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IMAX Theatre

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Address: Glasgow Science Centre | 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-420-5000
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Imax Theatre next to the Science Centre houses one of the world's...

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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IMAX Cinema

Attended the IMAX cinema to see the new James Bond film, SPECTRE. First class experience. Bit pricier than other cinemas but the experience of watching the film on an 80ft x 50ft... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Seanthesheep
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Scotland
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101 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First visit and totally impressed by the venue, the screen quality and the staff. Decided to book tickets for Star Wars 7 and so glad I chose this cinema over all the others in Glasgow - a totally awesome movie going experience in full 3D.

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Thank GlasgowCross
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Imax experience was exceptional but it was diluted by appalling car park arrangements. Given blockbuster performance of Star Wars the car park was jammed and it took 40 mins to exit partly because lots of cars took short cuts and were given preference at front of queue and partly due to exit straight onto traffic lights which backs up the... More 

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Thank Grahamslawh
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Came here for the first time to watch Star Wars in 3D IMAX. The screen itself is nice and big but considering how busy it was, the snack counters were rammed and a lot of people were standing around instead of going in. It could do with a little more space both on the outside before going into the screen... More 

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Thank LMY_1990
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

First time but certainly NOT the last! My son and I went to see Star Wars VII as I wanted to experience it in 3D IMAX. We were not disappointed not only with the film but the whole experience. Easy parking. Easy to validate ticket for quick exit. Well organised. Staff very helpful, nice and friendly. Well worth the trip... More 

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Thank briantcampbell
Scotland
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Attended the IMAX cinema to see the new James Bond film, SPECTRE. First class experience. Bit pricier than other cinemas but the experience of watching the film on an 80ft x 50ft screen was brilliant. The sound effects matched the visuals. Great film. Great place to go to watch. Will be back.

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Thank Seanthesheep
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Great film, friendly staff, could use a few more machines for car park inside building as there was a queue and cinema was not busy. One criticism though, I think the price of food, sweets and drinks etc. was far too dear, especially for a family. This will not stop me from going but I will not be buying any... More 

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Thank Roy S
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99 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Great place to go for a good cinema experience. The screen is massive and offers fantastic graphics and a real life experience

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Thank John M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Visited the IMAX to see Everest in 3D. Firstly, wow what an amazing film and screen! The glasses provided were great also. I think what greatly let the theatre down was the ticket buying system. There's a machine as you come in which can be difficult to work and often doesn't pick up QR codes/unlimited codes. There's no-body around to... More 

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Thank sc0tlandxo
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Visited today with my mum,birthday outing for her. Accessibility was great as my mum has limited mobility and difficulty with stairs. The lift was the solution to all this. Amenities and staff were all top notch and our viewing experience was thoroughly enjoyable. Recommend it to anyone looking to experience IMAX...Great day out...D

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103 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We booked tickets with student discounts for 3 of our party (we were 8 in total). 2 of the students forgot to bring their ID. They were obviously of student age and they look reasonably intelligent, but management were not prepared to take our word for it and made us upgrade to full tickets, saying we should have read the... More 

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Daniel A, Manager at IMAX Theatre, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review. It is a shame that you would give us such a low rating for your visit. As I'm sure you can appreciate, Student priced tickets are offered to those holding a valid student ID, as at any venue. If customers are unable to provide suitable identification then we are obliged to charge the full adult... More 

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