IMAX and Giant Screen

Film
Release Year
Runtime(s)
Synopsis
The Search for Life in Space
2016
32

Journey from the depths of the Pacific Ocean into the far reaches of space on a quest to find something that changes everything — signs of life, somewhere else in the universe.

With stunning imagery from the world’s most powerful telescopes, this new giant screen film takes audiences from the surface of Mars and the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn, to the extreme lava fields of Hawaii and the thermal vents deep beneath the sea.  In these harsh environments, astrobiologists look for clues to how life takes hold.  As this immersive adventure into the universe reveals the possibility of life on planets like our own, The Search for Life in Space will make you re-examine such fundamental questions as: “Are we alone?”

The Search for Life in Space is a December Media film produced in association with Film Victoria Australia and Swinburne University of Technology.  The film is distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films.

The Trolley
2018
46

The Trolley propels giant screen audiences through the great cities of the globe to tell the story of one of civilization’s most remarkable inventions.  Step aboard the talented electric trolley for a ride across the eras and through thirty-nine cities and sixteen countries …

Perfected in the 19th century workshop of American inventor Frank Sprague, the first functional electric trolley was embraced as a miracle of the electric age—a device that could rid streets of suffocating piles of horse manure and flies and even re-invent civilization.  And it did.

The electric streetcar, tram or trolley was a ride that changed everything.  Across a century-and-a-half, trolleys carried billions of people to work and play and home again.  Gifted with extreme efficiency and an egalitarian outlook, the device helped revitalize and re-build the urban landscape.

Created expressly for giant IMAX® screens The Trolley propels audiences on a kinetic, electrifying and music-charged journey through great cities across the globe, revealing the trolley’s own roller coaster ride: from humble birth to explosive, world-transforming success, to near obliteration in the automobile age, to its technological renaissance in the 21st century.  From the trolley’s kinetic vantage, we witness a century and-a-half of explosive change and discover the hidden magic of the trolley itself.

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.

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.

To the Limit
1989
38

Follow the spectacular feats performed by world class athletes including a rock climber, an Olympic skier, and a prima ballerina from a unique IMAX perspective — and witness what happens when the human body is pushed to the limit.

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!

Tropical Rainforest
1992
39

Explores the evolution, biology, and recent destruction of the rainforest of Australia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, and Malaysia.

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.

Van Gogh: Brush with Genius
2009
39

Van Gogh leads viewers on a journey through the surprisingly short 9-year period of the artist’s career during which he painted more than 900 paintings.  Told from the perspectives of three main characters — Ellen, a museum researcher, Peter, a film director, and Vincent van Gogh himself — Van Gogh follows in the artist’s footsteps, traveling from the Netherlands to Auvers-sur-Oise and passing through Arles, Saint-Rémy, and Paris.  From the dazzling yellow of the artist’s famous cornfields to the deep blue of his famous night sky, audiences will rediscover the source of some of the most important works in art history.

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.

Volcanoes: The Fires Within
2019
52

Volcanoes: The Fires Within will take audiences around the world with National Geographic photographer, Carsten Peter, to get dangerously close to volcanoes. Audiences will learn about how volcanoes have impacted humans for millennia — from continents, to ecosystems, to wildlife habitats.

Wild Australia: The Edge
1997
38

Rappel into a world of exotic creatures, beautiful and treacherous waterfalls, canyons, and underground rivers carved by streams as our modern bushwackers explore a natural wonderland as it was ninety million years ago.

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.

Wolves
1999
40

Wolves tells the remarkable story of one of the world’s most tenacious species and our closest fellow predator.  The film follows these elusive subjects across remote landscapes in an effort to catch glimpses of a way of life known only to a handful of scientists.

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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