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IMAX Theatre at Glasgow Science Centre is back!

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 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. 

Next up: Top Gun: Maverick from 25 May and Jurassic World: Dominion from 10 June.

Tickets are on sale now through our Box Office powered by Ticket Tailor!

An external view of the IMAX at Glasgow Science Centre on a sunny day. The silver metallic dome is surrounded by a moat and wildflowers.

Films Now Showing...

Top Gun: Maverick 2D

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

This highly anticipated sequel to the 1986 film, Top Gun, is directed by Joseph Kosinski and stars Tom Cruise - reprising his role of pilot, Maverick.

Filmed for IMAX, Top Gun: Maverick features nearly one hour of IMAX’s exclusive Expanded Aspect Ratio. Get up to 26% more picture only in IMAX.

Shot with 6 IMAX-certified cameras strapped into real F-18 cockpits, audiences will soar through the sky like never before. This film pushes the boundaries of film technology innovation and IMAX audiences will experience the action in unmatched quality.

Book now for screenings from 25 May. Rated 12A.

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Films Coming Soon...

Jurassic World: Dominion 2D & 3D

This summer, experience the epic conclusion to Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow's trilogy. It's been four years after Isla Nublar was destroyed. Dinosaurs now live - and hunt - alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history's most fearsome creatures.

Book now for screenings from 10 June. Showing in both 2D and 3D performances. Cert: TBC

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First reactions at being back in front of Scotland's largest cinema screen...

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.

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

Opening Times: 1 hour before first film of the day, until admission of final film. 

For illustrative purposes, below is a drawing of the new coffee shop on the ground floor that will be available.

An illustrated sketch shows the coffee shop counter and serving area.

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.

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.

Add-ons to visit an IMAX education (45-minute) film - Coming June 2022

For non-school groups, IMAX tickets can be bought as an add-on and pre-booked online as part of a visit to Glasgow Science Centre.

Add-on tickets to an Education film cost £3.00 (adult/child/concession) each. 


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