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DETECTIVE DEE: THE FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS 3D | IMAX Melbourne

DETECTIVE DEE: THE FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS 3D

Opens: 26th July
Rated: MA
Strong violence
Runtime: 132 minutes
No free tickets until 30 Jul 2018

DETECTIVE DEE: THE FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

SPECIAL EVENT CHINESE MANDARIN LANGUAGE PRESENTATION*

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Dee, the detective serving Chinese empress Wu Zetian, is called upon to investigate a series of strange events in Loyang, including the appearance of mysterious warriors wearing Chiyou ghost masks, foxes that speak human language and the pillar sculptures in the palace coming alive.

In 2010, the first Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame brought a new age to Chinese martial art and costume films. It was selected for the Official Competition Selection in the 67th Venice International Film Festival, received over 20 major award nominations and won Best Director and Best Actress in the 30th Hong Kong Film Awards.

The first two Detective Dee movies both made it into the top five box-office movies for their respective years. The series has a box office of over $200 million USD worldwide and is one of the most successful franchises in the Chinese film industry.

After 5 years preparation, the new Detective Dee film has finally returned bringing spectacle never experienced before!

*English subtitles

Turtle Odyssey 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Turtle Odyssey 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Turtle Odyssey 3D

Opens: 3rd January
Rated: CTC
Exempt from Classification*
Runtime: 45 minutes

TURTLE ODYSSEY 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

EXCLUSIVELY IN IMAX! Narrated by RUSSELL CROWE!

Sea Turtles are some of Earth’s most ancient and majestic creatures. For over 100 million years, they have traversed the seas, surviving multiple mass extinctions and playing critical roles in maintaining healthy, marine food webs. Not only do these friendly animals captivate us as they peacefully glide through the ocean, but their personal journeys of survival are equally fascinating.

These remarkable reptiles will traverse thousands of kilometers of open ocean for as long as 50 years and then, from half a world away, migrate, with mysterious precision, back to the very beach where they were born to lay eggs that are the foundation of the next generation.

With the turtles guiding us, our crews voyaged the same thousands of kilometers to capture the wonders of their habitats. Encountering many kinds of strange and compelling creatures from enormous breaching whales to the coral wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef all have been filmed in stunning 3D - so that playful sea lions, tiny sea horses and vibrant clown fish will float right out into the theater.

Sea turtles remind us just how interconnected we all are in this amazing world and audiences will be moved to cherish them even more.

*The content of this film has been assessed as meeting the Exempt from Classification criteria as defined by the Australian Classification office

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY - THE IMAX EXPERIENCE | IMAX Melbourne
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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY - THE IMAX EXPERIENCE | IMAX Melbourne

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY - THE IMAX EXPERIENCE

Opens: 23rd August
Runtime: 161 minutes

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this ground-breaking classic, 2001: A Space Odyssey has been digitally remastered in the IMAX format for the first time. This strictly limited IMAX special event presentation is not to be missed on the world's largest screen.

In Stanley Kubrick's seminal Academy Award winning sci-Fi drama (an adaptation of a short story The Sentinel by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke), an imposing black monolith structure provides a connection between the past and the future.  

When Dr. David Bowman (Keir Dullea) and Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) are sent on a mysterious mission to Jupiter to investigate the destination and purpose of a signal emanating from the monolith2001: A, their ship's computer system, HAL (voiced by Douglas Rain), begins to display increasingly strange behaviour, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.

The IMAX release of 2001: A Space Odyssey will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

DARK KNIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE: 1570 FILM PRESENTATION | IMAX Melbourne
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DARK KNIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE: 1570 FILM PRESENTATION | IMAX Melbourne

DARK KNIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE: 1570 FILM PRESENTATION

DARK KNIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE: 1570 FILM PRESENTATION
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THE DARK KNIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE will be presented on IMAX 1570 FILM

SPECIAL EVENT SCREENING - ONE NIGHT ONLY! - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

EXPERIENCE THE DARK KNIGHT & THE DARK KNIGHT RISES IN ONE EPIC IMAX 1570 FILM DOUBLE FEATURE TO CELEBRATE THE 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE DARK KNIGHT!

All Tickets: $50 ($45 for Big League Members) - Monday 16th July 2018


IMPORTANT STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW:
1) All tickets to the double feature are $50 ($45 for BLM and +$20 for Premium), no further discounts apply
2) Unfortunately we cannot accept any free or discounted tickets to this special event screening
3) FOOD! you'll need it right? Pizza orders will be taken before the 6:30pm DARK KNIGHT session commences, for consumption during the intermission (see below). All pizzas will be $15 (limited pizzas available - Americana, Margherita, Pepperoni, Hawaiian).
4) There will be a 20min break between each movie to allow us to thread up the next one - a perfect time to stretch your legs and grab some snacks (or eat some pizza!)
5) Admission to individual films can be purchased separately (if seats are available) - from Friday July 13
6) Discounted car parking will be available, make sure you validate your ticket at the IMAX Box Office. Entrance from either Rathdowne St or Nicholson St Carlton
7) Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for another session

 

FIRST MAN | IMAX Melbourne
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FIRST MAN | IMAX Melbourne

FIRST MAN

Opens: 11th October
Runtime: To be advised

FIRST MAN will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

SELECT FOOTAGE SHOT WITH IMAX FILM CAMERAS!*

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
 
Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the drama is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle and Gosling. Isaac Klausner (The Fault in Our Stars) executive produces. DreamWorks Pictures co-finances the film.

*These specific sequences will expand vertically to fill our massive (23m in height) IMAX screen sheet, delivering unprecedented crispness and clarity and a truly immersive experience for moviegoers.

The IMAX release of First Man will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

THE POLAR EXPRESS 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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THE POLAR EXPRESS 3D | IMAX Melbourne

THE POLAR EXPRESS 3D

Runtime: 100 minutes
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THE POLAR EXPRESS 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

Celebrate CHRISTMAS IN JULY and relive the magic and wonder in amazing IMAX 3D - Sat 21 & Sun 22 July only!

ALL TICKETS ADULTS @ KIDS PRICING!

The Polar Express: An IMAX 3D Experience made cinematic history as the first full-length feature ever to be converted into IMAX(R) 3D.

This holiday-themed film, based on the classic Caldecott medal-winning children's book written by Chris Van Allsburg, is directed by Oscar® winner Robert Zemeckis and stars two-time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks. Using state-of-the-art CGI and performance capture technology to create a unique blend of realism and fantasy, The Polar Express tells of a doubting young boy who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole and embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

The IMAX release of The Polar Express will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

THE PREDATOR 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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THE PREDATOR 3D | IMAX Melbourne

THE PREDATOR 3D

Opens: 13th September
Runtime: To be advised

THE PREDATOR 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series.

Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race..

The IMAX release of The Predator will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

THE MEG 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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THE MEG 3D | IMAX Melbourne

THE MEG 3D

Opens: 16th August
Rated: M
Science fiction action
Runtime: 113 minutes

THE MEG 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

A deep-sea submersible, part of an international undersea observation program, has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific... with its crew trapped inside.

With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer , against the wishes of his daughter Suyin, to save the crew, and the ocean itself, from this unstoppable threat: a prehistoric 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon.

What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below... bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time."

The IMAX release of The Meg will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

20 YEARS OF IMAX | IMAX Melbourne
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20 YEARS OF IMAX | IMAX Melbourne

20 YEARS OF IMAX

 

 

HAPPY 20TH BIRTHDAY TO US!

IMAX Melbourne opened to the public on 22nd May 1998 - two decades ago - and we're therefore very excited to be celebrating our 20th Birthday in 2018!

'We’re so very proud – for 20 years - to have been able to offer Melburnians the world leading standard in on-screen image and immersive sound that is inherent in the IMAX brand.  From the original mechanical large format 15 perforation 70mm film system (still in operation) through to the cutting edge next generation IMAX LASER digital projection system (the first Laser system installed in Australia), IMAX provides an unrivalled premium cinema experience. We’d like to sincerely thank all of our passionate fans and loyal customers for making IMAX Melbourne the cinema destination of choice'- Richard Morrison, IMAX Melbourne General Manager.

We look forward to continuing to provide movie fans with the content they want in the absolutely best way possible. We look forward to welcoming you to IMAX for your next movie experience!

FIFA World Cup: Australia vs Peru | IMAX Melbourne
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FIFA World Cup: Australia vs Peru | IMAX Melbourne

FIFA World Cup: Australia vs Peru

FIFA World Cup: Australia vs Peru
Runtime: 2 hours
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SEE AUSTRALIA vs PERU in their group match at the 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP - LIVE on MELBOURNE'S BIGGEST SCREEN!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Ticket to Russia slightly out of your budget, or did Putin reject your Visa application? Prefer a toasty warm cinema seat to the great outdoors on a chilly winter night?  Fear not - IMAX Melbourne has you covered!

Experience the world game on the world's largest GIANT IMAX screen and cheer on the Socceroos during the LIVE broadcast of Australia vs Peru!

- June 26 @ 11:55pm - (game commences at 12am)

ALL TICKETS $20* (Big League $16)

With an on-screen image of approximately 30m wide by 16m high you'll feel as though you're not just in the actual stadium but on the field with the players! Get right in amongst it with your friends and family and experience all the on field excitement from the comfort of your cinema seat.

Stay tuned for tickets to other matches including the World Cup Final! 

(Coverage will commence approximately 5 minutes prior to kick-off)

*Sorry no discounts or free tickets apply to these Special Event screenings

FIFA World Cup: Australia vs France | IMAX Melbourne
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FIFA World Cup: Australia vs France | IMAX Melbourne

FIFA World Cup: Australia vs France

FIFA World Cup: Australia vs France
Runtime: 2 hours
HURRY LAST DAYS!

SEE AUSTRALIA vs FRANCE in their group match at the 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP - LIVE on MELBOURNE'S BIGGEST SCREEN!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Ticket to Russia slightly out of your budget, or did Putin reject your Visa application? Prefer a toasty warm cinema seat to the great outdoors on a chilly winter night? Fear not - IMAX Melbourne has you covered!

Experience the world game on the world's largest GIANT IMAX screen and cheer on the Socceroos during the LIVE broadcast of Australia vs France!

- June 16 @ 7:55pm - (game commences at 8pm)

ALL TICKETS $20* (Big League $16)

With an on-screen image of approximately 30m wide by 16m high you'll feel as though you're not just in the actual stadium but on the field with the players! Get right in amongst it with your friends and family and experience all the on field excitement from the comfort of your cinema seat.

Stay tuned for tickets to other matches including the World Cup Final! 

(Coverage will commence approximately 5 minutes prior to kick-off)

*Sorry no discounts or free tickets apply to these Special Event screenings

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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ANT-MAN AND THE WASP 3D | IMAX Melbourne

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP 3D

Rated: PG
Mild science fiction violence and coarse language
Runtime: 118 minutes

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

SPECIALLY FORMATTED FOR IMAX!* 

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink, Ant-Man and The Wasp.

In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

*Select Scenes Specially formatted for IMAX! Approximately 30-40mins of key action scenes in ANT-MAN AND THE WASP will feature an expanded aspect ratio exclusively in IMAX! These scenes will have the on-screen image expand vertically (moving from an aspect ratio of 2.39:1 to 1.9:1) showing up to 26% more image than regular cinemas.

The IMAX release of Ant-Man and The Wasp will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Terms and conditions for our Ant-Man and the Wasp competition can be found here.

DEADPOOL 1 & 2 DOUBLE FEATURE | IMAX Melbourne
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DEADPOOL 1 & 2 DOUBLE FEATURE | IMAX Melbourne

DEADPOOL 1 & 2 DOUBLE FEATURE

DEADPOOL 1 & 2 DOUBLE FEATURE
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DEADPOOL 1 & DEADPOOL 2 will both be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Experience a DEADPOOL DOUBLE DOSE (including the first screening of DP2) in the best way possible - on the giant IMAX screen in stunng IMAX 4K Laser! 

