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The Lego Batman Movie 3D | IMAX Melbourne

The Lego Batman Movie 3D

Opens: 30th March
Runtime: To be advised

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO® Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

The IMAX release of The Lego Batman Movie 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.

Living in the Age of Airplanes | IMAX Melbourne
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Living in the Age of Airplanes | IMAX Melbourne

Living in the Age of Airplanes

Opens: 16th February
Rated: CTC
Exempt from Classification*
Runtime: 45 minutes

LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

EXPERIENCE A VISUAL JOURNEY ABOUT HOW FAR WE'VE COME AND HOW FAST WE GOT HERE.

The airplane has changed our world, but do we really understand exactly how much? LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES reminds us how profoundly this amazing invention has changed the way we do just about everything.  It also renews our appreciation for the airplane and stunningly conveys the wonder and grandeur of flying.
 
Not that long ago, traveling between continents was a migration. Now, on any given day, 100,000 flights transport people and products between any two points on Earth in a matter of hours. Indeed, the airplane may be the closest thing we have to a time machine.

Filmed in 18 countries across all 7 continents, the film explores the countless ways the airplane affects our lives (even when we don’t fly). With a fascinating take on history, breathtaking visuals, soaring music, and a truly unique perspective, LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES shows the airplane in a fresh light as it takes audiences on a wondrous trip around the globe.
 
LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES was produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger (One Six Right), is narrated by Harrison Ford, and features an original score by Academy Award® winning composer James Horner (Avatar, Titanic).

*The content of Living in the Age of Airplanes has been assessed as meeting the Exempt from Classification criteria as defined by the Australian Classification office.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 3D

Opens: 25th May
Runtime: To be advised

Pirates of the Carribean: Dead men Tell No Tales 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea including him. Capt. Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

The IMAX release of Pirates of the Carribean: Dead men Tell No Tales 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.

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

Opens: 27th April
Runtime: To be advised

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

No official synopsis has yet been released.

Everyone's favourite rag-tag saviours of the universe are back for another rip-snorting and thoroughly entertaining adventure in stunning IMAX 3D!

The IMAX release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 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.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2D | IMAX Melbourne
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2D | IMAX Melbourne

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2D

Rated: M
Fantasy themes and violence
Runtime: 133 minutes
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2D* will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL 

*Please note that this film page is to provide information regarding select limited screenings of Fantastic Beasts in IMAX 2D. If you wish to view this film in fully immersive IMAX 3D** click here

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 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 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.

**IMAX Melbourne is committed to providing the finest movie going experience in the world. This means breathtaking high quality and fully immersive IMAX 3D images on the world's largest screen via the world's most powerful and technologically advanced cinema projection system - IMAX LASER. IMAX Melbourne was designed and built from the outset to provide an unrivalled 3D experience and we have been proudly doing so since 1998, come and experience IMAX 3D for yourself!

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 | IMAX Melbourne
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HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 | IMAX Melbourne

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2
Rated: M
Fantasy themes and violence
Runtime: 130 mintues
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HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

HARRY POTTER FILM SCREENING SERIES!

Before you see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3D on the big screen, see all 8 films of the Harry Potter series at IMAX Melbourne!

Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.

See Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 for $20, or as part of a Double Feature with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 for $30.

Tickets are available to see ALL 8 Harry Potter films for $100! (These tickets are not available online and must be purchased over the phone - (03) 9663 5454 - or at the IMAX Box Office)

The IMAX release of the Harry Potter Film Screening Series 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.

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 | IMAX Melbourne
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HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 | IMAX Melbourne

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1
Rated: M
Fantasy themes and violence
Runtime: 146 minutes
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HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

HARRY POTTER FILM SCREENING SERIES!

Before you see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3D on the big screen, see all 8 films of the Harry Potter series at IMAX Melbourne!

As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.

See Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 for $20, or as part of a Double Feature with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 for $30.

Tickets are available to see ALL 8 Harry Potter films for $100! (These tickets are not available online and must be purchased over the phone - (03) 9663 5454 - or at the IMAX Box Office)

The IMAX release of the Harry Potter Film Screening Series 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.

HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE | IMAX Melbourne
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HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE | IMAX Melbourne

HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE

HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE
Rated: M
Fantasy Violence
Runtime: 153 minutes
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HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

HARRY POTTER FILM SCREENING SERIES!

Before you see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3D on the big screen, see all 8 films of the Harry Potter series at IMAX Melbourne!

As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

See Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince for $20, or as part of a Double Feature with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for $30.

Tickets are available to see ALL 8 Harry Potter films for $100! (These tickets are not available online and must be purchased over the phone - (03) 9663 5454 - or at the IMAX Box Office)

The IMAX release of the Harry Potter Film Screening Series 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.

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX | IMAX Melbourne
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HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX | IMAX Melbourne

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
Rated: M
Moderate fantasy themes and violence
Runtime: 138 minutes
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HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

HARRY POTTER FILM SCREENING SERIES!

Before you see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3D on the big screen, see all 8 films of the Harry Potter series at IMAX Melbourne!

With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.

See Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for $20, or as part of a Double Feature with Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince for $30.

