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.
  • 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

    Thu, May 26 11:15a, 2:15p, 4;15p
    Fri, May 27 11:15a, 1:15p, 3:15p
    Sat, May 28 11:15a, 1:15p, 3;15p
    Sun, May 29 1:15p, 4:15p
    Mon, May 30 12:15p, 2:15p, 4:15p
    Tue, May 31 10:15a, 1:15p, 4:15p
    Wed, Jun 1 11:15a, 2:15p, 4:15p
    Thu, Jun 2 11:15a, 2:15p, 4:15p
    Fri, Jun 3 11:15a, 3:15p
    Sat, Jun 4 12:15p, 2;15p, 4:15p
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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

    Thu, May 26 12:15p, 1:15p, 3:15p
    Fri, May 27 2:15p, 4:15p
    Sat, May 28 10:15a, 12:15p, 4:15p
    Sun, May 29 12:15p, 3;15p
    Mon, May 30 11:15a, 3:15p
    Tue, May 31 12:15p, 3;15p
    Wed, Jun 1 10:15a, 1:15p, 3;15p
    Thu, Jun 2 10:15a, 12:15p
    Fri, Jun 3 10:15a, 1:15p, 4:15p
    Sat, Jun 4 10:15a, 3:15p
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  • Great White Shark
  • Documentary Film
  • 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. Narrated by Bill Nighy.

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

    Fri, May 27 12:15p
    Tue, May 31 11:15a, 2;15p
    Thu, Jun 2 1:15p
    Fri, Jun 3 12:15p, 2:15p
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  • Born to Be Wild
  • Documentary Film
  • 45 minutes
  • Film Synopsis:

    This heartwarming film narrated by Morgan Freeman documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time.

    There will be a special showtime of Born to Be Wild on Sunday, May 8, for Mother's Day.

  • Local Partner: WHO-HD Channel 13
  • Starting: May 14, 2016
  • Born to Be Wild Showtimes

    Sat, May 28 2:15p
    Sun, May 29 2:15p
    Mon, May 30 10:15a, 1:15p
    Wed, Jun 1 12:15p
    Sat, Jun 4 11:15a, 1:15p
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  • Journey to Space
  • Documentary Film
  • 45 minutes
  • Film Synopsis:

    In the past half century, humans have punched through the stratosphere, walked on the moon and lived continuously in orbit. In the coming decades, our unquenchable curiosity will take our species beyond the cradle of Earth to touch the face of another world. Strap in for the next giant leap. Next stop... Mars! Narrated by Patrick Stewart.

  • Local Partner: WHO-HD Channel 13
  • Starting: February 28, 2015
  • Ending: May 13, 2016
  • Journey to Space
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  • Everest
  • Documentary Film
  • 44 minutes
  • Film Synopsis:

    An international team of climbers ascends Mt. Everest in the spring of 1996. The film depicts their lengthy preparations for the climb, their trek to the summit and their successful return to Base Camp. It also shows many of the challenges the group faced, including avalanches, lack of oxygen, treacherous ice walls and a deadly blizzard.

  • Local Partner: WHO-HD Channel 13
  • Starting: June 5, 2016
  • Everest Showtimes

    Sun, Jun 5 1:15p, 3:15p, 5:15p
    Sun, Jun 12 1:15p, 3:15p, 5:15p
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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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