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Wells Fargo Imax Theatre

201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
919-882-4629
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Ranked #18 of 68 attractions in Raleigh
Type: Movie Theaters
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

IMAX is the only way to see a 3D movie. You really feel like you are immersed in the movie. Even 2D movies are better on the bigger screen. The Wells Fargo IMAX theatre recently underwent a remodeling so it is more comfortable than ever with great stadium seating arrangement so every seat is a great seat. They also allow... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Huge screen, great sound. The food and drinks are reasonably priced and they offer a pretty good frequent visitor program. Just make sure you show up early, sitting in the front row or on the extreme sides doesn't offer a good view.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

You haven't seen a movie until you've seen it on this screen. Its a bit more expensive in comparison to a regular theater but its well worth it if you can afford to splurge for the extra special movies. I love that they play blockbusters like The Avengers, Spider man, Star trek, etc...

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The IMAX Theatre is amazing. It is a great place to see 3D movies, and they have a wide array of educational films, as well as new release movies. Love IT!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Ticket prices are the same for the matinee or evening shows. There is a parking deck across the street. If you see a weekend show, the parking deck is free. Tir Na Nog, Café Luna, Big Ed's(breakfast & lunch), are all within a block. I buy my tickets, go eat, then come back and watch the show. The neighborhood is... More

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Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Lined up 30 minutes before feature. You must wait in concession stand to get "will call" tickets . . and only ONE worker present. Strange business practice for a Saturday evening show. Seating doors opened 7 minutes before posted 7:10pm showtime. Little concern for safety when show let out at 10pm - there were lots of people in area visiting... More

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Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

IMAX is an amazing experience, especially in 3D. Best seating is towards the back, if you are too far up front, it takes awhile for your eyes to adjust to the size of the screen. If you see movies when they first come out, you may need to purchase tickets in advance online and get there at least an hour... More

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North Carolina, USA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Didn't realize Raleigh had a Imax theater but went to see Gravity and enjoyed it. Facilities were nice & clean, around Raleigh's east side, there are great restaurants just across the park on the south and west sides. Close to the city bus line so lots of people around.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The size of the screen is impressive! I wish the movie had been in 3d but the sound and picture were fantastic anyway.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We have been seeing movies at this IMAX since it opened and I wouldn't want to see movies anywhere else. The size of the screen and the sound system make it the ultimate movie going experience. $10 for a 3D movie is comparable to what you would pay at a regular theater but WAY better!!! Just make sure you arrive... More

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