ONE NIGHT ONLY - TUESDAY MAY 15 FROM 9:30PM

ALL TICKETS $50! (BIG LEAGUE MEMBERS $45)*

*IMPORTANT STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW:
1) All tickets to the double header are $50 ($45 for members) for general seating only; (+$20 for Premium seating)
2) Unfortunately we cannot accept any free or discounted tickets to this special event screening
3) There will be a 20min break between each movie - a perfect time to stretch your legs and grab something from the candy bar - hold onto your tickets!
4) Admission to individual films can be purchased separately - subject to availability and at full pricing - tickets will be available on site on Monday May 14
5) Discounted undercover car parking will be available - validate your ticket at the IMAX Box office. Entrance from either Rathdowne St or Nicholson St Carlton
6) Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for another session

Everest (1998): IMAX 1570 Film Presentation | IMAX Melbourne
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Everest (1998): IMAX 1570 Film Presentation | IMAX Melbourne

Everest (1998): IMAX 1570 Film Presentation

Runtime: 45 minutes
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This special event screening of EVEREST (1998) will be presented on IMAX 1570 FILM

SPECIAL EVENT IMAX 1570 FILM PRESENTATION - TUESDAY 22nd MAY - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Everest is an inspirational and spell-binding ascent with an international team of climbers who found hope, beauty and triumph in the wake of tragedy.  The film tells the dramatic true story of the Everest Expedition’s journey to the summit, just days after the infamous 1996 tragedy in which eight climbers lost their lives in a deadly storm.

This tragedy was detailed in Jon Krakauer's international best selling book 'Into Thin Air' and was made into a Hollywood film (also called Everest) in 2015.

Over creaking ice falls, across quaking chasms, up dangerous, towering cliffs, through a harrowing rescue of fellow mountaineers, and into the mystical danger zone of oxygen-thin altitude, the climbers and camera team maintain the spirit of determination, optimism and camaraderie that leads to miraculous achievements.  

Everest features the first giant screen images ever brought back from Mt. Everest.  The film includes fascinating information about how this mountain was formed and continues to evolve, how high-altitude challenges a climber’s physical and mental capabilities, and how Sherpa culture and tradition permeates the Mount Everest experience. But Everest is also a rich, dramatic story about the relationship between a group of daring human beings and the mountain they love, respect and sometimes fear.

DEADPOOL 2 | IMAX Melbourne
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DEADPOOL 2 | IMAX Melbourne

DEADPOOL 2

Rated: MA
Strong bloody violence and coarse language
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 119 minutes
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DEADPOOL 2 will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

FINAL SESSIONS!

IMAX 2D PRESENTATION

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

The IMAX release of Deadpool 2 will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD | IMAX Melbourne
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FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD | IMAX Melbourne

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

Opens: 15th November
Runtime: To be advised

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

The IMAX release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

VENOM 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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VENOM 3D | IMAX Melbourne

VENOM 3D

Opens: 4th October
Runtime: To be advised

VENOM 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

One of Marvel's most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.

The IMAX release of Venom will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

America’s Musical Journey | IMAX Melbourne
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America’s Musical Journey | IMAX Melbourne

America’s Musical Journey

Opens: 30th August
Rated: CTC
Exempt from Classification*
Runtime: 45 minutes

AMERICA'S MUSICAL JOURNEY will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

America’s Musical Journey follows singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc as he traces the roots of American music and explores the great musical cities—places like New Orleans, Chicago, Nashville, Miami, New York City and more—where such electrifying art forms as jazz, the blues, country, soul and rock and roll were born.

In America’s musical cities, every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. In America’s Musical Journey these stories come together to create a soundtrack for the American experience—a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in the world.

*The content of this film has been assessed as meeting the Exempt from Classification criteria as defined by the Australian Classification office

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT | IMAX Melbourne
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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT | IMAX Melbourne

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT

Opens: 2nd August
Rated: M
Action violence and coarse language
Runtime: 147 minutes
No free tickets until 06 Aug 2018

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

SPECIALLY FORMATTED FOR IMAX!* - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Special Advanced screening - Saturday July 28th at 6pm!

The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong.  Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.

*Select Scenes Specially formatted for IMAX! Approximately 30-40mins of key action scenes in MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT will feature an expanded aspect ratio exclusively in IMAX! These scenes will have the on-screen image expand vertically (moving from an aspect ratio of 2.39:1 to 1.9:1) showing up to 26% more image than regular cinemas.

The IMAX release of Mission Impossible: Fallout will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality An IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

SOLO: A STAR WARS Story 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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SOLO: A STAR WARS Story 3D | IMAX Melbourne

SOLO: A STAR WARS Story 3D

Rated: M
Science fiction violence
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 135 minutes
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SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy.

Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

The IMAX release of Solo: A Star Wars Story will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet | IMAX Melbourne
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Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet | IMAX Melbourne

Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet

Rated: CTC
Exempt from Classification*
Runtime: 45 minutes

OCEANS 3D: OUR BLUE PLANET will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

EXCLUSIVELY IN IMAX!

BBC Earth and Ocean X Media's Oceans: Our Blue Planet is an extraordinary journey of discovery and wonder, transporting the audience to the deep, mysterious worlds of Earth’s oceans. Packed with drama, awe and spectacle, this immersive film reveals the untold stories of the ocean’s most astonishing creatures.

Audiences will be taken 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, the untold stories of the oceans’ most astonishing creatures are revealed.

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.

*The content of this film has been assessed as meeting the Exempt from Classification criteria as defined by the Australian Classification office

PANDAS 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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PANDAS 3D | IMAX Melbourne

PANDAS 3D

Rated: CTC
Exempt from Classification*
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 45 minutes

PANDAS 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

EXCLUSIVELY IN IMAX!

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.

David Douglas and Drew Fellman, the filmmakers behind Born to be Wild and Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, directed the film, which Fellman wrote and produced, with Douglas as director of photography.  Donald Kushner and Steve Ransohoff also produced the film, with Li Gen Xiong and Elie Samaha executive producing and Neal Allen serving as line producer.

Win a trip to the Adelaide Zoo to meet Wang Wang and Fu Ni, Australia’s only giant pandas! 

Terms and conditions

Learn more about Wang Wang and Fu Ni

*The content of this film has been assessed as meeting the Exempt from Classification criteria as defined by the Australian Classification office

IMAX E-GIFT CARDS | IMAX Melbourne
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IMAX E-GIFT CARDS | IMAX Melbourne

IMAX E-GIFT CARDS

IMAX E-GIFT CARDS

IMAX E-Gift Cards are the ultimate in stress free, big ticket, big thrill gift giving for any special ocassion!

Your friend / relative / loved one / mother-in-law is going to be over the moon with a visit to IMAX Melbourne, home to the World's Largest Screen!

IMAX E-Gift Cards can be purchased in the following denominations:

To purchase an E-Gift Card for immediate delivery CLICK HERE

Some bits and pieces you need to know about IMAX E-Gift Cards:

E-Gift Card example - HERE
E-Gift Card Terms & Conditions - CLICK HERE

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM 3D | IMAX Melbourne

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM 3D

Rated: M
Action violence
Runtime: 128 minutes

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

EXPERIENCE THE JURASSIC KINGDOM IN STUNNING IMAX 3D!

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

The IMAX release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 3D | IMAX Melbourne

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 3D

Rated: M
Fantasy themes and violence
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 149 minutes
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AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

SHOT WITH IMAX CAMERAS! - AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR 3D marks the first Hollywood film to be shot entirely with the new IMAX ALEXA large format digital camera.

Directors Joe & Anthony Russo used the revolutionary ALEXA IMAX camera to take full advantage of the scale and scope of the IMAX canvas. Exclusively in IMAX theatres, Avengers: Infinity War will be presented in an expanded IMAX 1.9:1 aspect ratio – offering moviegoers up to 26% more of the image than standard theatres for a truly immersive experience.

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

The IMAX release of Avengers: Infinity War will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

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INCREDIBLES 2 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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INCREDIBLES 2 3D | IMAX Melbourne

INCREDIBLES 2 3D

Rated: PG
Mild themes, animated violence and coarse language
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 125 minutes (including 8min 'Bao' short)

INCREDIBLES 2 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

DISCOUNTED FEATURE FAMILY PRICING APPLIES!

SCREENING DAILY DURING THE JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Everyone’s favourite family of superheroes is back in Incredibles 2 – but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life. It's a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again — which is easier said than done, even when they're all Incredible.

The IMAX release of Incredibles 2 will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Purchase a ticket to Incredibles 2 to go into the draw to win a family trip for 4 to Disneyland. Ticket holders must collect and fill in an entry form at IMAX Melbourne. Terms and conditions can be found here.

BLADE RUNNER (1982) - The Final Cut | IMAX Melbourne
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BLADE RUNNER (1982) - The Final Cut | IMAX Melbourne

BLADE RUNNER (1982) - The Final Cut

Rated: M
Moderate violence, Moderate coarse language
Runtime: 117 minutes
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BLADE RUNNER (1982): The Final Cut will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

EXPERIENCE THE FILM FULLY REMASTERED INTO THE IMAX FORMAT! BACK-TO-BACK SESSIONS WITH BLADE RUNNER 2049!

TWO SESSIONS ONLY -

Deckard (Harrison Ford) is forced by the police Boss (M. Emmet Walsh) to continue his old job as Replicant Hunter. His assignment: eliminate four escaped Replicants from the colonies who have returned to Earth. Before starting the job, Deckard goes to the Tyrell Corporation and he meets Rachel (Sean Young), a Replicant girl he falls in love with.

Perhaps more than any other film, Scott’s iconic sci-fi classic Blade Runner has gripped audiences and inspired passionate and fierce debate. Harrison Ford is exemplary as the world weary detective hunting down intelligent but murderous replicants amidst a neon-lit, rain-spattered future LA.

Wild Africa 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Wild Africa 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Wild Africa 3D

Rated: CTC
Exempt from Classification*
Runtime: 45 minutes

WILD AFRICA 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

EXCLUSIVELY IN IMAX!

Wild Africa takes audiences on a spectacular journey across, over, and through the magical realms of the wildest continent on earth.  

Through the magic of fully immersive breath-taking 3D technology, audiences will fly along the Great Rift Valley following the twisting rivers to discover a family of elephants on their epic search for water.  Other animals featured include hungry crocodiles as they wait at the water holes for the annual wildebeest migration on the savannahs of the Serengeti; a family of mountain gorillas in the forests of Rwanda and thousands of flamingos performing an extraordinary mating display in the volcanic Lake Bogoria.

From the highest snow-covered mountains in Kenya, along great rivers, into steamy rainforests and wide-open savannahs, Wild Africa 3D reveals the striking contrast of stunning deserts beside wild oceans and the sunlit abundance of the coral reefs.  Water, the interconnecting force of this kingdom, serves as a guide, shaping wild Africa and conjuring up life wherever it journeys.

Wild Africa 3D is an adventure where you will truly believe the real world is more extraordinary and awe-inspiring than any fiction.

*The content of this film has been assessed as meeting the Exempt from Classification criteria as defined by the Australian Classification office

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS 3D | IMAX Melbourne

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS 3D

Rated: M
Science fiction themes and violence
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 136 minutes
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STAR WARS: The Force Awakens 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

ONE SESSION ONLY - WEDNESDAY 13 DECEMBER @ 8:30PM

SELECT SCENES SHOT WITH IMAX CAMERAS!*

“When I was watching the reels in 3D, there were a number of shots... that I hadn’t understood in the three-dimensional space quite the way I did when I saw them in 3D. I actually felt that there were things that were playing better in 3D. I had never felt that before. And if people have access to a theater that has laser projection, it is shockingly better.” JJ Abrams (article: Tiny List of Theatres showing TFA in the best possible format - HERE

Set 30 years after the Battle of Endor and the events portrayed in Return of the Jedi, this epic and hugely anticipated blockbuster is being directed by J J Abrams (a life long Star Wars fan) and will feature select sequences captured with ultra-high resolution IMAX cameras, making IMAX the only place to really experience Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

The IMAX release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

 

 

PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING 3D | IMAX Melbourne

PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING 3D

Rated: M
Science fiction violence
Runtime: 111 minutes
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PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim: Uprising.

John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.”  Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld.  But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)—who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war.  As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.

Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious’ Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left.  Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.

