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“Best Place to Watch a Movie” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wells Fargo Imax Theatre

Wells Fargo Imax Theatre
Ranked #7 of 35 Fun & Games in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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167 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Best Place to Watch a Movie”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 reasonably safe. In fact, it is more a downtown than a neighborhood.

Visited January 2014
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Texas
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Comfortable seats, good sound and image”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 restaurants/bars. Free street parking at meters and public lots/decks in evening.

Visited December 2013
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Durham, North Carolina
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Love The Imax Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 early to wait in line for a seat. I plan on purchasing a power pass from IMAX which goes on sale November 29th for about $60 and is good for a calendar year. The link is
www.IMAXRaleigh.org/powerpass. The power pass gives you discounts on everything and advances you and one companion to the head of the line to get a good seat on sold out features.

Visited October 2013
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North Carolina, USA
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113 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Space in 3 D”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited October 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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94 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“the theater is great!!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited November 2013
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