IMAX 3D Movie Theater | Downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee
The biggest and best Chattanooga Movie Theater plays new 3D IMAX movies right in Downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. Just a block away from the Tennessee Aquarium, you can plunge into an amazing underwater adventure or travel to fascinating lands at Chattanooga's premiere movie theater. Our six-story IMAX screen, the largest in the region, is the only one big enough to show you a life-sized blue whale as big as a school bus. IMAX 3D movie theaters offer one of the most engaging movie experiences in the world.
GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D
Get closer to the iconic predator we love to fear – the Great White Shark. You’ll feel as though you’re inside a shark cage and witnessing Great Whites leaping out of the water. Shot on location in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California, this film shows you the truth behind the mythic creature forever stigmatized by its portrayal in the world’s first blockbuster movie, “Jaws.”
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Narrated by David Attenborough, Penguins 3D celebrates the destiny of a very special King Penguin, who returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic. Known as Penguin City, the island is home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals and brawling elephant seals—as well as six million penguins! Somehow our hero must earn his place among the island inhabitants and fulfill his destiny by finding a mate and raising a family.
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| ROCKY MOUNTAIN EXPRESS 2D |
Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and relates the epic adventure of building the nation’s first transcontinental railway. Spanning thousands of miles and some of the world’s greatest natural barriers, this grand transcontinental project, and its wandering ribbon of steel, drew together far flung communities isolated in the wilderness, shaped a new nation and changed the face of the North American continent forever.
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| JOURNEY TO THE SOUTH PACIFIC 3D OPENS MARCH 7th |
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett, Journey to the South Pacific will take moviegoers on a breathtaking IMAX® 3D adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, Journey to the South Pacific highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home.
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|The Tennessee Aquarium IMAX® 3D Theater has become one of the first official “Certified Giant Screen” theaters in the world. The new certification program was announced during the Giant Screen Cinema Association’s International Conference. |
At 89 feet wide and 66 feet tall, the Aquarium’s IMAX® 3D Theater has one whale of a screen that almost doubles the size requirements needed to earn the title as Chattanooga’s only Certified Giant Screen. Read more about the difference between a GIANT screen and projection alternatives.
When scheduling your visit or IMAX film time, remember Chattanooga is in the Eastern Time Zone. All exhibit galleries are fully accessible, and a limited number of wheelchairs are available for a fee. Strollers are permitted in the Aquarium. For your safety, strollers and crocs (or similar soft shoes) are not allowed on escalators
; however, elevators are available in all buildings.