Tickets are available to see ALL 8 Harry Potter films for $100! (These tickets are not available online and must be purchased over the phone - (03) 9663 5454 - or at the IMAX Box Office)

The IMAX release of the Harry Potter Film Screening Series 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.

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE | IMAX Melbourne
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HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE | IMAX Melbourne

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE
Rated: M
Moderate dark themes, Moderate fantasy violence
Runtime: 157 minutes
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HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

HARRY POTTER FILM SCREENING SERIES!

Before you see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3D on the big screen, see all 8 films of the Harry Potter series at IMAX Melbourne!

Harry finds himself mysteriously selected as an under-aged competitor in a dangerous tournament between three schools of magic.

See Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for $20, or as part of a Double Feature with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for $30.

Tickets are available to see ALL 8 Harry Potter films for $100! (These tickets are not available online and must be purchased over the phone - (03) 9663 5454 - or at the IMAX Box Office)

The IMAX release of the Harry Potter Film Screening Series 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.

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN | IMAX Melbourne
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HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN | IMAX Melbourne

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
Rated: M
Horror elements
Runtime: 141 minutes
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HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

HARRY POTTER FILM SCREENING SERIES!

Before you see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3D on the big screen, see all 8 films of the Harry Potter series at IMAX Melbourne!

It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing

See Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for $20, or as part of a Double Feature with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for $30.

Tickets are available to see ALL 8 Harry Potter films for $100! (These tickets are not available online and must be purchased over the phone - (03) 9663 5454 - or at the IMAX Box Office)

The IMAX release of the Harry Potter Film Screening Series 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.

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS | IMAX Melbourne
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HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS | IMAX Melbourne

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
Rated: PG
Frightening fantasy scenes, Medium level violence
Runtime: 161 minutes
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HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

HARRY POTTER FILM SCREENING SERIES!

Before you see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3D on the big screen, see all 8 films of the Harry Potter series at IMAX Melbourne!

Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him.

See Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for $20, or as part of a Double Feature with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for $30.

Tickets are available to see ALL 8 Harry Potter films for $100! (These tickets are not available online and must be purchased over the phone - (03) 9663 5454 - or at the IMAX Box Office)

The IMAX release of the Harry Potter Film Screening Series 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.

HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE | IMAX Melbourne
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HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE | IMAX Melbourne

HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE

HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE
Rated: PG
Supernatural themes
Runtime: 152 minutes
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HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSPOHER'S STONE will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

HARRY POTTER FILM SCREENING SERIES!

Before you see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3D on the big screen, see all 8 films of the Harry Potter series at IMAX Melbourne!

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

See Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for $20, or as part of a Double Feature with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for $30.

Tickets are available to see ALL 8 Harry Potter films for $100! (These tickets are not available online and must be purchased over the phone - (03) 9663 5454 - or at the IMAX Box Office)

The IMAX release of the Harry Potter Film Screening Series 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: The IMAX Experience | IMAX Melbourne
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DUNKIRK: The IMAX Experience | IMAX Melbourne

DUNKIRK: The IMAX Experience

Opens: 20th July
Runtime: To be advised

DUNKIRK will be presented on: Yet to be confirmed*

SELECT FOOTAGE SHOT WITH IMAX CAMERAS!

In 1940, British forces embark on a mission to evacuate Allied troops from Dunkirk, France.

*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.

IMAX Melbourne installed the latest generation IMAX LASER projection system in September 2015, removing the original IMAX 1570 Film Projector that had served us so well since the theatre opened in 1998. The 1570 Film Projector is currently in dry-storage and we are currently assessing the feasibility of re-installing the Film system for an exclusive IMAX 1570 Film run of DUNKIRK when it opens in July 2017.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back | IMAX Melbourne
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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back | IMAX Melbourne

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Rated: M
Violence
Runtime: 118 minutes
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JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

ONE WEEK ONLY!

ADULTS @ CONCESSION RATE PRICING FOR THIS FILM!

Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) returns with his particular brand of justice in the highly anticipated sequel JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK. Major Susan Turner is the Army Major who heads Reacher’s old investigative unit. She is arrested for Treason and knowing that she is innocent, Reacher must break her out of prison and uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear their names and save their lives. On the run as fugitives from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever. Based upon JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK, author Lee Child’s 18th novel in the best-selling Jack Reacher series, that has seen 100 million books sold worldwide.

The IMAX release of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back 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.

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

Wonder Woman 3D

Opens: 1st June
Runtime: To be advised

WONDER WOMAN 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

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.

Beauty and the Beast 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Beauty and the Beast 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Beauty and the Beast 3D

Opens: 23rd March
Runtime: To be advised

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.

The IMAX release of Beauty and the Beast 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

Opens: 9th March
Runtime: To be advised

KONG: SKULL ISLAND 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

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.

The Great Wall 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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The Great Wall 3D | IMAX Melbourne

The Great Wall 3D

Opens: 16th February
Runtime: To be advised

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

Starring global superstar Matt Damon and directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), Legendary’s The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. The first English-language production for Yimou is the largest film ever shot entirely in China. The Great Wall also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.

The IMAX release of The Great Wall 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.

