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Address: 68510 East Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, CA 92234
Phone Number: (760) 324-7333
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No longer an IMAX theatre but now called Ultramax

The IMAX format was scrubbed at this theatre no longer shows movies in the IMAX format. The large screen is still present and most movies shown here are in the digital format... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2014
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Palm Springs, California
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Palm Springs, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The IMAX format was scrubbed at this theatre no longer shows movies in the IMAX format. The large screen is still present and most movies shown here are in the digital format. Still a good place to see flicks on a large screen!

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Southern California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Great place to watch action movies! Nice air conditioned clean establishment. during September its not to crowded.

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california
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Didnt care for this theater. Poorly managed and disorganized. We didnt care for the seating. We had some trouble with the quality of the screen and everything seemed a bit out of focus..

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Cathedral City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was a favorite theatre, especially when young people visited me. They just couldn't wait to see the latest movies at IMAX and in 3D! It is no longer called IMAX and to be truthful, I have not been since it changed.

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La Canada, California
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501 reviews 501 reviews
118 attraction reviews
350 helpful votes 350 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The theater still shows movies but it's marquee warns that it is "Not Shown in IMAX." However, it does boast that it is in a "large screen format." That's too bad, because it once was a great IMAX theater with prices that were affordable.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Love this IMAX great movies and friendly staff. Lots of parking and near many good restaurants and activities.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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114 reviews 114 reviews
40 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We watched Hobbit2 (2 hours 40 minutes) with great 3-D picture and sound, but theater seating was much worse than our experience in other IMAX theaters.

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

We just saw "Gravity" in 3D....it was outstanding! The huge screen, excellent sound system and 3D glasses had me ducking meteors and space debris all night! Lots of parking near the theatre also adds to its appeal! Fun night out :-)

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SoCal
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We came to see Gravity in this Imax and were not the slightest disappointed. The screen is enormous and made us feel as though we were not just watching the movie, but a part of it. The sound is good and the seats are comfortable.

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Indian Wells, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love a deal and since I am a senior, I really appreciate saving a dollar or two. With the price of movies (especially 3D Imax) to get the whole package it's going to cost a lot more than the 35 cents it used to.. this wonderful theatre that shows first run movies is a spectacular find! It makes those... More 

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