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How To Find a Real 70 mm IMAX Theatre

From my count, 342 of the 430 US IMAX Theaters are Digital. That means only 88 screens are real 70mm IMAX. And many of those screens are attached to museums, and don’t show Hollywood movie releases. The Dark Knight Rises prologue was only available on 42 of those 88 screens. So how can you find the nearest 70mm IMAX theater to you?

Someone has created a Google Map listing the locations, but it was last updated in August 2009:

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LF Examiner keeps an updated list of IMAX theaters in the US, but the list isn’t the easiest thing to read. Below you can find a listing of the real 70mm 15 perf IMAX theaters in existence as of December 2011, organized by state (Click here for a list of international IMAX Theaters — look for the format “1570” for real 70mm IMAX). Please note that some of these theaters are connected to museums and show only documentary presentations. Check your local listings to see if they screen Hollywood movies.

A Complete List of US IMAX 70mm Movie Theaters


Birmingham McWane Science Center (1998)
Huntsville U.S. Space and Rocket Center (1982)
Mobile Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center (1998)


Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center at the Grand Canyon (1984)
Phoenix Arizona Science Center (2006)
Tempe Harkins Arizona Mills 25 (1998)


Cathedral City Desert IMAX Theater (1999)
Irvine Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 & IMAX (2002)
Los Angeles California Science Center (1998)
Los Angeles Rave 18 IMAX (2010)
Ontario Edwards Ontario Palace 22 & IMAX (2003)
Sacramento Esquire IMAX Theatre (1999)
San Diego Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (1973)
San Francisco AMC Loews Metreon (1999)
San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation (1998)
Universal City AMC Loews Universal City (2000)


Norwalk Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk IMAX (1988)


Washington National Air and Space Museum (1976)
Washington National Museum of Natural History (1999)


Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science (1992)
Kennedy Space Center (1984)
NAS Pensacola National Naval Aviation Museum (1996)
Orlando Orlando Science Center (1997)
Orlando Regal Pointe 21 & IMAX (2007)
Tampa Museum of Science and Industry IMAX (1995)


Atlanta Fernbank Museum of Natural History (1992)
Columbus National Infantry Museum (2009)


Council Bluffs AMC Star Council Bluffs (2010)
Davenport Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science (2002)
Des Moines Science Center of Iowa (2005)


Chicago Museum of Science and Industry (1986)
Chicago Navy Pier IMAX Theatre (1995)


Indianapolis Indiana State Museum (1996)


Hutchinson Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center (1980)


Louisville Louisville Science Center (1988)


New Orleans Entergy IMAX Theatre (1995)
Shreveport Sci-Port (1998)


Boston Museum of Science (1987)
Boston New England Aquarium (2001)
Natick Jordan’s Furniture (2002)
Reading Jordan’s Furniture (2004)


Baltimore Maryland Science Center (1987)


Dearborn The Henry Ford (1999)
Detroit Detroit Science Center (1978)


Apple Valley Great Clips IMAX Theatre (1997)
Saint Paul Science Museum of Minnesota (1999)
Shakopee Valleyfair Family Amusement Park (1982)


Branson Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex (1993)
Saint Louis Saint Louis Science Center (1991)


West Yellowstone Yellowstone IMAX Theatre (1994)


Charlotte Discovery Place, Inc. (1991)


Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo (1997)


Atlantic City Tropicana Casino And Resort (2004)
Jersey City Liberty Science Center (1993)


Alamogordo New Mexico Museum of Space History (1980)


Garden City Cradle of Aviation Museum (2002)
New York AMC Loews Lincoln Square (1994)
New York American Museum of Natural History (1982)
Syracuse Museum of Science and Technology (1997)
West Nyack IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center (1998)


Cincinnati Cincinnati Museum Center (1990)
Cleveland Great Lakes Science Center (1996)
Dayton U.S. Air Force Museum Foundation (1991)


McMinnville Evergreen Aviation Museum (2007)
Portland Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (1992)


Harrisburg Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts (1999)
Philadelphia Franklin Institute Science Museum (1990)
Pittsburgh Carnegie Science Center (1991)


Providence Providence Place Cinemas 16 (2008)


Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach IMAX 3D Theater (2007)


Chattanooga Tennessee Aquarium (1996)
Memphis Memphis Museums, Inc. (1995)


Austin Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum (2001)
Dallas Museum of Nature and Science (1996)
Fort Worth Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (1983)
Galveston Moody Gardens (1993)
Houston Edwards Houston Marq*e 23 & IMAX (2003)
Houston Houston Museum of Natural Science (1989)
San Antonio IMAX 3D Theatre San Antonio Rivercenter (2001)
San Antonio IMAX Theatre San Antonio Rivercenter (1988)


Chantilly Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (2003)
Richmond Science Museum of Virginia (1983)
Virginia Beach Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center (1996)


Seattle Pacific Science Center (1998)
Seattle Pacific Science Center (1979)
Spokane Riverfront Park IMAX (1978)


Fitchburg AMC Star Fitchburg 18 (2010)
Milwaukee Humphrey IMAX Dome Theater (1996)

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