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Desert IMAX

68510 East Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 324-7333
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Type: Movie Theaters
Most recent review
- Aug 27, 2014
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california
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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428 reviews 428 reviews
97 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Tucson
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We prepaid for tickets and then discovered that they were having issues with the 3-D. No refunds. The small popcorn cost $6.50!!!

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La Quinta, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
16 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

From Avatar, the first 3D movie, this is our valley's Go-To IMAX experience. Plenty of covered parking in the city hall multi-level parking structure (VERY important in the valley of eternal sunshine & blazing hot high triple-digit Summer Heat Waves~ up to 121 degrees, so covered parking is a plus!) In comparison, we went to Indio to see "Life of... More

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