The IMAX release of Pacific Rim: Uprising will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Ready Player One 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Ready Player One 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Ready Player One 3D

Rated: M
Science fiction themes, violence and coarse language
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 140 minutes
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READY PLAYER ONE 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

MUST BE EXPERIENCED IN 3D & ON THE LARGEST SCREEN POSSIBLE!

In 2045, the planet is on the brink of chaos and collapse, but people find salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he promises his immense fortune to the first person to discover a digital Easter egg that's hidden somewhere in the OASIS. When young Wade Watts joins the contest, he finds himself becoming an unlikely hero in a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical world of mystery, discovery and danger.

The IMAX release of Ready Player One will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

BLACK PANTHER 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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BLACK PANTHER 3D | IMAX Melbourne

BLACK PANTHER 3D

Rated: M
Action violence
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 134 minutes
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BLACK PANTHER 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

*EXPANDED ASPECT RATIO PRESENTATION* - Select scenes Specially formatted for IMAX to fill more of the screen!

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.

Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

*BLACK PANTHER will be specially formatted exclusively for IMAX® theatres - Select key scenes will feature an expanded 1.9:1 aspect ratio exclusively in IMAX. These scenes will (vertically) fill more of the screen – delivering audiences 26% more of the image than standard theatres for a truly extraordinary and more immersive experience.

The IMAX release of Black Panther will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Amazon Adventure 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Amazon Adventure 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Amazon Adventure 3D

Rated: CTC
Exempt from Classification*
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 45 minutes

AMAZON ADVENTURE 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates' fascinating 11 year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850’s.

As in any great detective story, audiences will experience, in immersive IMAX®, the compelling clues Bates unearths in his major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others that helps them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive.

Little known to the public, Bates made other crucial contributions to biology: identifying 8,000 species new to science and most importantly, putting forth the first ever case for the creation of a new species, which Charles Darwin called the “beautiful proof” for natural selection.

Audiences will be wowed by the mind-boggling examples of camouflage and mimicry and inspired by Bates’ endless curiosity and determination to explore the wilds of nature from the time he was a young boy.

As in SK’s award winning film Flight of the Butterflies, nature is extraordinary and science is adventure, just waiting to be discovered.

*The content of this film has been assessed as meeting the Exempt from Classification criteria as defined by the Australian Classification office

JUSTICE LEAGUE 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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JUSTICE LEAGUE 3D | IMAX Melbourne

JUSTICE LEAGUE 3D

Rated: M
Action violence
Runtime: 121 minutes
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JUSTICE LEAGUE 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

EXPANDED ASPECT RATIO PRESENTATION! The presentation of JUSTICE LEAGUE will fill a greater portion (26% more!) of the height of the IMAX screen!

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.  Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat.  But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

The IMAX release of Justice League will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI 3D | IMAX Melbourne

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI 3D

Rated: M
Science fiction violence
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 152 minutes
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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

IMAX 3D PRESENTATION (strictly limited sessions also available in IMAX 2D - check Sessions & Tickets page for times)

THE REVIEWS ARE IN, THE LAST JEDI IS A RIP ROARING GOOD TIME AND A MUST-SEE IMAX EXPERIENCE!

The Last Jedi is a direct sequel to The Force Awakens, and continues the ongoing Skywalker saga.

The IMAX release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Thor: Ragnarok 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Thor: Ragnarok 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Thor: Ragnarok 3D

Rated: M
Action violence
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 130 minutes
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THOR: RAGNAROK 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

THOR RAGNAROK will be specially formatted exclusively for IMAX® theatres - Select key scenes will feature an expanded 1.9:1 aspect ratio exclusively in IMAX. These scenes will (vertically) fill more of the screen – delivering audiences 26% more of the image than standard theatres for a truly extraordinary and more immersive experience.

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok — the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization — at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger — the Incredible Hulk!

“Thor: Ragnarok” is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.

The IMAX release of Thor: Ragnarok will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

BLADE RUNNER 2049 2D | IMAX Melbourne
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BLADE RUNNER 2049 2D | IMAX Melbourne

BLADE RUNNER 2049 2D

Rated: MA
Strong violence
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 163 minutes
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BLADE RUNNER 2049 2D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

THE REVIEWS ARE IN: BLADE RUNNER 2049 IS A MUST SEE IMAX EXPERIENCE!

BLADE RUNNER 2049 will be specially formatted exclusively for IMAX® theatres - The expanded 1.9:1 aspect ratio presented in IMAX will (vertically) fill more of the screen – delivering audiences 26% more of the image than standard theatres for a truly extraordinary and more immersive experience.

Expanded Aspect ratio

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

The IMAX release of Blade Runner 2049 will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 & 2 3D Double Feature | IMAX Melbourne
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 & 2 3D Double Feature | IMAX Melbourne

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 & 2 3D Double Feature

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 & 2 3D Double Feature
Runtime: Approx 260 minutes (excl. break between sessions)
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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 will both be presented in IMAX 3D in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Experience both these spectacularly entertaining Marvel blockbusters in the best way possible - on the giant IMAX screen in stunng IMAX 4K Laser 3D!

Purchase a ticket to the double header to receive a limited edition Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 mini poster - exclusive to IMAX!

ONE DAY ONLY - MONDAY APRIL 24

ALL TICKETS ONLY $50! (BIG LEAGUE MEMBERS $45)*

*IMPORTANT STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW:
1) All tickets to the double header are $50 ($45 for members) for general seating only; (+$20 for Premium seating)
2) Unfortunately we cannot accept any free or discounted tickets to this special event screening
3) There will be a 20min break between each movie - a perfect time to stretch your legs and grab something from the candy bar - hold onto your tickets!
4) Admission to individual films can be purchased separately - subject to availability and at full pricing - tickets will be available on site on the 24th of April
5) Discounted undercover car parking will be available - validate your ticket at the IMAX Box office. Entrance from either Rathdowne St or Nicholson St Carlton
6) Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for another session

Alien Covenant | IMAX Melbourne
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Alien Covenant | IMAX Melbourne

Alien Covenant

Rated: MA
Strong science fiction themes and violence
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 122 minutes
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ALIEN COVENANT will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

IMAX 2D PRESENTATION - 2D PRICING APPLIES!

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS -- and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction.

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world -- whose sole inhabitant is the "synthetic" David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

The IMAX release of Alien Covenant will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 2D Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

DUNKIRK: 1570 Film Presentation | IMAX Melbourne
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DUNKIRK: 1570 Film Presentation | IMAX Melbourne

DUNKIRK: 1570 Film Presentation

Rated: M
Mature themes, violence and coarse language
Runtime: 107 mins
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These screenings of DUNKIRK will be presented on: IMAX 1570 FILM*

SPECIAL EVENT SCREENING - ONE SESSION ONLY!

Sessions available:

The reviews are in - DUNKIRK is a masterpiece that must be experienced in IMAX:

"The Oscar race for Best Picture is officially on... Dunkirk is a monumental achievement, a World War II epic of staggering visual spectacle (see it in IMAX if you can) that hits you like a shot in the heart."  - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"This is big-time, old-school filmmaking. Dunkirk isn't overdone. It's simply done epically." - Stephen Whitty, New York Daily News

"Dunkirk is a stone cold masterpiece. It's a stunningly immersive survival film told in 106 thrillingly realized minutes." - Lindsay Bahr, Associated Press

SELECT SCENES SHOT WITH IMAX CAMERAS!*

In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. With their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.

*It is no surprise that Director Chris Nolan will be shooting key sequences of DUNKIRK with IMAX 1570 Film Cameras. As per THE DARK KNIGHT, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and INTERSTELLAR, these sequences will expand vertically to fill our massive (23m in height) IMAX screen sheet, meaning audiences will be fully immersed in the movie, as only IMAX can do. Nolan is a huge advocate for using film (instead of digital) cameras to shoot his movies and therefore he is promoting that best way to experience DUNKIRK will be in those theatres projecting film, with the ultimate of those being the traditional giant screen IMAX theatres using the large format 15perf 70mm IMAX Film projectors.

In response to and out of respect for (Sir) Nolan's passionate advocacy for all things film (and in particular large format 15perf 70mm IMAX film), IMAX Melbourne in conjunction with IMAX Corporation will be reinstalling our original IMAX 1570 Film Projector (alongside the new IMAX Dual 4K Laser system) for the release of DUNKIRK in order to provide viewers with the cinema experience Nolan wishes you to have. You're welcome.


Jurassic Park 3D & Jurassic World (2015) 3D Double Feature | IMAX Melbourne
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Jurassic Park 3D & Jurassic World (2015) 3D Double Feature | IMAX Melbourne

Jurassic Park 3D & Jurassic World (2015) 3D Double Feature

Jurassic Park 3D & Jurassic World (2015) 3D Double Feature
Rated: M
Violence
Runtime: 251 minutes
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JURASSIC PARK 3D & JURASSIC WORLD 3D will both be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

EXPERIENCE THE FIRST & LAST JURASSIC FRANCHISE BLOCKBUSTERS BACK TO BACK IN A GREAT VALUE DOUBLE HEADER IN STUNNING IMAX 4K LASER 3D! 

ONE NIGHT ONLY - MONDAY 18th JUNE - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

ALL TICKETS ONLY $35! (BIG LEAGUE MEMBERS $30)*

*IMPORTANT STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW:
1) All tickets to the double header are $35 ($30 for members) for general seating only; (+$20 for Premium seating)
2) Unfortunately we cannot accept any free or discounted tickets to this special event screening
3) There will be a 15-20min break between each movie - a perfect time to stretch your legs and grab something from the candy bar - hold onto your tickets!
4) Admission to individual films can be purchased separately, subject to availability and at different pricing, but will not be on sale until Monday 18th
5) Discounted car parking will be available for the double header. Enter via Rathdowne or Nicholson streets
6) Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for another session

 

The Search for Life in Space 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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The Search for Life in Space 3D | IMAX Melbourne

The Search for Life in Space 3D

Rated: CTC
Exempt from Classification*
Runtime: 40 minutes

THE SEARCH FOR LIFE IN SPACE 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

Journey from the depths of the Pacific Ocean into the far reaches of space on a quest to find something that changes everything—signs of life, somewhere else in the universe.

With stunning imagery from the world’s most powerful telescopes, this new giant screen film takes audiences from the surface of Mars and the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn, to the extreme lava fields of Hawaii and the thermal vents deep beneath the sea. In these harsh environments, astrobiologists look for clues to how life takes hold. As this immersive adventure into the universe reveals the possibility of life on planets like our own, The Search for Life in Space will make you re-examine such fundamental questions as: “Are we alone?”

The Search for Life in Space is a December Media film produced in association with Film Victoria Australia and Swinburne University of Technology.  The film is distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films.

The content of this film has been assessed as meeting the Exempt from Classification criteria as defined by the Australian Classification office

 

IMAX Child Policy | IMAX Melbourne
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IMAX Child Policy | IMAX Melbourne

IMAX Child Policy

IMAX Child Policy

IMAX Child Policy

Q:           What age is considered a child if I want to purchase a ‘Child’ ticket?

A:           The age for paid child tickets is 3-15 years inclusive.

Children under the age of 3 do not require a ticket but will be required to sit on an adult’s lap throughout the film; however we do not encourage this as the large image, volume and duration of our films is often overwhelming for children of this age. Before you decide to bring a child under the age of 3 years into an IMAX movie, please consider the enjoyment of all customers and the suitability of the experience for your child.

Q:           Should I bring a baby or small child to my movie?

A:           We ask that for the enjoyment of other guests that babies and children 5 and under do not attend screenings of films classified as M, MA15+ (Mature Accompanied) or R (Restricted).

The large scale of the IMAX experience and the duration of films are likely to overstimulate and unsettle babies and small children. For this reason, we strongly recommend that children aged 5 and under do not attend screenings of films designed for adult audiences. Our Front of House staff have been trained to help our customers with small children decide whether the film they are about to see is appropriate for younger children. Please note that if you decide to enter the film with your children, IMAX staff may ask you to sit close to the aisles to allow you to leave without impacting the enjoyment of other customers.

If any cinema patron becomes disruptive and this impacts the enjoyment of other customers, they will be asked to leave the theatre.