The Secret Life of Pets 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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The Secret Life of Pets 3D | IMAX Melbourne

The Secret Life of Pets 3D

Rated: G
Very mild sense of threat and some crude humour
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 91 minutes

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

SEE IT IN IMAX 3D AT GREAT VALUE 2D PRICING!

For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school. That’s when the pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own nine-to-five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners, or auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks.

The building’s top dog, Max, a quick-witted terrier rescue who’s convinced he sits at the center of his owner’s universe, finds his pampered life rocked when she brings home Duke, a sloppy, massive mess of a mongrel with zero interpersonal skills. When this reluctant canine duo finds themselves out on the mean streets of New York, they have to set aside their differences and unite against a fluffy-yet-cunning bunny named Snowball, who’s building an army of Ex-Pets abandoned by their owners and out to turn the tables on humanity…all before dinnertime.

The IMAX release of The Secret Life of Pets 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.

SULLY | IMAX Melbourne
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SULLY | IMAX Melbourne

SULLY

Rated: M
Mature themes and coarse language
Runtime: 96 minutes
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SULLY will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

SPECIAL IMAX ASPECT RATIO PRESENTATION*

Clint Eastwood’s Sully, starring Tom Hanks, will be the first film to be shot almost entirely with the new ALEXA IMAX 65mm digital cameras.

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

The ALEXA IMAX 65mm camera is a next-generation revolutionary 2D digital camera developed through a partnership between ARRI and IMAX for use by today's leading filmmakers working in the IMAX® format. The camera, when combined with IMAX’s digital re-mastering process, delivers the highest level of digital image capture and playback resulting in stunning lifelike images with pristine clarity, incredibly fine detail, vivid colors and a higher dynamic range for superior contrast.

*Exclusively in IMAX® theatres, the entire film will expand vertically to fill more of the IMAX screen – delivering 26% more of the image than standard theatres – for greater scope and breathtaking image quality to create a truly unique and immersive experience. Experience the film the way it was intended to be experienced – in IMAX!

 

Star Trek (2009) | IMAX Melbourne
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Star Trek (2009) | IMAX Melbourne

Star Trek (2009)

Star Trek (2009)
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 127 minutes
One session only!

Star Trek (2009) will be presented in IMAX 4K Laser

One session only - July 20th!

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Commander Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time

Star Trek Into Darkness 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Star Trek Into Darkness 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Star Trek Into Darkness 3D

HURRY LAST DAYS!

Star Trek Into Darkness 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K Laser

One night only - July 20th!

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving the world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. Returning to their posts in the sequel are Chris Pine (Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, and Bruce Greenwood. They are joined by new cast members Peter Weller and Alice Eve.

The IMAX release of Star Trek Into Darkness 3D 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 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 info@imaxmelbourne.com.au
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.

Inferno | IMAX Melbourne
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Inferno | IMAX Melbourne

Inferno

Rated: M
Mature themes, violence and coarse language
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: To be advised
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INFERNO will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

ONE WEEK ONLY!

ADULTS @ CONCESSION RATE PRICING FOR THIS FILM!

Academy Award® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown’s (Da Vinci Code) billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world’s population.

The IMAX release of Inferno 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.

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

Museum Alive 3D

Opens: 2nd January
Rated: CTC
Exempt from Classification*
Runtime: 45 minutes

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

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

The Magnificent Seven | IMAX Melbourne
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The Magnificent Seven | IMAX Melbourne

The Magnificent Seven

Rated: M
Violence
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 133 minutes
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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

ADULTS @ CONCESSION RATE PRICING FOR THIS FILM!

With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

This remake of the classic 1960 Western of the same name (itself a Western remake of Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece The Seven Samurai), is directed by Antonie Fuqua and stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt.

The IMAX release of The Magnificent Seven 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.

Doctor Strange 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Doctor Strange 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Doctor Strange 3D

Rated: M
Fantasy themes and violence
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 115 minutes

DOCTOR STRANGE 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

Doctor Strange 3D will take a short screening break during the opening week of Fantastic Beasts, but will return to IMAX from Thursday Nov 24.

"Loaded with amazing visuals that absolutely should be seen in IMAX 3D, the film is a fantastic journey into the concept of alternate realities and parallel dimensions" - Collider HERE

SPECIALLY FORMATTED FOR IMAX! Over one hour of DOCTOR STRANGE will feature an enhanced aspect ratio exclusively in IMAX. These scenes will expand vertically to fill more of the IMAX screen, fully immersing viewers in the action!

3D Is Necessary” To Tell ‘Doctor Strange’s Dimensional Story"...There are other movies like Guardians [of the Galaxy] and Doctor Strange, that will be utterly enhanced in 3D. There are sequences of the film that 3D is actually necessary to tell the dimensional story that is happening, through visuals. And we’re now finding ourselves in VFX reviews going, ‘Okay we know this is perfect for 3D, this is built for 3D... ...the 3D is going to be amazing.” Kevin Feige, MARVEL Studio Head (full Slash Film article HERE)

Doctor Strange follows the story of Doctor Stephen Strange an unlikable and egotistical neurosurgeon. After a horrific car accident limits the use of his hands, Strange embarks on a maddening quest for a miracle cure where, upon meeting the Sorecerer Supreme, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.

