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IMAX® Dome

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Coming Soon


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The John W. Woods IMAX Dome Theater is undergoing a major renovation this fall! When completed, the McWane Science Center will be the first and only dome screen in the Southeastern US featuring a state-of-the-art IMAX with Laser projection system. We can’t wait to share this new and thrilling experience with you later in 2020!

IMAX with Laser has been designed from the ground up exclusively for IMAX screens. The experience is set apart by its next-generation 4K laser projection system which features a new optical engine and a suite of proprietary IMAX technologies that deliver increased resolution, sharper and brighter images, deeper contrast as well as the most distinct, exotic colors ever available on-screen.

The new experience also features the latest IMAX sound technology with new side and overheard channels that deliver greater dynamic range and precision for the ultimate in audio immersion.

Sharpness: Experience incredible detail in every image with a sharper, clearer and crisper picture that delivers a heightened level of realism on the biggest screens.

Brightness: Laser brings an increased level of brightness to fill IMAX screens with the most vivid and lifelike images.

Contrast: Dramatically greater contrast levels in each frame provides a level of depth that takes you out of your world and draws you into the movie.

Color: The widest range of colors available to filmmakers so they can present more vibrant, deeper and richer colors in IMAX than ever before.

Sound: Whether it’s a pin drop or feeling the heart-palpating force of a volcano, with IMAX’s next-generation sound system audiences will experience a new kind of powerful, immersive sound they can feel.


Into America’s Wild

Coming March 20

Into America’s Wild takes audiences on a cross-country journey to some of the most beautiful but undiscovered landscapes of America, from the lush coastline of Oregon and the wilds of Alaska to the ancient canyons of the Southwest and the rolling hills of the Appalachian Trail.