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IMAX Theatre Sydney

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Darling Harbour
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Address: 31 Wheat Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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+61 2 9281 3300

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Under renovation and scheduled to reopen in 2019. SEE MORE, HEAR MORE, FEEL MORE. IMAX is the ultimate movie experience. With crystal clear images towering eight stories high, and 15,000 watts of digital surround sound, IMAX has the power to take you to places you may have only dreamed of visiting.Located in the heart of Darling Harbour, the IMAX Theatre Sydney is home to the WORLD'S LARGEST CINEMA SCREEN! With a wide variety of stunning blockbuster feature films and classic IMAX documentaries - screened in both 2D and 3D - IMAX has something to suit all ages and interests. Climb with adventurers to some of the world's highest peaks. Experience the weightlessness of space alongside astronauts. Dive into the undersea world of the most fearsome great white sharks. Only IMAX lets you feel like you're really there!

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Still a great experience after all these years

I havent been to watch a movie at the iMax in years. When we arrived we were a bit concerned as it was sold out for Spectre 007 and we are used to going to movies in the Gold... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2015
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 16, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the big seats, the world's biggest screen and digital sound system showing the current excellent episode of 007

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed November 14, 2015

I havent been to watch a movie at the iMax in years. When we arrived we were a bit concerned as it was sold out for Spectre 007 and we are used to going to movies in the Gold Class where there is a ton of space and not too many people. We still thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The movie... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2015

The good: location, big screen, clean environment. The bad: No loyalty program(no free tickets and popcorn), a bit expensive. Students get discounts doe. Design of building and sign is boring. Still better than Hoyts and Event cinemas.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2015

seats are super cramped up and really not comfy. Everyone is just packed in as sardines - the tickets are not cheap - about $35-40 and yes it is a big 3d screen but better go get yourself some comfy seats in a good Events or Hoytts and upgrade to the best seats - that will be more enjoyable. The... More 

Thank Jryder2000
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 19, 2015

The screen! The sound! It really makes one feel like one is in the movie and not just watching it. Normally don't like 3D but at the Imax, it's really something else.

Thank Louxandre
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2015

Just like the title says, The best films to see at Imax are the ones in 3D. These films really make your experience at Imax really worthwhile. The best films i enjoy there are Nature, Documentaries and some films. Be sure to pre book your ticket if is a popular showing so you can sit together and obtain a good... More 

Thank Norman H
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 18, 2015

Went to Imax twice in the end. The screen is truly spectacular. The steepness of the cinema is eye opening. Back two rows are the best I’d say. At the middle of the back row there’s a break in the seats. I went mid week both times, first time there were maybe 10 people in the whole cinema and the... More 

Thank yeowon
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Reviewed October 17, 2015

I recently bought tickets to The Imax Theater Darling Harbour to see the movie "Everest" .....We saw it in 3d and it is well worth the effort to come into town and view the movie on the Biggest screen in town .

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 13, 2015

This venue is the standard we expected: polite staff, good snack bar, clean facilities. We shall return.

Thank MarionClark
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 11, 2015

Went to watch a preview of The Walk, massive screen that highlight the movie experience, totally worth it

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The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining options from budget to upscale and million dollar views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to DJ's. Families can visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the world. The Australian National Maritime Museum and the IMAX theatre are also popular attractions. The Harbourside Shopping Centre is a site unto itself, with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars. On Saturdays in the summer, the city puts on a spectacular fireworks show along the harbour's shore and there are plenty of other free events during the year - Darling Harbour Fiesta, VIVID’s light installations and the Sydney Festival, just to name a few.
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