This origin story introduces the magical and mystical realms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The IMAX release of Doctor Strange 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.

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

Opens: 15th December
Runtime: 134 minutes
No free tickets until 02 Jan 2017

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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.

The Jungle Book 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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The Jungle Book 3D | IMAX Melbourne

The Jungle Book 3D

Rated: PG
Mild threat & violence, some scenes may scare young children
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 106mins
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THE JUNGLE BOOK 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

SEE IT IN IMAX 3D AT GREAT VALUE 2D PRICING!

Based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli, a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan, who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat.

Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera, and the free-spirited bear Baloo. Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa, a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie, who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.

“The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world.

Ghostbusters 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Ghostbusters 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Ghostbusters 3D

Rated: PG
Mild supernatural themes and coarse language, some scenes may scare young children
Runtime: 116 minutes
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THIS IS SPECTACULAR IN IMAX 3D - DON'T MISS IT!

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

Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today - Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they're here to save the world!

The IMAX release of GHOSTBUSTERS 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

 

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

Bugs: Mighty Micro Monsters 3D

Runtime: 45 minutes

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

See beetles that shoot chemical fire and lift enormous weights; even a bug that can transform itself into another creature entirely!

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.

America Wild 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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America Wild 3D | IMAX Melbourne

America Wild 3D

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

AMERICA WILD 3D is presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

Narrated by Robert Redford, America Wild takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into America's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, the Everglades and Arches. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.

A MacGillivray Freeman film produced in association with Brand USA and presented by Expedia, Inc. and Subaru of America, Inc.  Major support provided by the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.  

America Wild is directed by Greg MacGillivray (The Living Sea, Dolphins, Everest) and produced by Shaun MacGillivray (To The Arctic, Humpback Whales). Filmed with 15perf/65mm IMAX® 3D cameras, America Wild: National Parks Adventure is written by Stephen Judson (Everest, To The Arctic) and Tim Cahill (Everest) with a musical score by Steve Wood (Journey to the South Pacific, Humpback Whales).

MacGillivray Freeman Films is the world’s leading independent producer and distributor of giant-screen 70mm films with 38 films for IMAX theatres to its credit. Throughout the company’s 50-year history, its films have won numerous international awards including two Academy Award nominations and three films inducted into the IMAX Hall of Fame. America Wild follows in the company’s long tradition of films known for their artistry and celebration of the natural world.

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

AMERICA WILD 3D Facebook Competition T&C's - HERE

Star Trek Beyond 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Star Trek Beyond 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Star Trek Beyond 3D

Rated: M
Science fiction themes and violence
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 122 minutes

Star Trek Beyond 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

LIMITED SESSIONS ONLY - SEE IT IN IMAX 3D AT GREAT VALUE 2D PRICING!

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

The IMAX release of Star Trek Beyond 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.

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

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.

* IMAX Melbourne will be having a very special Midnight screening of Fantastic Beasts 3D at 12:01am on November 17th.

Ticket holders will receive an alcoholic beverage ('I can't believe it's not Butterbeer') (non-alcoholic version available), play Fantastic Beasts themed games, have a chance to enter a best dressed competition and much, much more!

Tickets for this very special Midnight screening are $40 ($36 for Big League Members). Sorry, no complimentary tickets or further discounts apply for this session.

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Finding Dory 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Finding Dory 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Finding Dory 3D

Rated: G
Some scenes may scare young children
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 103 mins (incl. 6 min short)
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Finding Dory 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

ADULTS @ KIDS PRICES - THIS WEEK ONLY!

YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SEE THIS CLASSIC IN EYE-POPPING IMAX 3D!

Disney-Pixar's Finding Dory reunite's everyone's favourite friendly-but-forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?

Get ready for another unforgettable underwater adventure where everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way.

The IMAX release of Finding Dory 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

Suicide Squad 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Suicide Squad 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Suicide Squad 3D

Rated: M
Fantasy themes, violence and coarse language
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 122 minutes
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SUICIDE SQUAD 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

ADULTS @ KIDS PRICES THIS WEEK ONLY!

LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE BADDEST OF THE BAD IN IMAX 3D!

It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity.

U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

The IMAX release of Suicide Squad 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.

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

EVEREST 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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EVEREST 3D | IMAX Melbourne

EVEREST 3D

Rated: M
Mature themes
Audio Description Runtime: 122 minutes
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EVEREST 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

Experience this sensational movie the best way possible - IMAX LASER with fully immersive 12.1 channel digital audio!

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.  Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.  The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal.

The IMAX release of Everest 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.

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.

Crimson Peak | IMAX Melbourne
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Crimson Peak | IMAX Melbourne

Crimson Peak

Rated: MA
Strong bloody violence
Runtime: 119 minutes
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CRIMSON PEAK will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

THE BIGGER THE SCREEN THE BIGGER THE SCARE! THERE'S NOWHERE TO HIDE IN IMAX...

When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay, a house that breathes, bleeds and remembers - and a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak.

From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro comes a supernatural mystery starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam.