IMAX Premium Seating

Please note that IMAX Premium seating is not suitable for children aged 12yrs and under and child tickets are not available.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 3D

Rated: M
Science fiction themes and violence
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 136 minutes

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

EXPERIENCE MORE IN IMAX!

Select scenes from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be specially formatted exclusively for IMAX® theatres! - The expanded 1.9:1 aspect ratio presented in IMAX will fill more of the screen – delivering audiences 26% more of the image than standard theatres for a truly extraordinary experience.

Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

"Those who have followed me awhile know that IMAX is the optimal way to view a Guardians of the Galaxy movie. I personally oversee the 3D, crafting every shot, and only in IMAX do we shift aspect ratios during big scenes so that you get nearly 30% more screen size than anywhere else." - James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Director.

Wonder Woman 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Wonder Woman 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Wonder Woman 3D

Rated: M
Mature themes and action violence
Runtime: 141 minutes
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WONDER WOMAN 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

THE REVIEWS ARE IN AND WONDER WOMAN IS A WINNER!

EXPERIENCE THE WONDER ON THE WORLD'S BIGGEST SCREEN!

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

The IMAX release of Wonder Woman will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Kong: Skull Island 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Kong: Skull Island 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Kong: Skull Island 3D

Rated: M
Sustained threat, action violence and coarse language
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: To be advised
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KONG: SKULL ISLAND 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

AWAKEN THE KING IN IMAX 3D!

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island” reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific—as beautiful as it is treacherous—unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.

The IMAX release of Kong: Skull Island will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

STAR TREK IMAX TRILOGY | IMAX Melbourne
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STAR TREK IMAX TRILOGY | IMAX Melbourne

STAR TREK IMAX TRILOGY

Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 9hrs (including breaks)
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BUY TICKETS NOW TO THE STAR TREK TRILOGY ON THE WORLD'S 2ND LARGEST SCREEN! - 9 hours of pure Sci-Fi escapism in the best way imaginable!

What better way to build up to the opening of STAR TREK BEYOND than by experiencing the first two films immediately prior to our first public screening of BEYOND, all on the stunning new IMAX Dual-4K LASER Digital Projection (the latest in cinema technology and the only one of its kind in Australia!). Its warp factor 9 in IMAX!

STAR TREK TRILOGY: 6:00pm Wednesday 20 July 2016
6:00pm:  Star Trek 
8:30pm:  Dinner Box Service
9:15pm:  Star Trek Into Darkness 
12:01am: Star Trek Beyond 3D

All Tickets $70 General Public / $65 Big League Members ($90 Premium Seating - all) - pricing includes Star Trek themed Dinner Box


IMPORTANT STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW:

1) All tickets to the trilogy are $70 ($90 for Premium), no further discounts apply
2) Unfortunately we cannot accept any free or discounted tickets to this special event screening
3) There will be a 15-20min break between each movie, with 40mins in between film #1 & #2 to allow sufficient time for dinner service (see below).
4) FOOD! You'll need it right? Your ticket price includes a special Star Trek themed dinner box which will be served from the function room after the first film has finished. (If you have any dietary requirements, please email the details to [email protected]
5) Admission to individual films can be purchased separately, subject to availability and at normal pricing, but will not be on sale until Monday July 18.
6) Discounted $5 car parking will be available for the trilogy, validate your ticket at the IMAX Box office. Entrance from either Rathdowne St or Nicholson St, Carlton.
7) Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for another session
8) Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness will be presented in IMAX 2D; Star Trek Beyond will be presented in IMAX 3D.

Museum Alive 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Museum Alive 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Museum Alive 3D

Rated: CTC
Exempt from Classification*
Runtime: 45 minutes

MUSEUM ALIVE 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

EXCLUSIVELY IN IMAX!

David Attenborough takes us on a nocturnal adventure through London’s famous Natural History Museum. When the last visitor leaves, the doors are locked and night falls, and the world’s favourite naturalist roams the museum halls and corridors, encountering extinct creatures that, through the wonder of cutting edge 3D CGI are brought to life right in front of our eyes. He dodges a sabre-toothed cat and a fearsome bird of prey, he watches, awe-struck, as a spinner dolphin and an ancient ichthyosaur circle the Central Hall, and laughs as a dodo pecks his leg after food. In the magnificent finale, he feeds a hungry Diplodocus by hand from the top balcony. 


All this happens thanks to a unique collaboration between scientists, Natural History Museum curators and the world’s leading animation studios. The result is spectacular, fun and enlightening.

The Natural History Museum is particularly special for Attenborough: ‘I’ve been coming here since I was a boy of eight. It is one of the holiest of holies – one of the great places for natural history.... coming here was quite a journey, each time was astonishing – just looking at cases full of electric blue butterflies is enough to impress a child.’ His favourite specimens from the museum include some familiar faces – the dodo and the Diplodocus, for instance - but others, such as the fearsome bird of prey the Haast eagle, are new to the public eye, tucked away in the Museum’s store rooms. Attenborough delves into the stories and myths surrounding the discovery and acquisition of these astonishing creatures. ‘Each one,’ he says, ‘has its own fascinating story’.

*The content of this film has been assessed as meeting the Exempt from Classification criteria as defined by the Australian Classification office

Come and experience this amazing film in sensational IMAX 3D and then check out the magnificent Melbourne Museum while you're here (half price tickets available from the IMAX box office)!

Rogue One: A Star Wars story 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Rogue One: A Star Wars story 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Rogue One: A Star Wars story 3D

Rated: M
Science fiction violence
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 134 minutes
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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure set between Episode III and IV.

In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

The IMAX release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

 

Bugs: Mighty Micro Monsters 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Bugs: Mighty Micro Monsters 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Bugs: Mighty Micro Monsters 3D

Rated: CTC
Exempt from Classification*
Runtime: 45 minutes

BUGS: MIGHTY MICRO MONSTERS 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

Experience this mighty new IMAX 3D film in conjunction with the amazing new BUG LAB - Little Bugs, Super Powers exhibition at Melbourne Museum!

Book tickets to the BUGS LAB exhibition and see Bugs: Mighty Micro Monsters 3D for just $10 per ticket! (Tickets must be booked through the Melbourne Museum - CLICK HERE)

In this 3D giant screen adventure, we shrink down and step into the hidden world of super-powered bugs!

Come on an unbelieveable tour of the bustling world beneath your feet to meet the true rulers of Planet Earth. From the Kenyan savannah to the tropical rainforests of North East Australia, the superpowers of these mighty micro monsters are revealed.

In a playful nod to classic superhero movies, we will come face to face with some of the natural world’s most incredible creatures. We’ll meet the beetle that can fire boiling chemicals at its attackers, a deadly spider with super strength and many more miniature superheroes.

The world of bugs exists on a completely different scale to our own, but with specialist macro camerawork we can now take you into this three dimensional, textured world like never before.

*The content of this film has been assessed as meeting the Exempt from Classification criteria as defined by the Australian Classification office

Galapagos 3D: Natures Wonderland | IMAX Melbourne
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Galapagos 3D: Natures Wonderland | IMAX Melbourne

Galapagos 3D: Natures Wonderland

Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 45 minutes

In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos Archipelago. Amongst these fascinating and remote volcanic islands, life has played out over millions of years in relative isolation. The result is a wonderland of nature, with a remarkable collection of plants and charismatic animals that have all adapted to this unique environment. Meet giant half-ton tortoises and marine iguanas that spit sea-salt from their noses. Dance with tropical albatrosses and hunt fishes with the colorful blue-footed boobies.

Galapagos 3D is a story of discovery, of survival against the odds, and of nature’s ingenuity, all brought to life in stunning 3D. You’re invited to explore these extraordinary and enchanted islands, whose remarkable inhabitants helped change the way we understand nature.

A Beautiful Planet 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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A Beautiful Planet 3D | IMAX Melbourne

A Beautiful Planet 3D

Rated: CTC
Exempt from Classification*
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 45 minutes

A BEAUTIFUL PLANET 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

EXCLUSIVELY IN IMAX!

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 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (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 (ISS).

Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence and written and directed by iconic IMAX film writer-director  Toni Myers — the acclaimed filmmaker behind celebrated IMAX® documentaries Blue Planet, Hubble 3D, and Space Station 3D, and whose work has influenced directors Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) and Christopher Nolan (Interstellar).

A Beautiful Planet represents the next chapter in a long legacy of stunning IMAX space documentaries, and presents an awe-inspiring glimpse of Earth and a hopeful look into the future of humanity.

*The content of A Beautiful Planet 3D has been assessed as meeting the Exempt from Classification criteria as defined by the Australian Classification office.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3D

Rated: M
Fantasy themes and violence
Runtime: 133 minutes
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

Exclusively in IMAX® 3D, key visual 3D effects from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will break beyond the widescreen frame line (see image below) to take full advantage of the IMAX screen. The filmmakers used the effect to enhance the IMAX 3D presentation for a more immersive, engaging and fun audience experience.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3D opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident… were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

The IMAX release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Deadpool | IMAX Melbourne
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Deadpool | IMAX Melbourne

Deadpool

Rated: MA
Strong bloody violence and sex scene
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 108 minutes
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Deadpool will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

IMAX IMMERSIVE 12.1 AUDIO MIX!

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humour, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

The IMAX release of Deadpool will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

DEADPOOL Anti-Valentines Day Facebook Competition T&C's - HERE

Captain America: Civil War 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Captain America: Civil War 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Captain America: Civil War 3D

Rated: M
Action violence
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 147 minutes
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Captain America: Civil War 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

SELECT FOOTAGE SHOT WITH THE NEW IMAX ALEXA CAMERAS!*

IMAX 12.1 CHANNEL IMMERSIVE AUDIO MIX!

After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps — one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

*Captain America: Civil War will be the first film to use the new high resolution IMAX ALEXA digital camera.  Exclusive to IMAX Theatres the 17min 'airport battle scene' of Captain America: Civil War will expand vertically from an aspect ratio of 2.39:1 to 1.9:1 (meaning the image height will increase from approx. 13m to 17m) and combine with the significant increase in resolution to further immerse audiences in the action.

Directors Joe & Anthony Russo - 'That sequence we figured deserved that scope, that scale of frame... We also have a lot of characters who fly in that sequence -- there's a lot of vertical movement in that sequence -- and so the added dimension of that IMAX frame really helps us sell the action on that axis.' Source: Cinemablend - read more HERE

IMAX Melbourne X All Star Comics Melbourne CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR 3D Ticket Giveaway Terms & Conditions HERE

Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D

Rated: CTC
Exempt from Classification*
Runtime: 45 minutes

Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL and is exempt from Classification*

Join us on a thrilling ride, as we spin back in time to an extraordinary prehistoric world: Alaska in the Cretaceous period, 70 million years ago – the last great flourish of the dinosaur era. BBC Earth invites you to come on a journey through the seasons, and experience a year in the life of dinosaurs fighting, feeding, migrating, playing and hunting.

With the most ambitious CGI visuals, this film reveals the story behind the lives of the dinosaurs and the challenges they faced in a constant battle of survival.

Spring signals new life as many species of dinosaurs start to lay eggs, rearing the hatchlings to ensure a chance of survival. But as the young grow through summer, they are vulnerable to predators like the Troodon. Cool autumn months spur the dinosaurs to migrate, but not without risk from natural catastrophes and packs of Gorgonsaurs hunting. In winter, temperatures drop and the sun ceases to rise. As spring approaches, the mature dinosaurs go in search of a mate. For the Pachyrhinosaur, scientists believe the frill on its head could help to attract a mate or do battle with a contender. Once mated, the pair will migrate back to their nesting ground to start their own family.
 

*The content of Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D has been assessed as meeting the Exempt from Classification criteria as defined by the Australian Classification office

IMAX LASER Projection | IMAX Melbourne
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IMAX LASER Projection | IMAX Melbourne

IMAX LASER Projection

The next generation of IMAX movie experience is here...

Audiences deserve more than just a movie. They deserve an experience that transports them to awesome new worlds and engages their senses and emotions. As part of its commitment to pushing boundaries and doing things never before done in cinema, IMAX has undertaken the largest R&D investment in the company’s history to develop its next-generation projection and sound system – featuring groundbreaking laser technology.

