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
The Last Reef
2012
42, 24, 12

Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish, visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see.

We think of reefs as exotic, distant places with little connection to our everyday world.  Yet there are many kinds of reef, each of them a living city beneath the sea, where plants and animals congregate in mutual benefit.  They have a parallel existence to ours, distant yet undoubtedly connected.

Each of them is a hotspot of biodiversity as vital to life on earth as the rainforests.  Just as the Amazon has its secrets, so too do the reefs.  Reefs have been molding and shaping our shorelines, literally forming islands and mountains, for millions of years.  Yet in our lifetime, they have come under threat: human activity is altering the chemistry of the oceans.  As the sea becomes more acidic, coral, shell and bone begin to crumble.

Shot on location in Palau, Vancouver Island, French Polynesia, Mexico, and The Bahamas, The Last Reef takes us on a global journey to explore our connection with the ocean’s complex, parallel worlds.  New underwater 3D technology takes us into the heart of the reef, revealing a habitat more diverse and more colorful than you ever imagined …

What would it mean to us if one of these vibrant wonderlands were to become the last reef?

The Light Before Christmas
2008
32

After losing their way on a cold, blustery Christmas eve, two children, Katie and Makean are rescued by their friend, The Candleman, an old sage who imparts wisdom, hot chocolate and stories.

The Ultimate Wave Tahiti
2010
45, 24, 14

Featuring eleven-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater, The Ultimate Wave Tahiti follows a quest to find the perfect wave-riding experience.  The film’s action focuses on Tahiti and the volcanic islands of French Polynesia, home to some of the world’s most challenging surfing and to astounding coral reef ecosystems at the turbulent interface between island and ocean.  The islands are also a homeland of traditional Polynesian seafaring culture and the art of surfing.

With their host, Tahitian surfer Raimana Van Bastolear, Kelly Slater and a group of friends seek out the best waves breaking on the reef at Tahiti’s famed surf site Teahupoo.  Kelly and Raimana share a passion for the waves, but different ideas about what surfing means to them: is it a modern competitive sport or an ancient Polynesian wave-riding art?  As the surf quest unfolds, the film explores the hidden forces at work shaping the waves and the islands that lie in their path.  The great waves arrive and surfing play becomes surfing survival as the riders tackle some of the biggest, heaviest surf on the planet.

Tiny Giants
2014
40, 20

Come on an extraordinary adventure into magical worlds beneath our feet that most of us never see – one where life is lived at an extraordinary intensive pace, where everything we know seems turned on its head.  Experience the hidden kingdoms of the Enchanted Forest and the unforgiving desert of the Wild West.

From BBC Earth, this is the story of a day in the life of two little heroes: a scorpion mouse and a chipmunk.  For each of them this will be a day they never forget.  It’s a story of drama, danger and courage, of insight and revelation, a journey to discover and understand a new and fascinating natural history.

Using the incredibly immersive power of specialist 3D cameras, audiences will be transported in a very intimate way into another world.  Visual effects will enhance the audience’s perception of scale as multi-layered backgrounds exaggerate the sense of miniaturization.  Viewers will never see our planet the same way again.

Titans of the Ice Age
2013
38, 24

Titans of the Ice Age transports viewers to the beautiful and otherwordly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe, and Asia ten thousand years before modern civilization.  Peer through the giant 3D canvas to an ancient world of ice, the dawn of our species, a time when humans shared the tundra with majestic woolly beasts.

Tornado Alley
2011
43, 23

Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes on this heart-pounding science adventure.  Armed with a 70mm camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, the stars of Tornado Alley take audiences on a thrilling quest to experience a tornado’s destructive power at point blank range. Experience the adrenaline and the science of nature’s most dramatic phenomena!

Ultimate G’s: Zac’s Flying Dream
2000
37

A boy who dreams of flying grows up to make those dreams real, and tries to impress his childhood sweetheart by competing with a rival in an breathtaking aerial dogfight shot in the Grand Canyon.  Pilots from the Air Combat Canada airshow team, and the world aerobatic champion enabled the filming of amazing aerial sequences.