The IMAX release of Crimson Peak 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.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice | IMAX Melbourne
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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice | IMAX Melbourne

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Rated: M
Intense sequences of violence and mature themes
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: To be advised
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Batman V Superman will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

SELECT SCENES SHOT WITH IMAX CAMERAS + IMAX 12.1 CHANNEL IMMERSIVE AUDIO MIX!

The mother-of-all superhero smack-downs occurs in 2016 and will be a must see experience in IMAX.

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman V Superman Aspect ratio

Director Zack Snyder’s has captured several key sequences (over 25mins) of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice with IMAX’s extremely high-resolution cameras. These sequences will expand vertically (to a 1.43:1 aspect ratio) to fill the entire height (23 metres) of the IMAX Melbourne screen – delivering 40% more of the image than standard cinemas, with unprecedented crispness, clarity, colour and breathtaking image quality for a truly immersive cinema experience.

Batman V Superman will be presented in IMAX 2D

 

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!

Mad Max: Fury Road 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Mad Max: Fury Road 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Mad Max: Fury Road 3D

Rated: MA
Strong violence and post apocalyptic themes
Closed Caption Audio Description Runtime: 120 minutes
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MAD MAX FURY ROAD 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

Winner of 6 x ACADEMY AWARDS! Experience this for the first time in IMAX 4K LASER - Limited sessions until Tue 8 March!

SEE IT IN IMAX 3D AT GREAT VALUE 2D PRICING!

"Mad Max: Fury Road" is a post-apocalyptic action story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life.

Within this world of fire and blood exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order… There's Max (played by Tom Hardy from "The Dark Knight Rises"), a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And… Furiosa (played by Charlize Theron from "Prometheus"), a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

Haunted by his turbulent past, Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone.  Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa.  They are escaping a Citadel tyrannised by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken.  Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

The IMAX release of Mad Max Fury Road 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.

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 June 10th at 9pm in conjunction with the Jurassic World exhibition at the Melbourne Museum. Tickets to the exhibition can be found here!

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.

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
Final session March 23rd!

RETURNS FOR ONE WEEK ONLY FROM TUESDAY APRIL 19!

STAR WARS: The Force Awakens 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

SELECT SCENES SHOT WITH IMAX CAMERAS!* IMAX IMMERSIVE 12.1 AUDIO MIX!

“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!

*IMAX Sequences will expand vertically to fill our 7 storey (23m) screen, totally immersing viewers in the action. The image below shows the comparison with normal cinema.

 

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.

 

 

INCEPTION & INTERSTELLAR Double Header | IMAX Melbourne
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INCEPTION & INTERSTELLAR Double Header | IMAX Melbourne

INCEPTION & INTERSTELLAR Double Header

Runtime: 335 minutes
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Both INCEPTION and INTERSTELLAR will all be presented on IMAX 1570 FILM

See INTERSTELLAR first! This special event double header screening with INCEPTION will include the first public screening of INTERSTELLAR at midnight on Wednesday 5th November. This is your only chance to experience these two Chris Nolan masterpieces back to back on Melbourne's largest screen, and both presented on stunning IMAX 1570 Film.

Tickets on sale now!

All Double Header Tickets = $40 - 9pm Wednesday 5th Nov 2014

IMPORTANT STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW:
1) All tickets to the double header are $40, 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 the two movies to allow us to thread up the next one - a perfect time to stretch your legs and use the loos!
4) You must keep your tickets with you at all times - especially if you leave the theatre between sessions!
5) Discounted car parking will be available for this double feature. Entrance from either Rathdowne St or Nicholson St Carlton
6) Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for another session

Pandas 3D: The Journey Home | IMAX Melbourne
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Pandas 3D: The Journey Home | IMAX Melbourne

Pandas 3D: The Journey Home

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After thriving for 8 million years in the high bamboo forests of mountainous western China, it took only a few centuries of human expansion to push the giant panda to the brink of extinction. Yet today, with pandas numbering less than 1,600, there is new hope for the species—thanks to a massive effort by the Chinese government to turn the tide. 


Pandas 3D: The Journey Home is a ground-breaking natural-history film that captures for the first time the highly endangered pandas breeding at the Bifengxia Panda Base, and being prepared for release back into the wild at Wolong National Nature Reserve, both in the People’s Republic of China.

The filmmakers were given unrivalled access to the Wolong National Nature Reserve with the support of the Chinese Wildlife Conservation Association and the China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda. The film invites audiences to witness the birth, nursery care and teaching of panda cubs—all part of an extraordinary effort to save the panda in the wild.

Pandas 3D: The Journey Home follows the pandas at what could be a make-or-break milestone in their history and in the history of conservation itself. After decades of successful captive breeding, the reserve has hit its target number of 300 giant pandas and now must tackle the challenge of reintroducing breeding populations of the species to the wild.

Teacher Information: 

This film links closely to the Wild exhibition 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, Geography, Science Understanding (Biological Science, Science as a Human Endeavour) and Sustainability 

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 

The Wizard of Oz: An IMAX 3D Experience | IMAX Melbourne
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The Wizard of Oz: An IMAX 3D Experience | IMAX Melbourne

The Wizard of Oz: An IMAX 3D Experience

This film is no longer showing.