IMAX with laser represents a quantum leap in cinema technology – providing audiences with the sharpest, brightest, clearest and most vivid digital images ever, combined with a whole new level of immersive audio.

IMAX Melbourne is the first cinema outside Nth America to install cutting edge next generation IMAX LASER technology - furthering our commitment to providing Melbourne with an unrivalled premium cinema experience. Deployment of the Dual-4K IMAX LASER digital projection system provides full screen projection capability with the power of the laser system able to light the 32m wide x 23m high screen (height of the image depending on the aspect ratio chosen by the film maker).

The world’s most advanced cinema technology is here, get excited.

Premium Blue VIP Seating | IMAX Melbourne
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Premium Blue VIP Seating | IMAX Melbourne

Premium Blue VIP Seating

Premium Blue VIP Seating

IMAX Melbourne offers movie fans not only the finest on-screen cinema experience available, but also matching levels of comfort in the form of our 'Premium Blue' VIP Seats.

Our 25 x Premium Blue VIP seats are designed to take your viewing experience to the next level. In addition to featuring the innovative Probax® system*, they differ from our general admission seating in the following way:

Premium Blue seating attracts the following additional charges (per person) / conditions:

*In an Australian first, all of our new seats feature an innovative foam-based seating technology called Probax®, that will assist audiences to maintain better seating posture, enhancing comfort during your IMAX movie experience. Probax® is gaining huge popularity and great response overseas and we are proud to be the first venue of any kind in Australia to offer this revolutionary seating technology - come and try it for yourself!

IMAX Refurbishment complete! | IMAX Melbourne
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IMAX Refurbishment complete! | IMAX Melbourne

IMAX Refurbishment complete!

IMAX Refurbishment complete!

A new IMAX experience awaits...

IMAX has just reopened following a 6 week closure to undertake stage two of a three stage* multi-million dollar investment project that reinforces our commitment to providing Melbourne with an unrivalled premium cinema experience.

These recent works saw the installation of new state-of-the-art general admission seating as well as the addition of 25 x 'Premium Blue' VIP seats situated in the back row. New custom made theatre and foyer carpets were installed, along with new stair-nose lighting on the theatre stairs, disability access works and a host of other improvements to bring the presentation of the theatre and foyers up to a level to match our superb on-screen experience.

In an Australian first, our new seats feature an innovative foam-based seating technology called Probax®, that will assist audiences to maintain better seating posture, enhancing comfort during your IMAX movie experience. Probax® is gaining huge popularity and great response overseas and we are proud to be the first venue of any kind in Australia to offer this revolutionary seating technology - come and try it for yourself!

Our 25 x Premium Blue VIP seats also feature Probax® and are covered in a luxurious (blue!) material. They are wider than our new general admission seats, with increased legroom, a 'rocker-back' backrest and a fully electric footrest - designed to take your viewing experience to the next level.

Come and experience the all new IMAX for yourself - we look forward to seeing you here.

*Stage 3 works will occur in late 2015 and include the installation of IMAX’s next generation 4K Laser Light Engine Digital Projection System. Key readiness works for this Laser Projection System were undertaken during the Phase 2 closure, and include the installation of IMAX’s new Immersive Audio Sound System, which added additional speaker channels to the roof and theatre walls. This new sound system will be fully commissioned as part of Phase 3 works.

Tiny Giants 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Tiny Giants 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Tiny Giants 3D

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Rated: CTC
Exempt from Classification*
Runtime: 45 minutes

Tiny Giants 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL and is exempt from Classification*

In an adventure of giant proportions and narrated by Stephen Fry, Tiny Giants 3D reveals the astonishing lives of the smallest of animals.

Using the incredibly immersive power of specialist 3D cameras, audiences are transported in a very intimate way into another world to experience the titanic battles these creatures face to survive. Follow a chipmunk in an untamed wild woodland and a grasshopper mouse in an unforgiving scorched desert as both are forced to grow up fast when they find themselves on their own and facing some ferocious rivals and predators.

You will be awed by this suspenseful tale as these mighty minis use their ingenious superpowers to not only survive but to become masters of their universe.

 

*The content of Tiny Giants 3D has been assessed as meeting the Exempt from Classification criteria as defined by the Australian Classification office

 

Journey to Space 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Journey to Space 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Journey to Space 3D

Rated: CTC
Exempt from Classification*
Runtime: 45 minutes
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Journey to Space 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL and is exempt from Classification*

Through visually stunning imagery, and in collaboration with leading space experts, Journey to Space showcases the exciting plans NASA and the space community are working on and the challenges they must overcome to carry out missions, once considered science fiction, and now science fact - a manned mission to Mars. Journey to Space is a celebration of space exploration, a tribute to international cooperation in space research and a vision toward our near-term future beyond Earth’s orbit – within a generation.  

The film takes audiences on a behind-the-scenes tour of the international effort to send astronauts to Mars within the next 20 years, culminating in a virtual voyage to the Red Planet.  Dazzling and meticulous computer imagery from Frima Studios depicts the Orion spacecraft, habitats, landers, vehicles and rockets necessary to achieve interplanetary travel, touchdown and colonization. 

Next stop...Mars!

*The content of Journey to Space 3D has been assessed as meeting the Exempt from Classification criteria as defined by the Australian Classification office.

Rocky Mountain Express | IMAX Melbourne
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Rocky Mountain Express | IMAX Melbourne

Rocky Mountain Express

Closed Caption Runtime: 45 minutes

Rocky Mountain Express will be presented on IMAX 1570 FILM

Rocky Mountain Express is Exempt from Classification*

Rocky Mountain Express has been captured entirely on stunning ultra high resolution 65mm IMAX Film Cameras and is presented on our IMAX 1570 Film projection system, delivering what is simply the most breathtaking cinematic experience available; and one not be missed.

Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building a nearly impossible transcontinental railway.
 
Recruited to realize this venture—one of the greatest engineering feats of all time—were engineers and laborers from around the world. The challenge was immense, and the costs were high - almost every mile of track claimed its share of human life...
 
The film weaves together spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography, archival photographs and maps, and the potent energy and rhythms of a live steam locomotive to immerse audiences in this remarkable story from the age of steam.

The Canadian Pacific Railway started in the mid-nineteenth Century as a dream: a ribbon of steel that would stretch across the North American continent, through thousands of miles of sparsely inhabited wilderness and then, through three mountain ranges to reach a remote colonial outpost on the Pacific coast - Read More

Official Rocky Mountain Express Film website

*The content of Rocky Mountain Express has been assessed as meeting the Exempt from Classification criteria as defined by the Australian Classification office.

IMAX Temporary Closure | IMAX Melbourne
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IMAX Temporary Closure | IMAX Melbourne

IMAX Temporary Closure

IMAX Temporary Closure
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IMAX Melbourne Temporary Closure Announcement:

From Monday 22nd August through to Wednesday 7th September 2016, IMAX Melbourne will be closed to facilitate the installation and painting of a new IMAX screen sheet in the theatre.

During the two week closure period the current screen will be removed and the theatre entrance will be partly dismantled to uncover the hidden access doors that allow the new screen, paint rig and silver paint to be craned directly into the screen pit at the bottom of the theatre. Once these materials are safely in the theatre, a team of riggers will hoist the new screen into place and secure it to the top, each side and bottom of the screen frame. The screen is then correctly tensioned to ensure there are no creases or wrinkles. The paint rig is then erected, with scaffolding allowing the paint head to transverse the full width (32m) and height (23m) of the massive screen. Once set up the painting process can begin. Painting will take close to one full week, and during this time Screen Paint professionals (specialists flown in from overseas) oversee the equipment and ensure the theatre environment is strictly maintained to provide an optimum curing process.

The new screen will provide a more enhanced viewing experience and furthers our commitment to providing Melbourne with what is simply an unrivalled premium cinema experience.

IMAX Melbourne will reopen on Thursday 8th September  2016 with the release of three new titles:

  1. A BEAUTIFUL PLANET 3D
  2. SULLY
  3. THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 3D

We look forward to welcoming you back when we re-open.

Best Regards, The IMAX Team.

Jurassic World 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Jurassic World 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Jurassic World 3D

Rated: M
Violence
Audio Description Runtime: 125 minutes
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Jurassic World 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

See the film for one night only on Feb 14th at 9:15pm!

ALL TICKETS $20 (Big League Members $16)  

22 years after the events of "Jurassic Park," Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World - that sees more than 20,000 visitors a day. This new park includes a biological preserve, a safari, a zoo, and a theme park type setting. The island also contains a luxury resort with hotels, restaurants, nightlife, and golf. And, of course, unprecedented up-close access to real, living dinosaurs - the full execution of John Hammond's dream.

After many years, Jurassic World’s attendance rates begin to decline and a new attraction, created to re-spark visitor interest, gravely backfires, as humanity's continuing efforts to dominate nature generate unexpected, and dangerous, results.

The IMAX release of Jurassic World will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

FIFA World Cup 2014 FINAL | IMAX Melbourne
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FIFA World Cup 2014 FINAL | IMAX Melbourne

FIFA World Cup 2014 FINAL

Runtime: Each match - approx. 135 mins

SEE GERMANY vs ARGENTINA in the FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 FINAL LIVE on MELBOURNE'S BIGGEST SCREEN!

Buy your tickets now!

If you missed your flight to Brazil, couldn't afford it or your visa was denied thanks to those crazy years you experienced back when you were a little younger, then fear not - IMAX Melbourne has you covered!

Experience for the first time on the GIANT IMAX screen the LIVE broadcast of the following select FIFA World Cup matches:

- July 14 @ 5am - WORLD CUP FINAL (Doors open 4:15am)

FINAL TICKETS $30*

With an on-screen image of approximately 26m wide by 15m high you'll feel as though you're not just in the actual stadium but on the field with the players! Get right in amongst it with your friends and family and experience all the on field excitement from the comfort of your cinema seat.

Broadcast for each of the above games will commence approximately 30mins before the scheduled kick-off time, meaning theatre doors will open 45 minutes before kick off with our coffee machine primed and ready to go!

*Sorry no discounts or free tickets apply to these Special Event screenings

Guardians of the Galaxy 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Guardians of the Galaxy 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Guardians of the Galaxy 3D

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Rated: M
Science fiction themes and violence
Runtime: 122 minutes
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Guardians of the Galaxy 3D will be presented in IMAX DIGITAL

Become a BIG LEAGUE MEMBER and buy discount tickets to this movie! CLICK HERE for more info.

SPECIALLY FORMATTED FOR IMAX! Guardians of the Galaxy 3D director James Gunn has chosen select key action sequences to 'open up' in IMAX. Exclusively in IMAX® theatres, the major sequences will expand to fill more of the IMAX screen*, providing moviegoers with even greater scope, breathtaking image quality and stunningly immersive 3D visuals, for a truly unrivalled cinema experience.

Director James Gunn - 'As an exra benefit for those who see the film in IMAX 3D, we will be changing the aspect ratios throughout the film in a way that makes the experience even fuller and more encompassing. I've personally chosen all the places where the changes occur and I love how it's coming along. The changing aspect ratios in this case are actually part of the storytelling.'

CLICK HERE to watch Director James Gunn talking about why you need to see Guardians of the Galaxy in IMAX 3D.

An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy's fate in the balance.

*Select key sequences will be presented in a 1.9:1 aspect ratio (the ratio of the image width to the image height) rather than the 2.40:1 for the conventional release. This aspect ratio is optimised to take advantage of the taller IMAX screen (with the on-screen image height expanding from approx. 11m to 15m) - offering moviegoers 26% more of the image than standard cinemas.

 

IMAX BIG LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP | IMAX Melbourne
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IMAX BIG LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP

IMAX BIG LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP

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IMAX Melbourne has a BIG LEAGUE membership program to match the BIG SCREEN experience!

Ticket and Candy bar discounts, every 6th movie free, access to advance sales and invites to exclusive screenings and events - what more do you want?

CLICK HERE for more information on what we offering and to buy your membership to the biggest movie club around!

Why Choose IMAX? | IMAX Melbourne
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Why Choose IMAX? | IMAX Melbourne

Why Choose IMAX?

