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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
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- Jul 11, 2014
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La Canada, California
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427 reviews 427 reviews
97 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 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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119 reviews 119 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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La Canada, California
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427 reviews 427 reviews
97 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Most Imax theaters in big towns are expensive and (at least to me) are rarely worth the big bucks one has to shell out to see a movie in those venues. However, this Imax theater is far less expensive than those others. When we went (Aug 2013) it was only $11 to see an Imax 3D movie. The theater was... More

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Toronto, Canada/Palm Springs
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Good theater, rarely full, discounts can be found. Theater is clean and comfortable and the IMAX experience is great.

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