The Wizard of Oz: An IMAX 3D Experience will be presented in IMAX DIGITAL

EXPERIENCE IT IN STUNNING IMAX 3D AT GREAT VALUE 2D PRICES!

To celebrate the beloved movie’s 75th anniversary, IMAX has brought The Wizard of Oz into the present with a new kind of magic, in stunning Digital IMAX 3D!

Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. The magic of MGM’s colorful, unique fantasy has melted hearts for over seven decades with its indelible melodies and timeless themes - it's time to experience this classic again in amazing IMAX 3D!

The IMAX release of The Wizard of Oz 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.

NOLANATHON IMAX Film Festival | IMAX Melbourne
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NOLANATHON IMAX Film Festival | IMAX Melbourne

NOLANATHON IMAX Film Festival

NOLANATHON IMAX Film Festival
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All NOLANATHON movies will be presented on IMAX 1570 FILM

Ok then, we'd like to state from the absolute outset the following fact that should come as no surprise - we LOVE Chris Nolan. Yes we love the fact that his films do so well in IMAX, but aside from that minor (ahem) point, what truly excites us is his dedication to shooting on film and his passion for shooting major scenes using IMAX cameras. Mr Nolan creates what is simply the greatest visual cinema experience that one can have in this day & age. Think about the first time you saw the opening set piece for The Dark Knight or The Dark Knight Rises - absolutely goose-bump inducing stuff my friends, in fact we cannot even tell you how many times we escaped from the offices down to the theatre to watch those opening scenes again and again, such was the impact. When was the last time you watched INCEPTION? Ok, it's not shot with IMAX cameras, but the film is a both a visual and mental masterpiece - a thinking man's (or woman's) block buster that translates so well onto the giant IMAX screen.

It's exactly these experiences that make us revere Chris Nolan so much, and why we are so excited about his forthcoming INTERSTELLAR in November. But if you can't quite wait that long then we have a your Chris Nolan big screen fix sorted with the following Chris Nolan IMAX films screening in the lead up to INTERSTELLAR and all on glorious IMAX 1570 Film!

Click on each film title for more information on each film.

All tickets for each of the titles above are at 'Special Event Pricing' which means $20 for individual films and $45 for the Dark Knight Trilogy. Tickets will be on sale late September / early October.

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

INTERSTELLAR | IMAX Melbourne
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INTERSTELLAR | IMAX Melbourne

INTERSTELLAR

Rated: M
Sci-Fi themes & infrequent coarse language
Closed Caption Runtime: 169 minutes
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INTERSTELLAR will be presented on IMAX 1570 FILM 

OUR LAST IMAX 1570 SHOW EVER... SUNDAY 23 AUG @ 8:30PM - Everyone coming to see this final 1570 screening will receive a FREE COKE & POPCORN!

Watch live on-screen the final ever lace-up of the IMAX 1570 Film Projector prior to watching the last ever screening of a film using that system. What better way to bid farewell than to screen the last film by Hollywood superstar director and IMAX advocate Chris Nolan.

Christopher Nolan has captured sequences of Interstellar with IMAX’s extremely high-resolution cameras to deliver IMAX audiences greater scope and breathtaking image quality. Exclusively in IMAX® theatres, these sequences will expand vertically to fill the entire IMAX screen – delivering unprecedented crispness, clarity and color for a truly immersive experience.

Interstellar will feature over 75 minutes of full screen IMAX Sequences. IMAX Melbourne will be 1 of only 53 IMAX Theatres in the world presenting Interstellar the way director Chris Nolan has intended it to be experienced - presented on IMAX 1570 Film in all it's 7 storey high glory!

In the future, governments and economies across the globe have collapsed, food is scarce and the 20th Century is to blame. A mysterious rip in spacetime opens and what is left of NASA - through a group of explorers - is charged with making use of this newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations of human space travel, conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage and offer up hope for mankind.


 

 

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 Melbourne

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 5 x main reasons why you should experience a movie at IMAX Melbourne:

  1. Screen Size: Bigger is most definitely better when it comes to experiencing the latest movie blockbusters, and there's not too many screens bigger than the IMAX one here in Melbourne. IMAX Melbourne hosts the world’s 3rd largest screen (measuring 32m in width by 23m in height - although how much of this canvas is used depends on the film maker and projection method), and it's this unrivaled scale allows viewers to be transported right into the action.

  2. 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.

  3. Digital Remastering: The image out of our projector is only as good as 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.

  4. 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 12.1 channel 15,000 watt 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.

  5. 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!

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL

Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman narrates the IMAX 3D® documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs.

Captured with IMAX® 3D cameras, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered. Join trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.

The film reunites Freeman with Drew Fellman, who also wrote and produced the 2011 IMAX 3D documentary Born to Be Wild 3D, and director David Douglas, who served as director of photography on that film.

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

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

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 recent TED talk about Unseen World 3D - HERE

Teacher Information: 

This film links closely to the Human Body, The Mind 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 

Double Film Deal: 

Why not extend your visit and see another one of our wonderful IMAX films? Only $16 per student for two films!


*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: 

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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
TWO WEEKS ONLY!

