IMAX at Glasgow Science Centre

IMAX

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.

Blockbusters

Get ready for more big-screen action in the IMAX at Glasgow Science Centre! The eagerly awaited, Dune: Part Two arrives on 1 March. Tickets are on sale now and you can be amongst to see it at our special Double Bill with Dune: Part One. Later in March, join us for classic Sci-Fi laughs as part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival. Our Box Office is powered by Ticket Tailor.

Dune: Part Two

Are you ready for what is to come? The saga continues as award-winning filmmaker Denis Villeneuve embarks on Dune: Part Two, the next chapter of Frank Herbert’s celebrated novel Dune, with an expanded all-star international ensemble cast. Showing from 1 March.

Dune - Double Bill

Be amongst the first to come along for the spectacular ride with Dune: Part Two in our incredible IMAX back-to-back with Dune: Part One. Experience our Dune Double Bill on Scotland’s BIGGEST screen in a special midnight screening from 29 February into 1 March.

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids

When a shrink ray inventor accidentally zaps his kids and their friends down to the size of insects, the most astonishing, innovative, backyard adventure of all time materialises in this 1989 family favourite starring Rick Moranis! Part of GICF2024. Presented in Non-IMAX format.

Back To The Future

Roll up your sleeves for a popcorn blockbuster that sparked one of the most successful trilogies of all time! Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-travelling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. Part of GICF2024. Presented in Non-IMAX format.

Mars Attacks!

Tim Burton’s 1996 alien invasion spoof stars Jack Nicholson as U.S. President faced with a fleet of Martian spacecraft surrounding the world's major cities. All of humanity waits to see if the extraterrestrial visitors have, as they claim, "come in peace." Part of GICF2024. Presented in Non-IMAX format.

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

The 2005 movie adaptation of Douglas Adams’ cult classic book, thrusting the frantic journeyman Arthur Dent off planet Earth and across the stars in search of the meaning of life, or something close to it. Part of GICF2024. Presented in Non-IMAX format.

Mini-Blockbusters

We show a variety of short, immersive 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 day visit to Glasgow Science Centre and cost £3.50 per person.

The Last Glaciers 2D

IMAX Presents The Last Glaciers, a global adventure following filmmaker Craig Leeson and United Nations Mountain Hero and Entrepreneur, Malcolm Wood as they push the limits of extreme sports using para-alpinism to explore the causes and effects of climate change.

Under the Sea 3D

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.

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. Narrated by Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman, Island of Lemurs takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar, joining trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.

Born to be Wild 3D

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.

Asteroid Hunter 3D

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 Hunter 3D.

A Beautiful Planet 3D

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

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 9.30 am.

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 opens from 9.30 am on days that Glasgow Science Centre is open. It normally operates until the 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.

Do you have educational film screenings available for school visits?

Yes! 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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