Profile Last Updated: May 12, 2008
When you visit Victoria's National Geographic IMAX Theatre, expect a gigantic experience. The IMAX screen has a projected area of more than six stories high and 70 feet wide - nearly 10 times larger than conventional movie screens. Each screening is prefaced with a warning from an IMAX usher that the sheer size may cause extreme vertigo for first time viewers. It’s truly a unique and exciting experience. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
See the World in 11 Hours
A part of the Royal British Columbia Museum complex, in downtown Victoria, the National Geographic IMAX Theatre has showings daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Most IMAX films are about 45 minutes in length, which means that there are up to 11 chances every day to journey to places that most people never experience otherwise. Climb the heights of Mt. Everest, dive the depths of the ocean, hike the stark Alaskan tundra or fly in the cockpit of a jet fighter crossing the sound barrier. Double feature movie and museum packages make it easy to spend hours immersed in these worlds. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Royal BC Museum box office.
A Place to Start Your Own Adventure
Before or after the movie, be sure to stop in at the National Geographic store - one of only three in the world. Here you'll find videos and DVDs of National Geographic productions, unique and educational children's toys and games, books and magazines, as well as travel compasses, night vision binoculars, journals, travel guides and currency converters.
Note: Fully accessible to whellchairs
All Access Pass: For IMAX enthusiasts, an annual pass could pay for itself in a day. It entitles holders to store discounts, guest discounts and special low prices on non-standard IMAX films.