The IMAX Experience differs significantly from watching a movie in a normal multiplex cinema, here are 6 x main reasons why you should experience a movie at IMAX Melbourne:

  1. Laser Projection Technology: IMAX Melbourne boasts the world's most technologically advanced and powerful projection system in the world - IMAX LASER, which as the name suggests uses a high-powered laser light engine (rather than traditional xenon lamps) in each of its twin 4K proprietary digital projectors to light the huge screen sheet (see point 2!); thus providing audiences with the sharpest, brightest, clearest and most vivid on screen images ever - watch the video on this page or read more HERE

  2. Screen Size: Bigger is most definitely better when it comes to experiencing the latest movie blockbusters, and there's no screen bigger than ours! IMAX Melbourne hosts the world’s largest cinema screen (measuring 32m in width by 23m in height) and it's this unrivaled scale allows viewers to be transported right into the action.

  3. Theatre Geometry:  It’s not just the large screen that makes a difference, it’s the shape of the auditorium and how the seats are placed.  Many movie auditoriums are long and narrow, to get the most people in, with the screen way off at the far end.  The distinctive shape of an IMAX theatre is designed to bring the audience not only closer to the screen, but better-positioned in relation to it.  The result is an image that’s wider and higher than your field of view, giving you the feeling you’re part of the action – not just watching it.

  4. Digital Remastering: As sensational as the image out of our super-star 'bells & whistles' projector is, it can be limited by the quality of the content going into it. The secret sauce in the IMAX mix is DMR – or Digital Re-mastering – a transformative proprietary process that turns an already powerful movie into a breathtaking IMAX blockbuster with unparalleled image and sound quality. IMAX spends months on location and in the editing room with the director and technical teams of each film – meticulously adjusting the saturation, contrast, brightness and hundreds of details in virtually every frame in order to present the movie at its best.

  5. IMAX Sound:  A surprisingly large part of the IMAX experience is the sound.  That’s what makes an IMAX movie visceral. You don’t just see a movie in IMAX, you feel it in your bones. One reason is the sheer power of the custom, patented fully immersive 12.1 channel 15,000 watt digital speaker system in an IMAX theatre. Another is the wider frequency response – which means higher highs and lows so low they’re as much vibrations as sounds. The customised theatre geometry also plays its part here as sound is also affected by the room in which the listener sits and as such the theatre is designed as much around the sound output as the on-screen visuals.

  6. IMAX 3D: The difference between IMAX 3D and regular 3D is as vast as the difference between an IMAX movie and an ordinary one.  3D requires two images – one for the left eye and one for the right eye – to be projected onto the screen at the same time. Whereas most multiplex cinemas utilise one projector to do this, alternating the projection of each eye’s image, IMAX uses two projectors – one dedicated to each eye, ensuring unsurpassed brightness and clarity. Almost all 3D cinemas in multiplexes are compromised in their design, as they are retrofitted 2D cinemas.  IMAX Melbourne was designed and purpose built as a 3D theatre from the outset, ensuring only the highest quality 3D experience no matter where you’re seated.

IMAX offers what is simply the finest movie going experience on offer - it's the only choice that discerning movie goers need to make. But please don't take our word for it, come and experience it for yourself, we hope to see you here soon!

Unseen World 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Unseen World 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Unseen World 3D

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Rated: CTC
Exempt from Classification
Runtime: 45 minutes

Experience events that unfold too slowly for human perception; "see” the beauty, drama, and even humour of phenomena that occur in the flash of a microsecond; enter a microscopic world once reserved for scientists, but now made accessible to the rest of us; and begin to understand that what we actually see is only a fraction of what there is to see on Earth.

High-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy, and nanotechnology are just a few of the advancements that allow us to see a universe of things, events, creatures, and processes we never even knew existed. These technologies give us new “superpowers” to see beyond what's in front of us.

Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, Unseen World 3D will leave audiences in thrall as they begin to understand the enormity of the world they can’t see—a world that exists in the air they breathe, on their bodies, and in all of the events that occur around them minute by minute and nanosecond by nanosecond. And with this understanding comes a new appreciation of the wonder and possibilities of science.

Watch Director Louie Schwartzberg's TED talk about Unseen World 3D - HERE

Teacher Information: This film links closely to The Mind: Enter the Labyrinth and Bugs Alive! exhibitions at Melbourne Museum. To find out more click here or call 03 8341 7767 to book your joint package.

Victorian Curriculum Links: Science, Marine Biology, Biology, Science Understanding (Biological Science); Sustainability; Geography

FAQ: Click here to see our excursions FAQs 

*The content of Unseen World 3D has been assessed as meeting the Exempt from Classification criteria as defined by the Australian Classification office.

Space Station 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Space Station 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Space Station 3D

SPACE STATION 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

Take your students on the ultimate field trip... to the International Space Station.    

Space Station 3D is an exciting and memorable learning experience that will inspire and captivate students of all ages. Join astronauts as they travel through space to their new home on the ISS, learn how the space station was built, what daily life is like on board, and how scientific study in outer space can address concerns for our life and environment here on earth. 

Using advanced 3D-technology, the film depicts the greatest engineering happening since a man landed on the Moon in 1969. Amongst these is the on-orbit assembly of the International Space Station as it travels 220 miles above the Earth at the speed of 17,500 mph. The film also has included sequences that portray the force of a rocket launch, as well as a look into the depths of space. Students will experience life in zero gravity, and accompany the astronauts on a spacewalk.


Space Station is produced and directed by Toni Myers and narrated by Tom Cruise. 

 

Teacher Information: 

This film links closely to the Dynamic Earth exhibition at Melbourne Museum. To find out more click here or call 03 8341 7767 to book your joint package.

Victorian Curriculum Links: 

Science, Space Travel, Science Understanding (Earth and Space science) and Science as a human endeavour

FAQ: 

Click here to see our excursions FAQs 

Mailing list & Double Film Deal: 

Sign up here to receive our IMAX Education e-newsletter which contains information about upcoming films, events, discounts and invitations to previews.

Double Film Deal: For the special price of $16 for both films, why not extend your visit and see another one of our wonderful IMAX films 

METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER: An IMAX 3D Experience | IMAX Melbourne
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METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER: An IMAX 3D Experience | IMAX Melbourne

METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER: An IMAX 3D Experience

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Rated: M
Violence, themes and coarse language
Runtime: 93 minutes
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Metallica Through the Never 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL 

The BIGGEST BAND, The BIGGEST SCREEN - METALLICA returns for a strictly limited season from Jan 19 - 3D HAS NEVER FELT THIS HEAVY!

"IMAX! It doesn't get bigger or cooler than that!" said Lars Ulrich who formed Metallica in 1981 together with James Hetfield. "For four guys in a rock band of average height, to get a chance to unleash their 3D film on IMAX screens the size of buildings across the country is a mind-blowing thought. 'Hey look, Mom, I'm 50 feet tall (finally!)' There is no better way to experience film and when you throw in the spectacle of music and sound this should amount to an unprecedented, unique and truly next level experience."

Starring Metallica, a cast of thousands of their fans and breakout star Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Metallica Through the Never is written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal (Predators, Kontroll) and produced by former IMAX film producer Charlotte Huggins (Journey to the Center of the Earth). The film marries groundbreaking footage and editing techniques with a compelling narrative, in which a band crew member (played by DeHaan) is sent out on a mission during Metallica's roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. While on this mission, he unexpectedly has his life turned completely upside down.

The IMAX release of Metallica Through the Never will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Gravity 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Gravity 3D

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Rated: M
Survival themes; disturbing images; coarse language
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 92 minutes

Gravity 3D will be presented in IMAX DIGITAL

TWO SESSIONS ONLY! (Or see it as a double-header with INTERSTELLAR!)

Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in “Gravity,” a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space.  The film was directed by Oscar® nominee Alfonso Cuarón (“Children of Men”). Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring.  But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes.  The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.

The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue.  As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

The IMAX release of Gravity will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customised theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will immerse audiences within the movie.

Hidden Universe 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Hidden Universe 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Hidden Universe 3D

Runtime: 45 minutes

With the full power of IMAX 3D cinematography, the deepest reaches of our universe are brought to life with unprecedented clarity through real images captured by the world’s most powerful telescopes—seen on-screen and in 3D for the first time.

Stunning, high-resolution 3D images of space allow moviegoers to explore the earliest galaxies, watch stars being born in vivid clouds of gas and dust, tour the surface of Mars, and witness images of distant celestial structures including stunning views of the Sun. Seen for the first time in IMAX 3D, these dramatic new images offer fresh insight into the origins and evolution of the universe.

Narrated by Golden Globe winner Miranda Richardson, Hidden Universe 3D is a December Cinema Productions film produced in association with Film Victoria, Swinburne University of Technology, and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). December Cinema Productions is a division of December Media, one of Australia’s most experienced producers of award-winning live action and documentary television. With more than 20 years of experience, the company is known for its high-quality dramas, documentaries and series made for Australian and international markets. Hidden Universe 3D is the company’s first film for IMAX theatres and follows in its long tradition of making screen-based entertainment that excites and inspires.

Teacher Information: 

This film links closely to the Dynamic Earth exhibition at Melbourne Museum. To find out more click here or call 03 8341 7767 to book your joint package.

Victorian Curriculum Links: 

Science, Science Understanding (Earth and Space Science) Space and Solar Systems  

FAQ: 

Click here to see our excursions FAQs 

Mailing list & Double Film Deal: 

Sign up here to receive our IMAX Education e-newsletter which contains information about upcoming films, events, discounts and invitations to previews.

Double Film Deal: For the special price of $16 for both films, why not extend your visit and see another one of our wonderful IMAX films 

Titans of the Ice Age 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Titans of the Ice Age 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Titans of the Ice Age 3D

Rated: PG
Mild themes
Runtime: 45 minutes

Titans of the Ice Age 3D transports viewers to the beautiful and otherworldy frozen landscapes of North America, Europe and Asia ten thousand years before modern civilization. 

Dazzling computer-generated imagery brings this mysterious era to life - from saber-toothed cats and cave bears to dire wolves and woolly mammoths - giants both feared and hunted by prehistoric humans.  

The Ice Age marks a dynamic chapter in the development of the human spirit, a great test of survival, a "trial by ice" that would compel our ancestors to seek understanding and meaning in nature.  These inventions and discoveries - art, language, clothing, the taming of fire - born of the Pleistocene, were tools that defined and civilized the human species.  

Ironically, our spirit of ingenuity and survival instincts would ultimately provide us with the power and knowledge to alter the very forces of nature that once shaped our existence.  And the consequences, from species devastation to global warming, have become the great challenges in the modern era.  

The Ice Age takes a thoughtful look at the relationships between the Earth, her resources and inhabitants, and our role in a changing world.  As the planet now warms by our own hand, jeopardizing thousands of species, how can we tap into the same great human capacity for innovation to solve today's emerging threats?

 

Teacher Information: 

This film links closely to the Dinosaur Walk; 600 million years and Victoria Evolves exhibitions at Melbourne Museum. To find out more click here or call 03 8341 7767 to book your joint package.

Victorian Curriculum Links: 

Humanities, Social Science, Science Understanding (Biological Science & Earth) Science as Human Endeavour, Sustainability and Geography

FAQ: 

Click here to see our excursions FAQs 

Mailing list & Double Film Deal: 

Sign up here to receive our IMAX Education e-newsletter which contains information about upcoming films, events, discounts and invitations to previews.

Double Film Deal: For the special price of $16 for both films, why not extend your visit and see another one of our wonderful IMAX films 

Jurassic Park (1993) 3D - Special Science Week Screening | IMAX Melbourne
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Jurassic Park (1993) 3D - Special Science Week Screening | IMAX Melbourne

Jurassic Park (1993) 3D - Special Science Week Screening

Opens: 18th August

Jurassic Park 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

SCIENCE WEEK AT IMAX!

ONE SPECIAL EVENT SCREENING ONLY* - SATURDAY AUGUST 18 @ 6:30PM!

*This special event screening includes an introduction to the film from Museums Victoria’s expert palaeontologist Dr Erich M.G. Fitzgerald (Senior Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology), and Dr Stephen Poropat, vertebrate palaeontologist at Swinburne University of Technology and the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum.

