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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.

The John W. Woods IMAX Dome Theater will be closed from Wednesday, September 23rd to Friday, September 25th due to maintenance.

 

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What our visitors are saying about McWane Science Center

"We enjoy experiencing the fun, cool, and educational experiences that McWane offers, and the time it allows us to be together as a family.  I am sure we will purchase an annual pass, when our current one expires through the reciprocating program."

"We just love it and we are so glad we have the McWane center here in Birmingham! It's somewhere our whole family can go to have fun."

"Great place to go anytime, even a horrible rainy day or extra temps, because we never have to walk outside.  Straight from our garage to the parking deck!"

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