Metallica Through the Never 3D will be presented in IMAX DIGITAL

Season must finish Monday October 28 - strictly limited sessions - do not miss this event in IMAX 3D!

The BIGGEST BAND, The BIGGEST SCREEN - 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 | IMAX Melbourne

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: 

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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 

The Earth Wins | IMAX Melbourne
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The Earth Wins | IMAX Melbourne

The Earth Wins

Runtime: 45 minutes

Please note: The Earth Wins is exempt from classification due to its musical and educational content.

"Sometimes we damage the Earth, Sometimes the Earth hits back. But we all win when THE EARTH WINS” - Sara Hine, Producer

The Earth Wins is a tribute to the many wonders of Mother Earth, shot entirely from the air on 4 continents, 7 years in the making. The film explores the delicate balance between man and Mother Earth, our inter-dependence and the impact of man's actions upon the Earth and her inhabitants. The Earth Wins creates moments of true reflection combining stunning aerial imagery with powerful lyrics and a soundtrack from international artists; THE WHO, COLDPLAY, NEW ORDER, THE TEMPER TRAP, THE ART OF FUSION, YOTHU YINDI and composer Sean Van Doornum. Amongst these immense global issues, there is an overarching sense of hope and purpose that drives the film. Ultimately, we are lead to understand our individual responsibility as citizens of the planet.
 
Acclaimed Aerial Director, Jerry Grayson, Oscar nominated Cinematographer Skip Margetts and award winning Cinematographers Warwick Field and Michael Parker bring this powerful and provocative cinematic experience to the giant screen. The Earth Wins places the audience in an elevated position and it is from the air we gain a philosophical perspective of humanity, asking ourselves environmental, ethical and cultural questions.

The film is produced by Helifilms Australia, the world's leading aerial film-makers and producers of museum exhibits such as Space Academy, Space Cadet School and Zero Gravity Space Lab.Helifilms’ aerial cinematography has contributed to the BBC’s ground-breaking series “Planet Earth”, “Frozen Planet”, “Human Planet”, National Geographic TV’s “Great Migrations” and feature films such as “Black Hawk Down” and Werner Herzog’s “Lessons of Darkness”.  Their work for television has won Emmy and BAFTA awards.

The Avengers 3D (2012) | IMAX Melbourne
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The Avengers 3D (2012) | IMAX Melbourne

The Avengers 3D (2012)

Rated: M
Violence
Runtime: 142 minutes
STRICTLY LIMITED SEASON - ONE DAY ONLY!

The Avengers 3D will be presented in IMAX DIGITAL

An unbelievably strictly limited release (what does that mean? - well it means one session only...) of the 2012 mega-blockbuster that is THE AVENGERS 3D - for the first time on the IMAX Melbourne screen!

Experience The Avengers like you've never experienced them before - on the big screen in IMAX 3D! We couldn't play The Avengers when it was released last year as it was only available in IMAX Digital, but since then we've added an IMAX Digital projection system to our booth and that means The Avengers ASSEMBLE for the first time at IMAX Melbourne - you know you have to see it!

Marvel Studios presents Marvel's The Avengers-the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

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 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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Jurassic Park 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Jurassic Park 3D

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Jurassic Park 3D will be presented in IMAX DIGITAL

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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 | IMAX Melbourne
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Pacific Rim 3D | IMAX Melbourne

Pacific Rim 3D

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Rated: M
Science fiction violence
Runtime: 131 minutes
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Pacific Rim 3D will be presented in IMAX DIGITAL

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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... 

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

THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY

Runtime: 9 hours
Two days only!

Batman Begins, The Dark Knight & The Dark Knight Rises will all be presented on IMAX 1570 FILM

ONE DAY ONLY - and the absolute last time you'll be able to see these films projected on IMAX 1570 Film (as we close on Aug 24th to install the new IMAX Laser Projection system).

THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY ON THE WORLD'S 3RD LARGEST SCREEN! - 9 hours of Batman. 90 minutes of IMAX sequences. 7 storeys high. That’s more Batman than the Batcave!

That’s right – we’re doing it again, but this time for the absolute last time on IMAX 1570 Film. Start at the beginning, witness the fall then applaude the rise of Gotham’s Dark Knight - on the only screen big enough to show it! IMAX Melbourne is again showing Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises – in the ultimate movie marathon!

Dark Knight Trilogy: $55 ($70 for Premium) - 3pm Saturday 22nd August 2015
3:00pm: Batman Begins
6:00pm: The Dark Knight 
9:00pm: The Dark Knight Rises

IMPORTANT STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW:

1) All tickets to the trilogy are $55 ($70 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 to allow us to thread up the next one - a perfect time to stretch your legs and use the loos!
4) FOOD! you'll need it right? Pizza orders will be taken before the 3pm & 6pm sessions, for consumption when those sessions conclude (limited pizzas available)
5) Admission to individual films can be purchased separately, subject to availability and at normal pricing, but will not be on sale until Thursday 20th August.
6) Discounted car parking will be available for the trilogies. Entrance from either Rathdowne St or Nicholson St Carlton
7) Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for another session

View the trailers: Batman Begins HERE   The Dark Knight HERE   The Dark Knight Rises HERE

To The Arctic 3D | IMAX Melbourne
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To The Arctic 3D | IMAX Melbourne

To The Arctic 3D

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Of all the truly wild places left on earth, none are as majestic as The Arctic. Today this unforgiving landscape has grown nearly impossible to inhabit, but for the families that live there... it’s home.