Vikings: Journey to New Worlds
2004
47

They came from the North and soon the legend would say that they didn’t know fear.  For hundreds of years, they were another name for “terror.”  They were warriors, slavers, traders, explorers but also farmers, settlers, poets, loyal family members, and skilled craftsmen.  Vikings tells their story.

Volcanoes of the Deep Sea
2003
45

Plunge into the ocean 12,000 feet deep for an unprecedented experience of this vast and little-explored dimension of our planet.  The film follows a team of scientists as they dive to research mysterious hydrothermal vents on the mid-ocean ridge.

Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet
2013
45, 22

On a thrilling ride, we spin back in time to an extraordinary prehistoric world: Alaska 70 million years ago in the Cretaceous period: the last great flourish of the dinosaur era.  Through the most ambitious CGI, we experience that world and meet an incredible variety of dinosaurs, most of whom have never been seen on the big screen before.  They’re fighting, feeding, migrating, playing, hunting, just like scenes from a real wildlife film, but shot 70 million years ago.  Science can take us so far but the evidence is incomplete.  So how much do we know and how can we build on that with deduction and imagination to create a truly believable and life-like prehistoric world?  In an elegant graphic world, we explore the complete picture of the dinosaurs’ world, but visually from the bones up, through answers to a series of ever more fascinating questions.  The things you really want to know about dinosaurs.

Wild Africa
2015
40, 22

Come with us on a spectacular 3D ride across, over, and through the magical realms of the most dramatic continent on earth: Africa.

Our guide through this enchanted kingdom is the sorcerer itself – water.  Water crafts wild Africa, conjuring up life wherever it journeys … traveling above the plains on seasonal winds, cascading along raging rivers or sheltering coral cities.  Audiences will be plunged into fantastic places and meet amazing creatures.

On the journey through the magical realms of Africa, we’ll discover the fascinating secrets of this enchanted kingdom.  How spectacular thermal geysers help turn thousands of flamingos pink, and create the perfect conditions for them to breed; why the heat beating down on waterless dunes in the Namib Desert forces a lizard to dance; and why it snows on the equator.

It’s an adventure where you will truly believe the real world is more extraordinary and awe-inspiring than any fiction.

Wild Ocean
2008
40, 20

Plunge into an underwater feeding frenzy, an epic struggle for survival where whales, sharks, dolphins, seals, gannets, and billions of fish collide with mankind during one of nature’s greatest migration spectacles.  Filmed off the Wild Coast of South Africa and set to the rhythm of the local people, Wild Ocean reveals the economic and cultural impact of the ocean while celebrating the communal efforts to protect our invaluable marine resources.

Wonders of the Arctic
2014
42, 24

Our ongoing quest to explore and come to terms with the Arctic is presented in the context of the crucial role that ice plays in the north.  Ice is to the Arctic as trees are to the rainforest.  It is the underpinning of the ecosystem, the foundation upon which the animals and plants of the north depend.  We meet an ice scientist who lives and works with the Inuit, blending their traditional knowledge with modern scientific methods.  We travel to the town of Churchill, Manitoba, polar bear capital of the world, where the people have turned a feared predator into a revered asset.  We join an expedition of beluga biologists who are monitoring the migration patters of these ice dependent whales.  Underlying all these stories are the changes that are quickly overtaking the people and animals who have adapted over thousands of years to this land of ice and snow.

Yellowstone
1994
32

Yellowstone showcases the spectacular beauty, dramatic geothermal activity, and wildlife unique to this region.  From the quintessential sunrise over the Grand Tetons, a river-running trip with the Hunt Party, to the brink of the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and even down inside Old Faithful, this film captures moments and experiences that one does not encounter on a cursory visit to the park.

Zion Canyon: Treasure of the Gods
1996
37

Zion Canyon: Treasure of the Gods makes it possible for viewers to explore the hidden recesses and dizzying heights of the canyon in breathtaking detail.  The immense panoramas filling the screen make viewers part of the journey to discover the real Zion Canyon and its treasures, as well as the treasures of other beautiful canyons of the Southwest.

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