Giant-Screen Theater – Level 1*
Choose a seat and be instantly transported to exotic and interplanetary lands. Images of clarity and extraordinary depth bring the audience on an expedition to the center of the action in this immersive cinematic experience.
A projector's fish eye lens projects onto an 8,000 square-foot screen, creating a 180 degree image that surrounds the audience and extends beyond their peripheral vision. Films cover nature, geography, history and more, and new titles are introduced throughout the year.
*Wheelchair access located via Level 3
Now Showing – General Audience
Premiering February 22:
Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation
Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation is a tale of science, culture, and thrilling adventure. Earth is a planet born of fire. For billions of years, volcanoes have helped create the world we know. From the continents to the air we breathe and even life itself, all have their origins in fire. These processes have created extraordinary ecosystems and wildlife habitats. With over 500 active volcanoes, the Earth is bursting at the seams with these forces of mass construction. The story of volcanoes is the story of the planet’s creation, and the story of us.
With intrepid explorer Carsten Peter, dodge boulders at the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia, descend to a lava lake in Vanuatu and visit the incredible mineral deposit fields in Ethiopia. Travel across the globe to see the archaeological ghost town of Pompeii and witness the devastating effects of the recent Kilauea eruption in Hawaii. Audiences will be on the edge of their seats as they discover molten worlds and exploding craters in this adrenaline-filled, immersive experience that only giant screen films can provide.
Apollo 11: First Steps Edition
Timed to the 50th anniversary of NASA’s celebrated Apollo 11 mission, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the moon. In this special edition created exclusively for IMAX® and giant screen theaters in science centers and museums of Todd Douglas Miller’s critically acclaimed Apollo 11 documentary, the filmmakers reconstruct the exhilarating final moments of preparation, liftoff, landing and return of this historic mission—one of humanity’s greatest achievements and the first to put men on the moon.
With a newly-discovered trove of never-before-seen 70mm footage and audio recordings, APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition joins Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, the Mission Control team and millions of spectators around the world, during those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.
Great Bear Rainforest
Great Bear Rainforest tells the story of one of the rarest animals on Earth—the fabled all-white Spirit Bear. Nestled in an ancient rainforest hidden from the outside world, these remarkable creatures live in the lush temperate climate of Canada’s rugged west coast where they hold almost mythic status among the region’s indigenous people. Shot exclusively for the giant screen and narrated by Ryan Reynolds, Great Bear Rainforest is an epic adventure three years in the making. Embark on a remarkable journey into one of the planet’s most exquisite and secluded wildernesses—a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters, humpback whales, and the annual herring run—and discover the secret world of the Spirit Bear.
Great Bear Rainforest is a Spirit Bear Entertainment film presented by Seaspan in association with Destination British Columbia and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films.
Oceans: Our Blue Planet
Oceans: Our Blue Planet takes audiences on a global odyssey into the largest and least explored habitat on earth. Our first stop is the coral reefs, where we meet fascinating characters like the ingenious tuskfish that uses a tool to open its food. In the great forests of the sea, we find a cunning octopus who shields herself in an armoury of shells to hide from predators. In Antarctica, we explore unparalleled depths and encounter a seafloor rich with marine life. As we journey through our oceans, we share these extraordinary discoveries and uncover a spectacular world of marine wildlife beneath the waves.