IMAX Showtimes

Don’t just watch a film. Experience the big picture!

The six-story dome screen wraps you in larger than life images that surround your field of view, front-to-back and top-to-bottom. The 12,000-watt digital surround sound system lets you hear everything from a tiny drop of rain to a huge clap of thunder with crystal clarity. From sight to sound, this 216-seat theater is designed to challenge your natural sensory perception with a uniquely immersive movie experience! 

For advance IMAX tickets:

Tickets purchased in advance will be available at the SCI Box Office the day of show.

Please Note: IMAX ticket purchases are non-refundable.

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IMAX Films

  • Pandas

    From the team that brought you Born to Be Wild and Island of Lemurs: Madagascar...

    Pandas are beloved around the world, and now they are coming to the big screen in the IMAX® original film “Pandas,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family.

    At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild.  This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire.  What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity.

    Captured with IMAX® Cameras, join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature… even as she faces the challenges of the unknown. 

    Friday, April 20 11.15a, 1.15p, 3.15p, 5.15p, 7.15p
    Saturday, April 21 11.15a, 3.15p, 5.15p, 7.15p
    Sunday, April 22 1.15p, 3.15p
    Tuesday, April 24 11.15a, 2.15p, 4.15p
    Wednesday, April 25 10.15a, 1.15p, 3.15p
    Thursday, April 26 12.15p, 3.15p
    Friday, April 27 11.15a, 1.15p, 2.15p, 4.15p, 6.15p, 8.15p
    Saturday, April 28 11.15a, 2.15p, 4.15p, 7.15p
    Sunday, April 29 12.15p, 2.15p, 4.15p
  • Dinosaurs Alive!

    Featured IMAX Film — Ends April 22

    See the earliest creatures of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous in larger-than-life IMAX®. Join renowned paleontologists as they discover new fossils and uncover evidence that dinosaur descendants are still among us. Realistic and scientifically accurate computer generated animation brings dinosaurs back to life… in a big way! Major funding provided by the National Science Foundation. Narrated by Michael Douglas. While you're here, explore Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family, a U.S. premiere traveling exhibit on display through April 22, 2018!


    Connect this film to your science curriculum. View Educator Guide

    Friday, April 20 12.15p, 4.15p, 6.15p, 8.15p
    Saturday, April 21 10.15a, 12.15p, 2.15p, 4.15p, 8.15p
    Sunday, April 22 12.15p, 2.15p
    Tuesday, April 24 10.15a
  • Dream Big: Engineering Our World

    Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first film of its kind for IMAX® and giant screen theatres that will transform how we think about engineering.

    From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.

    Dream Big is a MacGillivray Freeman film produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation.

    EDUCATORS: Dream Big is more than just a film... it's an entire education program! The film transforms students' understanding of the "E" in STEM, and the Educator Guide features 12 lesson plans for Grades K-12 that align with Next Generation Science Standards. View educator trailer.

    Local Sponsor: Alliant Energy in partnership with the Governor's STEM Advisory Council

    Local Partner: WHO-HD Channel 13

    Friday, April 20 2.15p
    Tuesday, April 24 12.15p
    Wednesday, April 25 12.15p
    Thursday, April 26 2.15p
    Friday, April 27 10.15a ,5.15p
    Saturday, April 28 12.15p, 6.15p
  • COMING SOON: Hubble (Opens April 21)

    Through the power of IMAX, Hubble takes moviegoers on a journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA's history. The seventh film from the award-winning IMAX Space Team, Hubble offers an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope's legacy and highlights its profound impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves.

    Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio.

    Saturday, April 21 1.15p, 6.15p
    Sunday, April 22 4.15p
    Tuesday, April 24 1.15p, 3.15p
    Wednesday, April 25 11.15a, 2.15p
    Thursday, April 26 10.15a, 1.15p, 4.15p
    Friday, April 27 12.15p, 3.15p, 7.15p
    Saturday, April 28 10.15a, 1.15p, 3.15p, 5.15p, 8.15p
    Sunday, April 29 1.15p, 3.15p
  • COMING SOON: D-Day: Normandy 1944 (Opens May 19)

    June 6, 1944:  The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. For the first time ever in breathtaking IMAX®, “D-Day: Normandy 1944” provides a new perspective to audiences of all ages of this monumental event that changed the world. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, the film pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom… A duty of memory, a duty of gratitude.

  • COMING SOON: Oceans: Our Blue Planet

    Oceans: Our Blue Planet takes us on a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on earth. New ocean science and technology has allowed us to go further into the unknown than we ever thought possible. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, we reveal the untold stories of the oceans' most astonishing creatures.

    Dolphins leap for joy through the waves, as we begin our journey into the blue. Our first stop is the coral reefs, where we meet fascinating characters like the ingenious tusk fish 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.

    As we journey through our oceans, we share these extraordinary discoveries and uncover a spectacular world of life beneath the waves.