Together, Dr Erich and Dr Stephen will talk about how our understanding of dinosaur palaeobiology is dramatically different from 1993 when the original Jurassic Park movie was released. Discover how the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park might look and behave if the movie was made today.

For more information about Science Week, please visit: https://museumsvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/whats-on/national-science-week/ 

Come on an adventure to Isla Nublar, home to a theme park full of living dinosaurs cultivated from prehistoric DNA… what could possibly go wrong?!

Experience Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic JURASSIC PARK in immersive IMAX 3D, to celebrate National Science Week and all things palaeontology with IMAX Melbourne and Museums Victoria!

With his remastering of the epic into a state-of-the-art 3D format, Spielberg introduces the three-time Academy Award® winning blockbuster to a new generation of moviegoers and allows longtime fans to experience the world he envisioned in a way that was unimaginable during the film’s original release.

Jurassic Park 3D follows two dinosaur experts - Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Sattler - as they are invited by eccentric millionaire John Hammond to preview his new amusement park on an island off Costa Rica. By cloning DNA harvested from pre-historic insects, Hammond has been able to create living dinosaurs for his new Jurassic Park, an immense animal preserve housing real brachiosaurs, dilophosaurs, triceratops, velociraptors, and a Tyrannosaurus Rex. 

Accompanied by cynical scientist Ian Malcolm, who is obsessed with chaos theory, and Hammond's two grandchildren, they are sent on a tour through Hammond's new resort in computer controlled touring cars. But as a tropical storm hits the island, knocking out the power supply, and an unscrupulous employee sabotages the system so that he can smuggle dinosaur embryos out of the park, the dinosaurs start to rage out of control.  Grant then has to bring Hammond's grandchildren back to safety as the group is pursued by the gigantic, prehistoric man-eating beasts.

PACIFIC RIM 3D (2013) | IMAX Melbourne
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PACIFIC RIM 3D (2013) | IMAX Melbourne

PACIFIC RIM 3D (2013)

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Rated: M
Science fiction violence
Runtime: 131 minutes
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PACIFIC RIM 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

EXPERIENCE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN IMAX LASER 3D BEFORE PACIFIC RIM UPRISING!

TWO SESSIONS ONLY:

IMAX moviegoers will see up to 26% more of the image on screen in Pacific Rim! The IMAX presentation of Pacific Rim will be specially formatted to feature a larger aspect ratio (the ratio of the image width to the image height) than the conventional release for the entirety of the film. This aspect ratio (1.90:1 presentation vs. a 2.40:1 presentation), which is optimised to take advantage of the IMAX screen, will allow you to see more of the image and result in a full panorama of the action – further immersing you into the vast scale and scope of the film and providing an up-close, you-are-there experience that can’t be missed.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge.

But even the Jaegers proved almost defenceless in the face of the relentless Kaiju.  On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

The IMAX release of Pacific Rim will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customised theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will immerse audiences within the movie. 

 

Flight of the Butterflies 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Flight of the Butterflies 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Flight of the Butterflies 3D

Exploring the world of butterflies and lifecycles this term? Flight of the Butterflies 3D is an interconnected scientific adventure story that spans not only thousands of miles, but generations.

Be part of the remarkable Monarch butterfly migration, the most incredible migration on Earth, and the determined scientist who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously disappeared when they flew south for winter. Enjoy the beautiful and colourful world of butterflies while unlocking the secrets of the greatest migration on earth in an awe inspiring tale of dedication and discovery.

 

 4 out of 4 stars!

“A MUST SEE 3D IMAX JOURNEY…a feast for the eyes and one of the best IMAX documentaries" -  Seattle Times 

“Phenomenal IMAX 3D visuals…neatly balances entertainment and education. Bound to fascinate" - Variety

“It is thought that Flight of the Butterflies 3D … could do for butterflies what the feature documentary March of the Penguins did for penguins” - The Guardian UK 

The Last Reef 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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The Last Reef 3D | IMAX Melbourne

The Last Reef 3D

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Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish, visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see. Shot on location in Palau, Vancouver Island, French Polynesia, Mexico, and The Bahamas, The Last Reef 3D takes us on a global journey to explore our connection with the ocean’s complex, parallel worlds. New underwater 3D technology takes us into the heart of the reef, revealing a habitat more diverse and more colorful than you ever imagined!

The Last Reef 3D showcases the magnificence of coral reefs around the world, whilst highlighting the first hand effects of agriculture and industry on our life sustaining oceans.We think of reefs as exotic, distant places with little or no connection to our everyday world. Yet every reef is a living city beneath the sea with a parallel existence to ours, distant yet undeniably connected to our every day lives.

Reefs are hotspots of biodiversity as vital to life on earth as the rain-forests. They have been shaping our shorelines, literally forming islands and mountains, for millions of years.  With incredible capacity to regenerate, the fossil record shows that given time they have recovered from all of earth’s major extinction events.  Even reefs pulverised by atomic blasts at Bikini Atoll have regenerated.

Yet within our lifetime, reefs have come to face their greatest threat. With 300 tons of anthropogenic carbon dioxide dissolving into the sea every second, the coral, shell and bone that makes up the worlds reefs are beginning to crumble as our oceans become more acidic.  This ocean acidification is causing reefs to vanish at an alarming rate; 90% of Caribbean reefs have already disappeared with scientists now predicting all the world’s coral reefs could be gone within our lifetime... 

Discount Undercover Carparking | IMAX Melbourne
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Discount Undercover Carparking

Discount Undercover Carparking

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See your favourite movie on our seven storey screen without paying big prices for parking!

You can now park in the convenient Melbourne Museum undercover car park at the following discounted rates when you buy a ticket to see a movie at IMAX Melbourne Museum:

It couldn’t be easier: just enter our undercover car park from either Rathdowne or Nicholson Street, take your parking pass and ask our friendly Box Office staff to validate it for you when you come to see any movie playing at IMAX.

Or, if you like to plan in advance you can now book online and still access these great rates! Simply use the Promo code: IMAX when booking!

Car Park book online

CLICK HERE to see a map of our location

THE DARK KNIGHT | IMAX Melbourne
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THE DARK KNIGHT | IMAX Melbourne

THE DARK KNIGHT

THE DARK KNIGHT
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Rated: M
Frequent action violence
Runtime: 152 minutes
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THE DARK KNIGHT will be presented on IMAX 1570 FILM

Experience Nolan's masterpiece 10yrs to the day since release - ONE SESSION ONLY!

Experience it as part of the DARK KNIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE

The Dark Knight sees the rise of one of the most callous criminals ever to have walked the streets of Gotham City.  With exclusive scenes shot with IMAX cameras, watch as the Caped Crusader comes face to face with his greatest nemesis yet, The Joker, before seeing the epic finale, The Dark Knight Rises.

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to dismantle the remaining criminal organisations that plague Gotham City.  But a new threat emerges with the rising of a psychopathic criminal known only as ‘The Joker’ (Heath Ledger), whose eerie grin, laughter, and inhuman morality makes him even more dangerous than the wave of crime he is about to unleash.  This mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind creates a new wave of chaos and drives Batman and the city of Gotham to its limits.

BATMAN BEGINS | IMAX Melbourne
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BATMAN BEGINS | IMAX Melbourne

BATMAN BEGINS

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Rated: M
Mature themes; moderate violence
Runtime: 140 minutes
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BATMAN BEGINS will be presented on IMAX 1570 FILM

Back on the big screen as part of the NOLANATHON IMAX FILM FESTIVAL!

Experience it as part of the DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY - 9hrs of Batman & 90mins of IMAX Sequences!

The young Bruce Wayne leads a privileged life as the son of wealthy, philanthropist parents, both of whom stress their commitment to improving the lives of the citizens of crime-ridden Gotham City. However, after his mother and father are murdered b a mugger, Wayne grows into an impudent young man, full of rage and bent on retribution until encouraged by his childhood sweetheart, Rachel Dawes (Katie Holmes), to search for answers beyond his own personal vendettas.

Wayne eventually finds discipline in the Far East under the tutelage of Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), a member of the mysterious League of Shadows who guides him in the study of martial arts - and the ways in which an ordinary man can hone his senses to an almost superhuman acuity. After seven years away from Gotham, Wayne returns, determined to bring peace and safety back to the city. With the help of his faithful manservant, Alfred Pennyworth (Michael Caine), and Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), a scientist at his late father's corporation, Wayne develops a secret identity as Batman, a masked fighter for justice. But when a shady psychiatrist (Cillian Murphy) joins forces with the criminal underworld, Wayne realizes that putting an end to their nefarious plans will be very difficult indeed.

 

IMAX and Melbourne Museum Joint package | IMAX Melbourne
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IMAX and Melbourne Museum Joint package | IMAX Melbourne

IMAX and Melbourne Museum Joint package

IMAX and Melbourne Museum Joint package

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Melbourne Museum is an absolute must visit destination that offers rich and often surprising insights into life in Victoria, from the states natural environment to its culture and history. So what better way to experience it than by seeing an IMAX movie preceded or followed by a visit to the Museum!

Best of all IMAX has an amazing ticket offer whereby if you purchase an adult ticket to any IMAX movie you'll receive half price entry into Melbourne Museum!

Adult tickets are $7.50 when purchased in conjunction with any IMAX movie ticket and must be purchased at the IMAX box office (Children and concessions are free at Melbourne Museum)

So check out what's showing on the big screen at IMAX and then check out what's on at the Melbourne Museum and plan your visit accordingly.

Whatever it is you decide to do, IMAX and Melbourne Museum are better together and we look forward to seeing you here soon!*

 

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES | IMAX Melbourne
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THE DARK KNIGHT RISES | IMAX Melbourne

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
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THE DARK KNIGHT RISES will be presented on IMAX 1570 FILM

Experience it as part of the DARK KNIGHT DOUBLE FEATUREONE SESSION ONLY!

Featuring 72 minutes of footage filmed with IMAX cameras, IMAX Melbourne Museum is the only way to experience The Dark Knight Rises. Including IMAX Melbourne, only 102 giant screen IMAX theatres in the world will screen The Dark Knight Rises on the epic scale director Chris Nolan intended...

"Having shot almost half the picture with large-format IMAX film cameras, it is very important to me that we show 'The Dark Knight Rises' in the IMAX film format wherever possible. Audiences everywhere should be assured that every presentation of the film will be of the highest standard—having benefited from the clarity and depth IMAX cameras offer. However, these 102 screens will showcase the original IMAX film photography in its optimum form, and I hope anyone who has an opportunity to experience the film in these theatres will seek it out." Christopher Nolan, writer, producer, director The Dark Knight Rises.

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The IMAX sequences will expand vertically to fill the full height (23 metres) of the IMAX screen. CLICK HERE for more information about the 'IMAX Difference' and how The Dark Knight Rises makes use of the giant screen format. 

In the years following Batman's absence, Gotham City experiences a time of peace thanks to Harvey Dent's inspiration and good reputation.  However, a new threat has risen with plans to destroy Gotham City from within and taint the good name of Harvey Dent's memory, in the form of the bone crushing, skull cracking, spine ripping master villain ‘Bane’.

When the Gotham police force fails to capture this new terrorist, Commissioner Gordon seeks for Batman to return, and Bruce Wayne must once again become the caped crusader to take on the ultimate villain.

“(Bane is) He’s brutal. Brutal. He’s a big dude who’s incredibly clinical, in the fact that he has a result-based and oriented fighting style. It’s not about fighting. It’s about carnage. The style is heavy-handed, heavy-footed, it’s nasty. Anything from small-joint manipulation to crushing skulls, crushing rib cages, stamping on shins and knees and necks and collarbones and snapping heads off and tearing his fists through chests, ripping out spinal columns. He is a terrorist mentality as well as in brutal action.” Tom Hardy, Empire Magazine, 2011

 

 

Double Documentary Deal | IMAX Melbourne
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Double Documentary Deal | IMAX Melbourne

Double Documentary Deal

Double Documentary Deal

Want to see more at IMAX? Want double the fun? Then we've got a deal for you!

Buy a ticket to any IMAX Documentary film and see your second IMAX Documentary film for half price!

