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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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Great 3D experience

I recently saw two films at the Glasgow IMAX, one of which was in 3D. Having the large screen ad he 3D effect greatly enhanced the experience and I would certainly recommend IMAX... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 28, 2016
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Cupar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well what can I say about our first visit to Cineworld's IMAX cinema in Glasgow? Wow! Wow! Wow! We went into see Dr Strange and were totally blown away by the visual and auditory experience. Right from the initial introduction to the joys of IMAX we felt totally immersed in the experience. Once the film started the full effect of... More 

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I recently saw two films at the Glasgow IMAX, one of which was in 3D. Having the large screen ad he 3D effect greatly enhanced the experience and I would certainly recommend IMAX for 3D. For the normal 2D film it was little different from viewing in a standard cinema.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

First time in an Imax Theatre what a size of a screen ,comfy seating and plenty headroom the 3d effect was epic The kids had a ball We watched an under the sea film about 45 mins long Great price if you do an add on with the science centre only another £2.50 Love to come back to the new... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

With advance booking and logging in with Facebook this was not much more expensive than our local multiplex! Comfy seats. Surround sound great left, right, front , rear, above and under seats! 3D experience great! Seats on a steep enough slope so that the person in front head does not get in the way!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Haven’t been to the IMAX in a few years and decided that Star Trek Beyond in 3D was a good way to return. Booked great seats online and was able to get one of the seats at half price through Meerkat movies. The screen here really is a big step up from other local cinemas and depending on the movie... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Just come from a screening of Star Trek Beyond. The picture quality was absolutely terrible - like a massie youtube video or pirate dvd. The picture was washed out, flat and had horrendous motion blur. 3D was virtually non-existent. The doors opened late because they claimed to be a calibration problem. Clearly not fixed. All 3 of us were disappointed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Huge IMAX screen attached to the science centre. Shows a lot of big blockbusters as well as beautifully shot scientific films. Can get sold out for very popular showings so book in advance. Don't sit near the front or you may find it hard to see and the ticket collection machines are notoriously bad. More expensive than standard cinemas but... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

Unmanned barrier car park, Charge was excessive at £5 but they failed to advertise that you can validate your parking ticket at the shop upstairs for a reduced cost(not sure how much though as couldn't be bothered to go upstairs and complain) Imax easy enough to find. Cinema itself was great as were staff. Usual rip off at shop -... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

Watched Captain America Civil War on my first visit to this imax. I was not disappointed, the visuals and the sounds exceeded my expectations. Having been to the largest Imax's in the world over in Australia, i wasn't sure how this would compare but I was very very impressed. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and all the viewers were handed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Well what can I say, I love the IMAX, always have and always will I guess! It's been a while since I've been so I was really pleased to go back and find out that it's has only gotten better! Excellent quality for the film and sound, like no other, and very helpful friendly Cineworld staff to assist with any... More 

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