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 theatre. 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.
| ||FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES 3D |
It’s a natural history epic. It’s a compelling detective story. It’s a scientific adventure at its best. It took Dr. Fred Urquhart almost 40 years to discover the monarch butterflies’ secret hideaway and prove the most incredible migration on Earth. Following the year-long annual migration cycle of the butterflies, the award-winning production team filmed hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries in Mexico in 2011 and again in 2012 and also along their migratory routes from Canada, across the U.S. and into Mexico. The technology of IMAX® immerses you in the astounding migration experience as two generations of the butterflies migrate north and then a Super Generation miraculously finds its way from Canada to a few isolated mountaintops in Mexico – to a place it has never been!
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| ||BORN TO BE WILD 3D |
Born to be Wild 3D is an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time. Born to be Wild is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild.
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|THE LAST REEF 3D |
Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish, visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see. The Last Reef 3D: Cities Beneath the Sea takes us on a global journey to explore our connection with the ocean's complex, parallel worlds. New underwater 3D technology takes us into the heart of the reef, revealing a habitat more diverse and more colorful than you ever imagined.
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| ||GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D Starts May 24th |
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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|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.