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 14, 2016.Children (ages 2-13) must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Dream Big: Engineering Our World
  • Documentary Film
  • 42 minutes
  • Film Synopsis:

    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' undersatnding 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
  • Starting: February 19, 2017
  • Dream Big: Engineering Our World Showtimes

    Sun, Mar 26 12:15p, 2:15p
    Tue, Mar 28 11:15a, 4:15p
    Wed, Mar 29 11:15a, 2:15p, 4:15p
    Thu, Mar 30 11:15a, 1:15p
    Fri, Mar 31 11:15a, 3:15p, 5;15p
    Sat, Apr 1 10:15a, 1:15p, 8:15p
    Sun, Apr 2 12:15p, 3:15p
  • Dream Big: Engineering Our World
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  • National Parks Adventure
  • Documentary Film
  • 40 minutes
  • Film Synopsis:

    The U.S. National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016. National Parks Adventure celebrates this significant milestone by bringing the magnificence of these landscapes to the giant screen, showcasing the beauty and grandeur of the national parks—where some of America’s most incredibly diverse landscapes remain untouched as they were millions of years ago. Join Rachel, a painter; Conrad, climber extraordinaire and park ambassador; and Max, the adventure photographer, as they hike, bike and raft across America’s most pristine parks, discovering that America’s wilds still hold some of the greatest adventures, and beauty, known to man.

  • Local Partner: WHO-HD 13
  • Starting: February 12, 2016
  • National Parks Adventure Showtimes

    Sun, Mar 26 1:15p, 4:15p
    Wed, Mar 29 12:15p, 3:15p
    Thu, Mar 30 12:15p
    Fri, Mar 31 12:15p, 2:15p, 4:15p, 7:15p
    Sat, Apr 1 11:15a, 2:15p, 4:15p, 7:15p
    Sun, Apr 2 1:15p, 4:15p
  • National Parks Adventure
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  • Extreme Weather
  • Documentary Film
  • 45 minutes
  • Film Synopsis:

    Weather is one of the most dynamic forces shaping our planet, but now it's more extreme and complex than ever. Extreme Weather takes us to the frontlines where few have gone. Travel to the edge of 300-foot tall glaciers collapsing, to the front lines of massive wildfires, directly in the path of deadly, yet mesmerizing tornadoes. Follow researchers and everyday heroes as they uncover surprising connections to help us understand and adapt to our ever-changing weather.  

  • Local Partner: WHO-HD Channel 13
  • Starting: October 15, 2016
  • Extreme Weather Showtimes

    Sun, Mar 26 3:15p
    Tue, Mar 28 12:15p, 1:15p, 3;15p
    Wed, Mar 29 10:15a, 1:15p
    Thu, Mar 30 2:15p, 4:15p
    Fri, Mar 31 10:15a, 1:15p, 5:15p
    Sat, Apr 1 12:15p, 3:15p, 5:15p
    Sun, Apr 2 2:15p
  • Extreme Weather
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  • A Beautiful Planet
  • Documentary Film
  • 45 minutes
  • Film Synopsis:

    A Beautiful Planet is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with NASA, the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet — and the effects humanity has had on it over time — captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

    From IMAX Entertainment and Toni Myers — the acclaimed filmmaker behind celebrated IMAX® documentaries Blue Planet, Hubble and Space Station A Beautiful Planet presents an awe-inspiring glimpse of Earth and a hopeful look into the future of humanity.

  • Local Partner: WHO-HD Channel 13
  • Starting: April 29, 2016
  • A Beautiful Planet Showtimes

    Tue, Mar 28 10:15a, 2:15p
    Thu, Mar 30 10:15a, 3:15p
    Fri, Mar 31 8:15p
    Sat, Apr 1 6:15p
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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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