One Film       Two Films
Adults $18.00 $27.00
Children $12.00 $18.00
Concession / Seniors         $15.00 $22.50
Family 1Ad + 2Ch $39.00 $58.50
Family 2Ad + 1Ch $44.00 $66.00
Family 2Ad + 2Ch $55.00 $82.50

 

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1) Tickets must be purchased for two different movies
2) Both movies must be viewed on the same day
3) This offer is valid for tickets puchased on site only
4) This offer is valid for IMAX Documentary films only, and is not valid for feature length movies
5) Prices above apply to General Admission seating only (not valid for Premium Blue seating)
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Tornado Alley 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Tornado Alley 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Tornado Alley 3D

"Tornado Alley is without question the most anticipated giant screen release in the last 10 years". Davy Duszynski, Vice President, Cincinnati Museum Center.

Join Storm Chasers' (Discovery Channel) star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, in the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes on this heart-pounding science adventure. Armed with an IMAX camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, along with an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created the stars of Tornado Alley take audiences on a thrilling quest to experience a tornado’s destructive power at point blank range.

Filmmaker Sean Casey’s personal quest to capture the birth of a tornado with an IMAX camera takes viewers on a breathtaking journey into the heart of the storm. Traversing the “severe weather capital of the world,” Tornado Alley documents two unprecedented missions seeking to encounter one of Earth’s most awe-inspiring events.  A team of equally driven scientists, the VORTEX2 researchers, experience the relentless strength of nature’s elemental forces as they literally surround tornadoes and the supercell storms that form them, gathering the most comprehensive severe weather data ever collected. This science adventure reveals the beauty and the power of some of our planet’s most extreme—and least understood—weather phenomena.

Experience the adrenaline and the science of nature’s most dramatic phenomena on the giant IMAX screen.

Born To Be Wild 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Born To Be Wild 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Born To Be Wild 3D

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Rated: G
General
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 45 minutes

Born to be Wild 3D is an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals.  This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them — saving endangered species one life at a time. 

Stunningly captured in IMAX 3D, Born To Be Wild 3D is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick, as they and their team rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild.  Narrated by Morgan Freeman.

Born to be Wild 3D has been given a Truly Moving Picture Award and Dove Foundation seal of approval. Heartland Truly Moving Pictures recognizes and honors filmmakers whose work artistically expresses hope and respect for positive values of life, and the Dove Foundation is an organization that endorses family-friendly entertainment.

Egypt: Secrets Of The Mummies | IMAX Melbourne
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Egypt: Secrets Of The Mummies | IMAX Melbourne

Egypt: Secrets Of The Mummies

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Rated: G
General
Runtime: 45 minutes

Egypt: Secrets of the Mummies allows audiences to explore the mysterious world of ancient Egypt through the fabric of its ancient mummies and monuments. Part historic journey and part scientific adventure the key historical thread of this movie is the re-enactment of one of the great discoveries in modern history: the late 19th century find of a cache of forty mummies, including twelve Kings of Egypt, among them, the legendary Ramses the Great.

Witness the grandeur and spectacle of ancient Egypt, meeting both Ramses and the love of his life, Queen Nefertari and observe one of the great ancient marvels of the world, Abu Simbel, being built. See how modern day analysis of mummies and their DNA is not only increasing our understanding of ancient Egypt, but providing potentially valuable clues to our future as well. This is a real life Indiana Jones adventure of grave robbers and hidden treasure interwoven with the tale of the evolution of science.

 

Teacher Information: 

Egypt: Secrets of the Mummies is a great compliment to those students learning about Ancient Egypt in years 7 and 8. To find out more about this film and Melbourne Museum related exhibitions visit here or call 03 8341 7767 to book your joint package. 

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Under the Sea 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Under the Sea 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Under the Sea 3D

Rated: G
General
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 45 minutes
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Under the Sea 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

Audiences will be transported to uniquely exotic locations including The Great Barrier Reef, Southern Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, to experience face-to-face encounters with some of the ocean's most mysterious and unusual creatures.

The filmmaking team has captured some of the most extraordinary marine life ever shot on film, including the Stonefish - the world's most venomous fish - and a new species of shark yet to be described by science. Audiences will also be treated to an up-close look at South Australia's exquisite Leafy Sea Dragon and the endangered puppy-like Sea Lion - animals that can be found nowhere else on Earth.

Filmed with the IMAX 3D camera, the highest resolution motion picture camera ever created, UNDER THE SEA 3D will immerse audiences in this amazing underwater world as never before - bringing them face-to-face with these magical creatures.


INCEPTION | IMAX Melbourne
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INCEPTION | IMAX Melbourne

INCEPTION

Rated: M
Violence
Runtime: 148 minutes
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INCEPTION will be presented on IMAX 1570 FILM

INCEPTION & INTERSTELLAR DOUBLE HEADER! See INCEPTION back to back with the first screening of INTERSTELLAR - MORE

Back on the big screen as part of the NOLANATHON IMAX FILM FESTIVAL!

Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Director: The Dark Knight) directs an international cast in an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams. 

Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction: stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. 

Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption; one last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible - inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse; their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move; an enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.

"The images deserve to be untarnished by much explanation - you should see them for yourself and on the biggest screen you can - it's coming to IMAX - book now" Empire Magazine

"Inception is a masterpiece....Nolan has created a massive, immersive and complete visual experience. I actually can't wait to see this movie again but (this time) in IMAX, to be completely enveloped in the universe that Nolan has created" Chud.com

Forces of Nature | IMAX Melbourne
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Forces of Nature | IMAX Melbourne

Forces of Nature

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Rated: PG
Mature themes
Runtime: 45 minutes

With National Geographic's trademark combination of scientific excellence, dramatic storytelling skill and human emotion, Forces of Nature showcases the awesome spectacle of earthquakes, volcanoes and severe storms. Follow scientists on their quest to understand how their origins and how natural disasters are triggered. Visit the island of Montserrat where volcanoes have been erupting for nearly a decade and meet a volcanologist searching for clues that might foretell future eruptions.

Halfway around the world in Istanbul we meet a geophysicist who is studying the deadliest of all natural disasters: earthquakes.  In 1999 residents of Izmit, Turkey, awoke in horror to experience an earthquake 7.4 on the Richter Scale, lasting 48 seconds. With the aid of the giant IMAX screen, witness the violence of the earthquake as floors buckles, walls begin to cave in and dust explodes everywhere.

Finally, join a meteorologist in pursuit of an elusive yet deadly force of nature; tornadoes. Understanding exactly how a tornado is formed may enable meteorologists to predict their occurrence with enough lead-time to save people at risk. For several minutes, witness a severe tornado ripping across the plains of South Dakota.  No lives are lost in this occurrence, but several homes lie in the path of the tornado and we experience with humble amazement the extraordinary, destructive power of nature's fury.

* Please note that Forces of Nature is not presented as an IMAX formatted film

Bugs 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Bugs 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Bugs 3D

Rated: G
General
Closed Caption Runtime: 45 minutes
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Bugs! 3D is a live-action nature drama filmed in awe inspiring, totally immersive IMAX 3D.  Shot on location in Borneo and in a purpose-built studio in Oxford, England, Bugs! 3D explores the dramatic and savage lives of an Old World praying mantis and a beautiful butterfly, known by their Latin names, Hierodula and Papilio.
Hierodula and Papilio are born in the same part of the exotic Borneo rainforest, their home is the foliage around an abandoned and dilapidated shack on the edge of the river. Here, we witness Hierodula and Papilio mature and grow. Hierodula develops by incomplete metamorphosis; emerging from his egg as a mini-mantis and shedding his skin regularly on the way to gaining his adult wings. Papilio goes through a complete metamorphosis, from caterpillar to butterfly via the pupal stage.
As they develop we meet a fascinating array of creatures who share their habitat. After many near misses, the hunter, Hierodula, acting on instinct, catches Papilio.  But in an uplifting ending we discover that Papilio had managed to lay her eggs before being caught, and the film ends with her offspring emerging from her tiny egg to continue the circle of life.
From metamorphosis to mastery, predator to prey and community to concealment, extraordinary large-format 3D images will bring the audience face-to-face with this amazing universe of creatures. Bugs! 3D will magnify the miniscule world of insects and explore the miracle of their success.

Blue Planet | IMAX Melbourne
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Blue Planet | IMAX Melbourne

Blue Planet

Rated: G
General
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 45 minutes

Blue Planet will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

Billions of people have lived on Earth, but only a few hundred have seen it as it appears in space, suspended like a bright jewel in the vast black void.  In Blue Planet experience a view of our global home as only astronauts can.   Trained to operate the large format IMAX cameras, astronauts from five space shuttle missions have brought back stunning images of the Earth in transition. See a breathtaking earthrise as it fills the giant screen, shimmering blue and majestic in the blackness of space. See a living atlas, as images that follow the curvature of the Earth reveal the landforms recognised from our geography books.

See the familiar shapes of India and Sri Lanka, the Big Island of Hawaii showing what volcanoes can create.  Travel high above the Great Rift Valley of Africa, and the broad Serengeti plain and upon a closer look meet the many species that live there.  View tropical storms as tiny flashing lights from space, but acting violently at ground level. View the plates that make up the earth’s crust and witness what can happen when these plates decide to move.

In Blue Planet see firsthand the most powerful force on earth; causing silt flooded rivers, shrinking lakes and glaciers, expanding deserts, burning rainforests and the smog filled air.   We humans are that force, and the IMAX camera shows us the damage the ever increasing human population is inflicting.
From this most unique vantage point Blue Planet will show you earth, our one and only home as you have never seen it before. 

Antarctica | IMAX Melbourne
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Antarctica | IMAX Melbourne

Antarctica

Rated: G
General
Closed Caption Runtime: 45 minutes
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Antarctica takes viewers on an epic adventure to places unknown, seemingly unattainable and beyond imagination, allowing them to vividly experience what life is really like on the planet's largest, driest desert.
This is a totally immersive cinema experience like no other, bringing Antarctica to its viewers in spectacular dimensions on the world's 3rd largest screen.
The icy chasms and towering glacial peaks become the landscape for a breathtaking aerial journey. Join the first humans to swim through crystalline caverns submerged within the Chaos Glacier; or drop through a weakened snow bridge into the jaws of a dark and deadly crevasse.
From the South Pole watch the sun make its daily trip around the world without ever dipping below the horizon.
The sight of emperor penguins perform an enthralling underwater ballet below the ice cap makes for some truly memorable cinematic moments that linger in the mind long after the film has finished.

Hubble 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Hubble 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Hubble 3D

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Rated: G
General
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 45 minutes

HUBBLE 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

Experience the gripping story - full of hope, crushing disappointment, dazzling ingenuity, bravery, and triumph - in HUBBLE 3D, the seventh awe-inspiring film from the award-winning IMAX Space Team. 

Vividly captured in IMAX 3D, HUBBLE 3D recounts the amazing journey of the most important scientific instrument since Galileo's original telescope and the greatest success in space since the Moon Landing - the Hubble Space Telescope. Audiences will accompany the space walking astronauts as they attempt some of the most difficult tasks ever undertaken in NASA's history, and will experience up close the awesome power of the launches, the heartbreaking setbacks, and the dramatic rescues of this most powerful story.
 
HUBBLE 3D will also reveal the cosmos as never before, allowing viewers of all ages to explore the grandeur of the nebulae and galaxies, the birth and death of stars, and some of the greatest mysteries of our celestial surroundings, all in amazing IMAX 3D.

"Star gazing with Leonardo DiCaprio is an awesome out of this world experience. On the giant IMAX screen in breathtaking 3D, this is probably the closest you or I will ever come to space travel." - Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile

AVATAR 3D:  Special Edition | IMAX Melbourne
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AVATAR 3D:  Special Edition | IMAX Melbourne

AVATAR 3D:  Special Edition

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Rated: M
Violence
Runtime: 170 minutes
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AVATAR 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

EXPERIENCE AVATAR 3D IN STUNNING IMAX 4K LASER PROJECTION!

Special Extended Edition returning to the big screen for a strictly limited season.

Return to Pandora and see the ground breaking 3D special effects on the giant IMAX screen.

When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's intentions of driving off the native humanoid "Na'vi" in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland.

In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na'vi people with the use of an "avatar" identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand - and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora.