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IMAX Theatre

Ranked #49 of 174 Attractions in Glasgow
Type: Movie Theaters
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The Imax Theatre next to the Science Centre houses one of the world's largest cinema screens and is a popular venue for 3D movies.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This is easily the best Cinema in Scotland. The screen is huge, the sound is amazing (like an earthquake) it's that powerful at times. If you want the enjoy your experience ensure you get seats near the back of the cinema - the screen is so large if you are sitting in the front half of the seats, you will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Me and my husband went last night to see the wizard of oz 3d and it was amazing its one of my favourite film and it was good to see it on the big screen :-) and per usual the staff were very happy and friendly xx ps love ur popcorn x

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

For the full cinema experience you must visit this place! You could even make a day of it if you are travelling far to make it worth the trip, by visiting the science centre next door! As always the food and drinks are way overpriced but that is to be expected. If you get a combo deal you won't get... More

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I find the screen far too big. It is one of the largest in the UK but you are sitting so close to it, it is impossible to see it all. The sound is similar to other cinemas and is nowhere near as good as the IMAX in the odeon Braehead. It is only good for documentary type films and... More

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Pittenweem, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Wow, wow, wow. You have never seen how good a movie could be until you have seen it at an imax in 3D. What a great experience. Went to see Guardians of the Galaxy in 3D at the imax, and loved every minute of it. First of all Guadians of the Galaxy is a very entertaining film, with lots of... More

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Scotland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Choose the right film,we saw Gravity there in 3D and I felt I was in space with them - even to the extent I felt a wee bit queasy (they tell you to close your eyes and it goes). It was fantastic. Months later we went to see Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow and I felt it was a... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is not an arts cinema and does not pretend to be, though it does have the standard range of interesting IMAX features such as Space Shuttle and Deep Sea science films. However, I use it for the likes of big Hollywood action films, this year including Godzilla, 300 Empire, Robocop 2014, Spider-Man 2, Edge of Tomorrow, and Maleficent. The... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Easy access, plenty parking, huge screen and amazing sound. Since Cineworld took over they have made many improvements,the best for us is being able to select your seats when booking online, unlike the old way of having to arrive early and queue to hopefully get a descent seat.

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Bellshill, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Taking the family here is an amazing experience. You think you have seen 3d but this is exceptional. If you visit the science centre which is another fab adventure your ticket also admits you in to the iMax. The train in to the science centre is the easiest way to get there. You pass the new hydro built for the... More

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Dundee
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20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Booked a ticket for the feature film along with entry to the Science centre next door, and got a good deal. We had never been to an imax before, and it was quite an experience! Toilets were a bit shabby, but you don't tend to spend much time there!

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