• Extreme Weather 3D

    Opening March 25!

    Weather has always been one of the most dynamic and complex forces shaping our planet, but now it's intensifying in varied and complex ways. Extreme Weather takes us to the frontlines where few have gone.

    Among the melting tidewater glaciers of Alaska, National Geographic Emerging Explorer Dr. Erin Pettit leads a young team of researchers into the splash zone at the face of Dawes Glacier aboard a boat custom-designed to get as close as possible to the calving ice. Using a variety of instruments, her team works to measure the rate of melting to help build a more accurate model of global ocean level rise.

    In the Great Plains of the United States, Oklahoma native Justin Walker tries to place pods of sensors inside tornados as part of an effort to determine if tornado outbreaks are growing more extreme. Working with driver Herb Stein, he races across the farm roads of the Heartland to get his instruments in direct contact with one of the most destructive forces on the planet.

    A prolonged draught in California has caused the death of huge swaths of forest, creating a dangerous surge in the intensity of wildfires. Firefighters battle through smoke so thick it looks like night and so shockingly close to the heat that out-of-control flames lick at the lens. These growing infernos are themselves speeding the rate of polar ice melt, influenced by and also an influence on our increasingly extreme weather.

    Follow these researchers and everyday heroes as they uncover surprising connections to help us understand and adapt to our ever-changing weather.  


  • Imagine: John Lennon - 3 Events only!

    Imagine: John Lennon, with its wealth of stock Lennon footage and self-narration, proved to be a well-received film. Bridging his two musical phases together as a member of the Beatles and as a solo artist, Imagine: John Lennon is a career-spanning collection of Lennon's many musical highlights. 

    In addition, there are a couple of heretofore unreleased recordings: an acoustic demo of "Real Love" taped in 1979 (an alternate recording of which would be finished by the Beatles for 1996's 
    Anthology and a rehearsal take of "Imagine" in mid-1971 before the final take was captured.

    Showing in just 3 exclusive events only, an Evening with John Lennon includes Imagine on the GIANT Screen as well as the opportunity to experience The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Exhibtion.

    General Public:
    $15 for movie, light food, & 1 drink ticket
    $25 for movie, light food, 1 drink ticket, & exhibition ticket

    $15 for movie, light food, & 1 drink ticket
    $20 for movie, light food, 1 drink ticket, & exhibition ticket

    Doors will open at 5:00p.m. for those who purchase exhibition ticket. Imagine will play at 7:00p.m.

    Please note, Imagine is a Rated R film.  





  • A Hard Day's Night

    The year is 1964 and four young lads from Liverpool are about to change the world - if only the madcap world will let them out of their hotel room. Richard Lester's boldly contemporary rock n' roll comedy unleashes the fledgling Beatles into a maelstrom of screaming fans, paranoid producers, rabid press and troublesome family members, and reveals the secret of their survival and success: an insatiable lust for mischief and a life-affirming addiction to joy.

    See this film for just $5 with purchase of The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Exhibition ticket!

  • Dream Big: Engineering our World 3D

    Now playing on the giant screen!

    Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first film of its kind for 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. 

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