IMAX Theatres Ottawa Overview

In the relentless advancement and innovation in the movie and film industry, Canada’s own IMAX Corporation has found a way to stand above the competition. With larger screens, high quality filmography and incredible sound, some films cannot fully be appreciated unless they are experienced in IMAX and IMAX 3D.

Ottawa-Gatineau has 3 IMAX Theatres conveniently spread throughout the city each offering movies throughout the year. The area’s first IMAX screen, located in the popular Museum of Civilization, remains its most popular with a collection of scientific and educational films.

Two commercial screens located in the west and east ends of the city respectively offer mainstream films to choose from year round. The steps below provide information on all of Ottawa’s IMAX Theatres.


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    The Canadian Museum of Civilization

    This is a truly unique IMAX experience in Ottawa. The museum's dome was the first ever facility to combine both the IMAX technology and dome-styled screen. Offering a collection of educational and scientific films, it is a favourite of young and old alike. The museum offers information for teachers and allows booking for groups and events. You will definitely have an audio video experience of a lifetime after you enjoy the large dome like screen and immersed sound. You will feel as if you are in the film as it envelopes you from all around. This is an experience that you definitely do not want to miss. Make sure to bring your friends and family members, especially the kids as they will have a great time and maybe even learn something in the process.

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    SilverCity Gloucester

    Ottawa's east end's only IMAX screen is conveniently located near the 417 airport and offers several showings daily. You can get ticket price information, show times and birthday bookings all from their website. If you love giant screens and high quality surround sound then there is nothing quite like watching a film on an IMAX screen. The best part is that the movie is basically shot in IMAX format so it is specifically made to be enjoyed on this giant screen. You and your friends or family members should definitely experience a movie in the IMAX format to have a wonderful time.

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    AMC Kanata 24

    Offering 24 screens including the west's only IMAX screen, AMC Kanata shows both IMAX and IMAX 3D movies year-round. The best part about this place is that there are so many different options to choose from. If you want to enjoy a film on the IMAX screen and the rest of the family or friends want to watch something else, they can view a different movie at one of the other 24 screens.

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