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“Average IMax”

Grand Canyon Imax Theater
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$24.99*
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Grand Canyon IMAX Movie
Ranked #7 of 11 things to do in Tusayan
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Owner description: Located at the South Rim entrance of the Grand Canyon, the Visitor Center provides news, travel information about Grand Canyon attractions, hotels, a variety of selected Grand Canyon tours and Park passes. Visitors can take part in interactive exhibits to learn about the Grand Canyon, watch our famous IMAX movie and talk to local area representatives. Inside the center guests can also enjoy a meal at our Explorer’s Cafe dining area which includes Pizza Hut, fresh deli sandwiches and other items or take their time to browse through our National Geographic branded merchandise store.Explore beyond the rim in this spectacular IMAX adventure film. Shown on a giant 6-story high screen with digital surround sound. Purchase park passes, visit with a park ranger, get free maps, book sightseeing tours, shop for unique gifts at the National Geographic Store, and eat at the Explorer’s Café...all within the National Geographic Visitor Center. Your ultimate guide to the Grand Canyon. Located one mile from the South Rim National Park Entrance.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Average IMax”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

As an educator I was very disappointed, I was hoping for more geological information on how the canyon was created and was also offended by the portrayal of the Native people. The IMAX was average, you can buy tickets via Facebook for a great deal, that process was very easy and I highly suggest you "like" them to get the special. I appreciate the customer service it a little over half full and we were able to exit quickly after the showing to begin our journey.

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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at Grand Canyon Imax Theater, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Grand Canyon Imax movie: The Hidden Secrets.

You are correct, the movie does not focus on geological information of the Canyon.

The movie highlights selected historical events and the early inhabitants of the Grand Canyon. The IMAX format also gives viewers the experience of either flying over the Grand Canyon or taking a white water trip down the Colorado River...without getting wet :)

The creator and co-producer, Keith Merrill, is world renown for his portrayals of the American West's history and natural beauty...for which he holds great reverence. He produced several documentaries including "Indian", "The Great American Cowboy", and "The Three Warriors".

Merril has always had a great respect for the Native American culture. His film "Windwalker" was the first dramatic feature to be made entirely with Native American dialogue.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“IMAX Grand Canyon”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

If this is your first visit to USA or GC, you will enjoy. Otherwise, go to streaming videos or a Blockbuster and view a narrative about the area. The video highlights fictional Natives and Explorers, hitting stereotypes throughout the narrative. No geological information is highlighted, with less than 2 minutes @ area wildlife or natural environments. Discount tickets available through Facebook.

Visited October 2012
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at Grand Canyon Imax Theater, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
The movie does not cover geolographical information. Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets explores 4000 years of human history. It begins with the earliest inhabitants of the canyon and includes one of the greatest explorers of the Colorado River, John Westley Powell.

The large IMAX format takes viewers on an "experience". Viewers get the sensation of flying through the Grand Canyon or rafting through the Colorado River...without getting wet.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at the IMAX and happy travels.
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Mantoloking
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“SEE IT!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

They suggest you see this film BEFORE you enter the Grand Canyon. I CONCUR... See the movie ...then go to the Canyon

Visited September 2012
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at Grand Canyon Imax Theater, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
YES!! So glad you had the opportunity to see the movie prior to viewing the Grand Canyon. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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“Good flick!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

A great addition to a Grand Canyon visit! Buy one/ get one 1/2 off coupon was offered at our hotel. Skip the popcorn...overpriced and not that good!

Visited September 2012
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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at Grand Canyon Imax Theater, responded to this review, October 6, 2012
I would like to add that the Buy One Get One half off coupons are available throughout the town of Tusayan where the IMAX is located.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Don't fail to stop to see this event. We received senior pricing plus a discount of 50% off second ticket. Theater nearly empty. Sit center theater mid way up.

Have opportunity to buy DVD copy for $30. Small gift shop.

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IMAXgrandcanyon, Manager at Grand Canyon Imax Theater, responded to this review, October 6, 2012
Thank you for writing a review and giving great information for visitors to the Grand Canyon IMAX.
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