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.

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

Amazon Adventure

Schedule until June 29, 2018:
Monday to Friday at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. (2 p.m. timeslot available only until February 23, 2018)

View the Trailer for Amazon Adventure

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

Schedule until June 29, 2018:
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



Schedule until June 29, 2018:
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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Pandas

Pandas



Schedule from April 30 until June 29, 2018:
Monday to Friday at 2 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 June 11 to 29, 2018:
Monday to Friday at 3 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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