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IMAX® Films

At the Shoppers Drug Mart® OMNIMAX® Theatre, films are chosen for their educational value, curriculum connections and quality of science content. Combine an IMAX film with one of our school programs for the complete Science Centre experience.

Format: IMAX Dome Screen Experience  Capacity: Up to 310 seats  Duration: 50-55 minutes
Grade Level: No Restriction

Film titles, dates and show times are subject to change without notice.

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

Volcanoes: Fires of Creation



Schedule until December 24, 2019:
Mondays at 1 p.m.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 11 a.m.
Fridays at 12 p.m.

View the Trailer for Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

Experience a tale of science, culture and thrilling adventure. Earth is a planet born of fire. For billions of years, volcanoes have helped create the world we know—the continents, the air we breathe and all life on Earth. With over 500 active volcanoes, the Earth is bursting at the seams with forces that create extraordinary ecosystems and wildlife habitats. Join intrepid explorer Carsten Peter as he dodges boulders at the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia. Descend to a lava lake in Vanuatu and visit the incredible mineral deposit fields in Ethiopia. Travel across the globe to see the archaeological ghost town of Pompeii. Witness the devastating effects of the recent Kilauea eruption in Hawaii. Students will be on the edge of their seats as they discover molten worlds and exploding craters in this adrenaline-filled film. 

Educational Resources Related Special Installation Related School Programs Curriculum Connections
  • Soils in the Environment (3)
  • Rocks and Minerals (4)
  • Interactions in the Environment (7)
  • Heat in the Environment (7)
  • Chemistry Concepts in Action (9)
  • Climate Change (10)

An SK Films Release of a Digital Crossing Films Production in association with the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.



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Great Bear Rainforest

Great Bear Rainforest

 

Schedule until December 24, 2019:
Mondays at 12 p.m.
Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
Fridays at 11 a.m.

View the Trailer for Great Bear Rainforest

Journey to one of the planet’s most exquisite and secluded wildernesses in the film Great Bear Rainforest—a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters and the fabled spirit bear, a black bear subspecies with a recessive mutation that gives it an all-white coat. Hidden from the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is found on Canada’s rugged Pacific coast in British Columbia. It is the largest temperate coastal rainforest in the world—a place protected by the region’s indigenous people for millennia. Explore this wild and ancient rainforest, learn what the new generation of First Nations are doing to protect the forest’s natural balance, and discover the secret world of the spirit bear, the rarest bear on Earth. Narrated by Ryan Reynolds. 

Educational Resources Related School Programs Curriculum Connections
  • Needs and Characteristics of Living Things (1)
  • Growth and Changes in Animals (2)
  • Habitats and Communities (4)
  • Biodiversity (6)
  • Interactions in the Environment (7)
  • Sustainable Ecosystems (9)
  • Climate Change (10)
  • Diversity of Living Things (Biology 11)
  • Population Dynamics (Biology 12)
Directed and produced by Spirit Bear Entertainment and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films.


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A Beautiful Planet

A Beautiful Planet

 

Schedule until December 24, 2019:
Mondays at 11 a.m.
Wednesdays at 12 p.m.
Fridays at 1 p.m.

View the Trailer for A Beautiful Planet

A Beautiful Planet is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet—and the effects humanity has had on it over time—captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Educational Resources Related School Programs Curriculum Connections
  • Conservation of Energy and Resources (5)
  • Space (6)
  • Water Systems (8)
  • Space Exploration (9)
  • Climate Change (10)
  • Planetary Science (Earth and Space Science 12)
Presented by IMAX Entertainment. Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
 

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Apollo 11

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition



Schedule until December 24, 2019:
Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
Thursdays at 12 p.m.

View the Trailer for Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission with this thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the Moon. In this critically-acclaimed documentary, the filmmakers reconstruct the exhilarating final moments of preparation, liftoff, landing and return of this historic mission—one of humanity’s greatest achievements and the first to put men on the Moon. With a newly-discovered trove of never-before-seen 70 mm footage and audio recordings, join Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, the Mission Control team and millions of spectators from around the world during those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.  

Related School Programs Curriculum Connections
  • Space (6)
  • Space Exploration (9)
  • Planetary Science (Earth and Space Science 12)
Directed by Todd Douglas Miller, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is produced by Statement Pictures in partnership with CNN Films and presented by Land Rover. The film is distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films. 

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Oceans

Oceans: Our Blue Planet



Schedule until December 24, 2019:
Tuesdays at 12 p.m.
Thursdays at 1 p.m.

View the Trailer for Oceans: Our Blue Planet

Embark on a global odyssey through the largest and least explored habitat on Earth in Oceans: Our Blue Planet. Revolutionary ocean science and technology has allowed scientists to go further into the unknown than was ever thought possible. From the coastal shallows to deep and mysterious worlds, discover untold stories of the oceans’ most astonishing creatures. The journey into the blue begins at its surface as dolphins leap and slice effortlessly through the water’s surface. First stop: the coral reefs. Meet fascinating characters like the ingenious tusk fish that uses a tool to open its food. In the great forests of the sea, find a cunning octopus who shields herself in an armoury of shells to hide from predators.

Journey through the oceans, share in these extraordinary discoveries and uncover a spectacular world of life beneath the waves. 

Educational Resources Related School Programs Curriculum Connections
  • Needs and Characteristics of Living Things (1)
  • Growth and Changes in Animals (2)
  • Habitats and Communities (4)
  • Biodiversity (6)
  • Interactions in the Environment (7)
  • Water Systems (8)
  • Sustainable Ecosystems and Human Activity (9)
  • Climate Change (10)
  • Diversity of Living Things (Biology 11)

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Superpower Dogs

Superpower Dogs

 



Schedule until December 24, 2019:
Monday to Friday at 2 p.m.

Join an immersive IMAX adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs and their human partners who fight crime, protect endangered species and save lives in avalanches and earthquakes. As we discover the extraordinary abilities of dogs and the remarkable science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!

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