IMAX and Giant Screen

Film
Release Year
Runtime(s)
Synopsis
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.

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.

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.

Sedona: The Spirit of Wonder
1998
34

Viewers will travel back eons in time as the earth transformed into this fascinating region. See how the diverse cultures helped shape it and discover the historical magic of Sedona through vast, brilliant images.

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.

Skydance
2002
42

Follow Laura, a young journalist, and Alec, an ex-fighter pilot, as they journey the final leg of a prestigious aerial race across France.  Go on a dizzying journey across France — over Normandy, Brittany, the river Loire, Dordogne, Burgundy, Provence — and it all begins and ends in Paris.

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.

Speed
1984
33

From the dawn of time to the farthest reaches of the conceivable future, get close to people who live and breathe speed.  We are introduced to daredevils, racers, test pilots, and astronauts in pursuit of ever-faster velocities.

Stormchasers
1996
39

Takes audiences on a journey around the planet to experience the most extreme storms — monsoons, hurricanes and tornadoes — and to witness the dramatic efforts of scientists in pursuit of understanding and predicting these weather events.

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 Discoverers
1993
40

From the earliest voyages that mapped the Earth to today’s launches into space, The Discoverers reverberates with the passion to explore our universe.  Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Dr. Daniel J. Boorstin, The Discoverers examines our desire to expand the boundaries of knowledge.  The stories presented in this film span space and time, taking us around the world to participate in the act of discovery.  Stand alongside Sir Isaac Newton in his British lab; then travel to the present to observe Dr. Louis Herman working with his very cerebral dolphins in Hawaii.

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 First Emperor of China
1989
42

The film tells the story of Ying Zheng, ruler of Qin, who conquered neighboring states and declared himself “Qin Shihuang,” First Emperor of China.  Qin’s battles, achievements, and tyranny are recounted with a cast of thousands in epic style, with historically accurate costumes and meticulous attention to detail.

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.

The Greatest Places
1998
40

The Greatest Places is a large-format film that takes you on an educational journey to seven of the most geographically dynamic locations on Earth, including Greenland, Madagascar, Namib, Okavango, Tibet, Iguazu, and the Amazon.

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.

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