The John W. Woods IMAX® Dome Theater is an experience like no other! Our 280 seats sit under a 5 story, 79ft. diameter tilted, domed screen. The IMAX® Dome image fills your entire field of vision and the audio surrounds you to create a truly immersive sight and sound film experience.
The IMAX® Dome is a large format, 70mm film projection system that uses legendary IMAX® technology to create amazing images of unsurpassed resolution and impact. Combined with 15,000 watts and six channels of digital surround sound, it is the ultimate movie experience. IMAX® film has the largest film frame in motion picture history – ten times the size of a standard 35mm frame! In just 40 minutes, the projector carries more than 10,000 feet of film at 24 frames per second. Thanks to a glass-enclosed projection room, you can watch as the Projectionist loads the projector and elevates it into position for starting and viewing the show.
"We come here after school as a fun treat about once a week. We love it! My boys are always excited to go for a visit, and always very sad to leave. I love the openness of the upper floor for the little ones to run and play. It is our favorite indoor place to go in Birmingham."
"I think it is a great place for my child to learn and interact with other kids. When he gets older I can't wait to send him to the day camp."
"I love science and I want to foster a love for science and nature in my young daughter."