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The exterior titanium shell of the IMAX building at Glasgow Science Centre

The IMAX Theatre at Glasgow Science Centre is the huge, shimmering silver building that stands next to the main Science Mall. It’s home to Scotland's biggest, most awesome screen, so no matter what you see here, it’s bound to be a blockbuster!

The IMAX Theatre at Glasgow Science Centre is an independent cinema operated by the science centre showing stunning and unique IMAX 3D mini-blockbusters, plus immersive full-length feature films that'll have you on the edge of your seat.

The stunning sequel to the highest-grossing IMAX film ever - Avatar: The Way of Water is showing until the end of January - tickets are on sale now!

Coming soon: Titanic gets a re-release to celebrate its 25th anniversary and is screening for a limited time in 3D high-frame rate (HFR), from 10 February. Titanic tickets on sale now!

And from 17 February, the latest blockbuster from Marvel Studios - Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania arrives on the big screen. Tickets on sale very soon!

Mini-Blockbusters for all the family usually have a runtime usually under 45-minutes and are perfect to add-on to a visit to the Science Mall. This October you'll find screenings of: The Last Glaciers 2D, Under the Sea 3D, A Beautiful Planet 3D, and Asteroid Hunters 3D.

What's On In IMAX

Avatar: The Way of Water

Tickets to Experience Avatar: The Way of Water In IMAX at Glasgow Science Centre are on sale now.

Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, James Cameron’s AVATAR 2 begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive and the tragedies they endure.

Rating: 12A

Avatar: The Way of Water contains several sequences of bright lights which may affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photo sensitivities.

Book Avatar 2 Tickets!


Titanic - 25th Anniversary re-release

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the timeless love story. Titanic returns to the biggest screen in Scotland, remastered in 3D high-frame rate (HFR), for a limited time only this February.

The epic, action-packed romance is set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the "unsinkable" Titanic, at the time, the largest moving object ever built.

Get ready to settle-in for James Cameron's iconic multi- Academy Award®-winning movie which made mega-stars out of Oscar winners Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Rating: 12

Book Titanic Tickets!


Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Go on a big screen adventure into the smallest of worlds with IMAX!

Superheroes, Ant-Man and the Wasp find themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that pushes them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.

Featuring nearly 35-minutes of IMAX exclusive Expanded Aspect Ratio (EAR), you'll be totally immersed in the action in the IMAX Theatre at Glasgow Science Centre. Screening from 17 February and available in both IMAX 2D or IMAX 3D.

Rating: TBC

Tickets on sale soon!

Immersive IMAX 3D and 2D Mini-Blockbusters

We show a variety of short IMAX 3D and 2D documentary films. IMAX tickets for these mini-blockbusters can be bought as an add-on and pre-booked online as part of a visit to Glasgow Science Centre and cost £3.00 per person.

The Last Glaciers 2D - Find times and book

IMAX Presents The Last Glaciers, a global adventure following filmmaker Craig Leeson and United Nations Mountain Hero & Entrepreneur, Malcolm Wood as they push the limits of extreme sports using para-alpinism to explore the causes and effects of climate change. From Antarctica to the Himalaya, the Alps, and the Andes, IMAX immerses you in an extraordinary journey to the top of Earth’s glaciers as Leeson and Wood risk their lives to show how rapidly they are disappearing. Hear from leading scientists and impacted communities about the imminent dangers we face if we fail to protect what’s left of these critical natural water reservoirs. A compelling story of caution and hope, the documentary captures the fragility of the natural world, and the impact humans have on the planet’s life support systems. The film brings forward a call to action from the next generation determined to reverse our climate crisis for their own future. Featuring original music composed by Grammy®-nominated Above & Beyond.


