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.

Amazon Adventure: A True Story of Scientific Discovery

Amazon Adventure

Opens October 6, 2017

October 6 to December 22, 2017
Monday to Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 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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DREAM BIG Engineering Our World

Dream Big

October 6 to December 22, 2017
Monday to Friday at 12 p.m.

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From the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots and a solar car race across Australia, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.

Educational Resources Related School Programs Curriculum Connections
  • Materials, Objects and Everyday Structures (1)
  • Energy in Our Lives (1)
  • Movement (2)
  • Strong and Stable Structures (3)
  • Habitats and Communities (4)
  • Pulleys and Gears (4)
  • Conservation of Energy and Resources (5)
  • Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanisms (5)
  • Electricity and Electrical Devices (6)
  • Flight (6)
  • Form and Function (7)
  • Grade 11 and 12 Physics Curriculum
DREAM BIG is a MacGillivray Freeman film in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers, presented by Bechtel Corporation.

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A Beautiful Planet

A Beautiful Planet



October 6 to December 22, 2017
Monday to Friday 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). From space, Earth blazes at night with the electric intensity of human expansion — a direct visualization of our changing world. But it is within our power to protect the planet. As we continue to explore and gain knowledge of our galaxy, we also develop a deeper connection to the place we all call home.

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

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