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 Restrictions

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

Journey to Space

Journey to Space

Opens October 9, 2018

Schedule from October 9 to December 23, 2018:
Monday to Friday at 1 p.m.

View the Trailer for Journey to Space

Our mission to Mars is just beginning. Get ready to embark on the next chapter of space exploration. Look beyond the 355 astronauts and 135 missions in NASA’s Shuttle Program and take in the majesty of some of the greatest technological leaps since the assembly of the International Space Station. Discover Orion, a long-duration spacecraft for human travel, Olympus, an inflatable transit habitat, and the Space Launch System, the enormous rocket that will carry them both to the red planet. A human mission to Mars will take two-and-a-half years of self-sustaining travel, where astronauts have to create, repurpose and recycle the resources needed to survive. Buckle your seatbelts and get ready to see the major strides NASA is taking to send humankind to Mars within a generation. Consider a future where humans can live and operate in space. Learn how space experts are turning science fiction dreams into reality.

Related School Programs Curriculum Connections
  • Space (6)
  • Space Exploration (9)
  • Planetary Science (Earth and Space Science 12)
Presented by Toyota and Boeing, Journey to Space is an immersive film produced by K2 Communications and Giant Screen Films in association with the Giant Dome Theater Consortium. Additional production support and consultation was provided by The Smithsonian Institute, The Kennedy Space Center, the California Science Center and NASA.


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Pandas

Pandas



Schedule from October 1 until December 23, 2018:
Monday to Friday at 12 p.m

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At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult giant pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild. This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire. What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity.

Captured with IMAX® Cameras, join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature…even as she faces the challenges of the unknown. 

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 (9)
  • Climate Change (10)
  • Diversity of Living Things (Biology 11)
  • Population Dynamics (Biology 12)
Pandas © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
® & © 2018 IMAX Corp. 


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Oceans

Oceans: Our Blue Planet



Schedule from October 1 until December 23, 2018:
Monday to Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 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. 

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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Poster for Amazon Adventure: A True Story of Scientific Discovery.

Amazon Adventure

Schedule From October 1 to 5, 2018:
Monday to Friday at 1 p.m. 

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Encounter mind-boggling examples of camouflage and mimicry in Amazon Adventure, the true story of explorer Henry Bates' epic 11 year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest in the 1850's.

As in any great detective story, students will experience, in immersive IMAX®, the compelling clues Bates unearths in his major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others that helps them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive.

Little known to the public, Bates made other crucial contributions to biology: identifying 8,000 species new to science and most importantly, putting the first ever case for the creation of a new species, which Charles Darwin called the "beautiful proof" for Natural Selection.

Educational Resources Related School Programs
Curriculum Connections
  • Growth and Changes in Animals (2)
  • Habitats and Communities (4)
  • Biodiversity (6)
  • Interactions in the Environment (7)
  • Biology (11U)
Amazon Adventure: An SK Films Release with support from the National Science Foundation, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Science Sandbox - Simons Foundation, Foxconn and Vale.

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