Come with us and follow one extraordinary polar bear mother on the ultimate journey of love and survival. In To The Arctic 3D captivating footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family's struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks.

Warner Brother pictures and IMAX present To The Arctic 3D, a film by Greg MacGillivray, the award winning director of ‘Everest’. Join us on this spectacular adventure and discover that nothing is stronger than the power of hope.

Australia Land Beyond Time | IMAX Melbourne
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Australia Land Beyond Time | IMAX Melbourne

Australia Land Beyond Time

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2015 Availability: Term 1,2 & 3 only

With its endless coastline and vast expanses of red, sandy desert, our continent, seemingly unaffected by time, harbours unique inhabitants and dramatic scenery.
Kangaroos bound majestically across the plains, thorny devils scamper comically through the spinifex and koala families take siestas, lounging together atop their eucalyptus perches. Exotic rainforests and cascading waterfalls also are counted among our continent's hidden treasures.
Tracing the four-billion-year journey of the southern continent, Australia: Land Beyond Time explores the lavish richness, diversity and uniqueness of Australia's life, life that survived and evolved during the most challenging of voyages.
It brings to the giant screen animals that hop instead of run, creatures that have fur yet lay eggs, ants that plant seeds, plants that were the food of dinosaurs and water birds that fly inland to breed only every few years when sporadic rains come.
Through the most ingenious strategies, the film shows how life has managed to flourish on impoverished soils, where flood and drought go hand-in-hand. In breathtaking large-format imagery, it surveys some of the most surreal and fascinating landscapes on Earth ­ from ancient, eroded sea beds and vibrant, red sand dunes that merge with far horizons to the jeweled sea of its immense coral reef. Australia is a remarkable journey through time.
This movie is an opportunity to travel to some of the most remote regions of the continent, places that very few Australians have ever visited. See fascinating sites, including Lake Eyre filled with water - an event that only happens about twice every century.
 

Discount Undercover Carparking | IMAX Melbourne
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Discount Undercover Carparking | IMAX Melbourne

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

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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

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 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 epic finale to the trilogy, 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 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

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THE DARK KNIGHT RISES 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!

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 $20.00 $30.00
Children $14.00 $21.00
Concession / Seniors         $17.00 $25.50
Family 1Ad + 2Ch $42.00 $63.00
Family 2Ad + 1Ch $48.00 $72.00
Family 2Ad + 2Ch $60.00 $90.00

 

Terms and Conditions:
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)
6) This offer is not valid with any other offer and no further discounts apply

Free Friend In Feb* | IMAX Melbourne
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Free Friend In Feb* | IMAX Melbourne

Free Friend In Feb*

Free Friend In Feb*
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It’s FREE FRIEND IN FEB time at IMAX Melbourne Museum!

Buy a ticket to any session this February and get the second ticket for FREE*! Simply CLICK HERE  to print your voucher and present it to our friendly staff at the Box Office when you arrive. This voucher is valid for any film session during February 2012.

Experience the world’s greatest rock band, ‘The Rolling Stones' on the giant screen in The Rolling Stones At The Max; feel the adrenaline of big wave surfing in Extreme or return to Pandora in Avatar 3D: Special Edition, all on the World’s 3rd largest screen.'

IMAX Melbourne is now a fully licensed venue.

*Terms and Conditions apply, see voucher for details.

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.

IMAX Gift Vouchers for Xmas! | IMAX Melbourne
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IMAX Gift Vouchers for Xmas! | IMAX Melbourne

IMAX Gift Vouchers for Xmas!

IMAX Gift Vouchers for Xmas!

If you don’t have time for shopping or don’t feel like fighting the Christmas crowds, then simply purchase an IMAX gift voucher online (e-voucher).  Delivered directly to your email inbox – all you need to do is forward it on to the lucky recipient, then sit back and relax while they say “Thanks! This is the best present ever!”

There are two types of e-vouchers:

Documentary - Valid for our IMAX documentary style short-films (< 60 mins);  a surcharge will apply for use on Feature Length films

Feature Length - Valid for both Feature Length movies (> 60 mins - think Hollywood blockbuster!) and documentary short-films

Some bits and pieces you need to know about IMAX e-vouchers...

To buy an IMAX Gift e-voucher CLICK HERE

To see sample e-vouchers CLICK HERE 

For full Terms & conditions CLICK HERE

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. 

Victorian Curriculum Links: 

Humanities and Social Science, History and Ancient Civilisations 

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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

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

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

“Our goal with Avatar is to revolutionize live-action 3D moviemaking, and I have no doubt that it will look and sound incredible in IMAX 3D. The larger field of view and powerful surround sound of an IMAX theatre will completely immerse the audience in a way that cannot be experienced anywhere else.” James Cameron, Director.

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.

* Session times to be confirmed for February 2012