Venture into deep space for a fascinating look at asteroids, their cosmic origins and the potential threat they pose to our world with the IMAX original film Asteroid Hunters. Narrated by Daisy Ridley, Asteroid Hunters introduces asteroid scientists and reveals the cutting-edge tools and techniques they use to detect and track asteroids, and the technology that may one day protect our planet. Witness the latest in planetary defense and how science, ingenuity and determination combine to explore the world’s most preventable natural disaster.


Embark on a uniquely inspirational and entertaining journey Under the Sea with us to explore the beauty and natural wonder of the oceans, as well as the impact of global climate change. Jim Carrey narrates this vivid voyage to bring you face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea.


An exploration of Earth and beyond as seen from the International Space Station. Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence.

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IMAX Theatre at Glasgow Science Centre FAQs

Find answers to your frequently asked questions about the IMAX at Glasgow Science Centre...

How big is the IMAX screen at Glasgow Science Centre?

The IMAX screen at Glasgow Science Centre measures 80 feet (24 m) wide by 60 feet (18 m) tall. It is the biggest cinema screen in Scotland and 3rd largest by screen size in the UK (source: Wikipedia). 

Who operates IMAX Theatre at Glasgow Science Centre?

The IMAX Theatre at Glasgow Science Centre is owned and fully managed by Glasgow Science Centre. 

Is food and drink available to purchase in IMAX Theatre at Glasgow Science Centre?

Yes, food and drink is available to purchase. A Coffee Shop operates on the ground floor in the IMAX Theatre at Glasgow Science Centre selling a selection of hot and cold drinks, cakes and pastries, sandwiches, toasties and treats. Breakfast rolls are available from 8am.

On the 1st floor of the building, there is a concession stand with a selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks.

Opening Times: The Coffee Shop will be open every weekday from 8am, and at weekends from 9.30am, until admission of the final film of the day. 

What is IMAX?

IMAX is an innovator in entertainment technology that combines proprietary software, architecture, and equipment to create the world’s most immersive moviegoing experience. From the clearest, most lifelike visuals to heart-pounding precision audio, everything in an IMAX cinema has been designed to take you beyond the edge of your seat and into a world you've never imagined. IMAX's network is also the only global theatrical platform for blockbuster entertainment and that’s why top filmmakers and studios utilise IMAX’s technology to connect with audiences around the world in extraordinary ways.

What does “Filmed For IMAX” mean?

IMAX has certified high-end, best-in-class digital cameras with leading brands including ARRI, Panavision, RED Digital Cinema and Sony to work in the IMAX format when paired with its proprietary post-production process. Top Gun: Maverick was filmed with Sony Venice cameras. Top Gun: Maverick, along with other films such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness are among the current films certified as “Filmed for IMAX.”

“When content is ‘Filmed for IMAX’ the result is pure magic because it brings filmmakers’ visions to audiences exactly as they intended, all within the world’s most immersive theatrical experience,” said Megan Colligan, President of IMAX Entertainment. Combined with the “Filmed for IMAX” program and post-production process, the use of the cameras is optimized for IMAX screens to ensure the creative intent of the filmmakers is exactly what IMAX audiences can experience for both picture and sound quality.

When did the IMAX Theatre at Glasgow Science Centre reopen?

The IMAX Theatre at Glasgow Science Centre reopened as an independent cinema operated by the science centre on 5 May 2022. The first feature film to be screened was Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, followed by Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic World: Dominion, Lightyear and Thor: Love and Thunder! It's also shown E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Moonage Daydream and Avatar.

Educational film screenings

Experience an incredible IMAX 3D journey by taking in one of our education films as part of your visit. The current education films on screen are:

  • Under the Sea 3D
  • A Beautiful Planet 3D

Shows in Glasgow have never been so wild!

To make things easy, school groups can book tickets for an educational film as part of a visit to Glasgow Science Centre. You can find out details and book you school visit here

School parties may be able to choose which IMAX education films you come to see with an On-Demand performance. Certain conditions and restrictions on availability apply. For more details, please give us a call on 0141 420 5000.



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