IMAX® Films and Showtimes

Experience the big picture in SCI's Blank IMAX Dome Theater! Check out films showing now or coming soon, or read more about the theater.

  • Showtimes are posted 2 - 4 weeks in advance, but only showtimes for the next 10 days appear below. For showtimes more than 10 days in advance visit our Buy Tickets page!
  • All times are subject to change and ticket availability may not be reflected below. Purchase advance tickets for guaranteed seating.
  • For safety reasons, late seating is limited so arrive early and grab a snack from SCI’s Food Chain Cafe!
  • Experience the big picture with your group! Give your guests the ultimate movie experience with an IMAX Theater Buyout! Contact us for more information.
  • Wednesday After Class - Half price documentary IMAX tickets for the 1:15, 2:15, 3:15 and 4:15 pm showtimes. Offered during the school year only. Begins September 10, 2014.Children (ages 2-13) must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Interstellar: The IMAX Experience in 70mm Film
  • Hollywood Film Rated PG-13
  • 169 minutes
  • Film Synopsis:

    In Christopher Nolan's latest film, a group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

    The sci-fi film starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway is based on the theories of physicist Kip Thorne.

    Interstellar: The IMAX Experience will play at SCI in the Blank IMAX Dome Theater in 70mm IMAX film format. This format combines the brightest, clearest images at almost 10 times the resolution of standard theater projection formats with powerful, laser-aligned digital sound to create the world's most immersive movie experience.

    See it as the director intended... on IMAX film!

  • Local Partner: WHO-HD Channel 13
  • Starting: November 5, 2014
  • Ending: January 4, 2015
  • Interstellar: The IMAX Experience in 70mm Film Showtimes

    Fri Dec, 19 4:25p, 7:35p
    Sat Dec, 20 1:15p, 4:25p, 7:35p
    Sun Dec, 21 3:15p, 6:30p
    Mon Dec, 22 2:15p, 7:35p
    Tue Dec, 23 2:15p, 7:35p
    Wed Dec, 24 10:15a
    Thu Dec, 25 SCI Closed for Christmas
    Fri Dec, 26 11:15a, 4:25p, 7:35p
    Sat Dec, 27 11:15a, 4:25p, 7:35p
    Sun Dec, 28 2:15p, 5:25p
  • Interstellar: The IMAX Experience in 70mm Film
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  • The Polar Express: The IMAX Experience
  • Hollywood Film Rated G
  • 100 minutes
  • Film Synopsis:

    On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that's headed to the North Pole. During this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

    TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

    It's a holiday IMAX tradition! Limited showtimes. Call 515-274-6868 ext. 222 for details.

  • Local Sponsor: Nationwide
  • Local Partner: WHO-HD Channel 13
  • Starting: November 29, 2014
  • Ending: December 31, 2015
  • The Polar Express: The IMAX Experience Showtimes

    Fri Dec, 19 2:15p
    Sat Dec, 20 10:00a
    Sun Dec, 21 12:00p
    Mon Dec, 22 5:30p
    Tue Dec, 23 5:30p
    Wed Dec, 24 2:00p
    Thu Dec, 25 SCI Closed for Christmas
    Fri Dec, 26 2:15p
    Sat Dec, 27 2:15p
    Sun Dec, 28 11:15a
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  • Flying Monsters
  • Documentary Film Rated G
  • 40 minutes
  • Film Synopsis:

    For thousands of years, humans have believed that there were once flying monsters. But did they really exist beyond our nightmares?

    Flying Monsters is an adventure film from award-winning Atlantic Productions, in association with Sky 3D, and distributed by National Geographic Entertainment. The film uses CGI technology to immerse audiences in a prehistoric world inhabited by pterosaurs, flying vertebrates with a wingspan of up to 45 feet that lived alongside dinosaurs. Flying Monsters was produced by filmmaker Anthony Geffen and narrated by veteran filmmaker and renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

  • Local Partner: WHO-HD Channel 13
  • Starting: October 10, 2014
  • Ending: April 12, 2015
  • Flying Monsters Showtimes

    Fri Dec, 19 10:15a, 12:15p
    Sun Dec, 21 2:15p
    Mon Dec, 22 10:15a, 12:15p
    Tue Dec, 23 11:15a, 1:15p
    Wed Dec, 24 1:15p
    Thu Dec, 25 SCI Closed for Christmas
    Fri Dec, 26 10:15a
    Sat Dec, 27 10:15a
    Sun Dec, 28 1:15p
    Mon Dec, 29 10:15a, 12:15p
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  • Great White Shark
  • Documentary Film Rated G
  • 40 minutes
  • Film Synopsis:

    Get closer to the iconic predator we love to fear – the Great White Shark. You’ll feel as though you’re inside a shark cage and witnessing Great Whites leaping out of the water. Shot on location in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California, this film shows you the truth behind the mythic creature forever stigmatized by its portrayal in the world’s first blockbuster movie, “Jaws.” 

    You’ll be amazed by researchers who tag Great Whites by simply holding their breath and free diving alongside massive sharks.

  • Local Partner: WHO-HD Channel 13
  • Starting: July 11, 2014
  • Great White Shark Showtimes

    Fri Dec, 19 1:15p
    Mon Dec, 22 11:15a
    Tue Dec, 23 9:15a
    Thu Dec, 25 SCI Closed for Christmas
    Mon Dec, 29 11:15a
    Tue Dec, 30 10:15a, 2:15p
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  • Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
  • Documentary Film Rated G
  • 45 minutes
  • Film Synopsis:

    Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) narrates the IMAX® documentary “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. The film reunites Freeman with Drew Fellman, who also wrote and produced the 2011 IMAX documentary “Born to Be Wild,” and director David Douglas, who served as director of photography on that film.

    Captured with IMAX® cameras, “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered.

    Join trailblazing scientist Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.

  • Local Partner: WHO-HD Channel 13
  • Starting: April 4, 2014
  • Island of Lemurs: Madagascar Showtimes

    Fri Dec, 19 11:15a
    Sat Dec, 20 12:15p
    Mon Dec, 22 9:15a, 1:15p
    Tue Dec, 23 10:15a, 12:15p
    Wed Dec, 24 9:15a
    Thu Dec, 25 SCI Closed for Christmas
    Fri Dec, 26 9:15a
    Sat Dec, 27 9:15a
    Mon Dec, 29 9:15a, 1:15p
    Tue Dec, 30 9:15a, 12:15p
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Ticket Information

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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