mario & Michael Andretti.

The Eruption of Mount St. Helens
1980
28

Marvel at the awesome power of nature as The Eruption of Mount St. Helens displays the change evoked by a massive volcanic eruption and the renewal process which follows it.  In this Academy Award nominated film, beautiful photography of the mountain prior to May 18th, 1980, is harshly contrasted with the apocalyptic post-eruption scenery created when the entire side of Mount St. Helens was blown away in billowing clouds of ash.  Soar over and through the unearthly landscape of mud, ash and steaming craters in a ride that shows just what it is like to have an exploding volcano in your backyard.

The Great American West
1995
41

The story of the Settlement of the United States’ western frontier is told using the stories and words (from diaries and letters) of real life people while showing this astonishingly beautiful territory.  The film chronicles the major events that contributed to the settlement of the western frontier beginning with the Louisiana purchase and ending when in 1890 the U.S. Census Bureau declared that there was no more frontier; it had been settled.

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