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Humpback Whales

RATED:  G | RUNTIME: 40 min. | STUDIO:  MacGillivray Freeman

Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Captured for the first time with IMAX® 3D cameras, and found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a slow but remarkable recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year.

Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia

RATED: G | RUNTIME: 39 min. | STUDIO: K2 Studios

At the height of its power between the 9th and 15th centuries, Angkor was a resplendent city, considered the most extensive urban complex of the pre-industrial world. But by the late 16th century, the empire was in its death throes. The people of Angkor left not a single word explaining their kingdom’s collapse. Come along this giant screen adventure to unveil the mysteries behind this lost jewel of Cambodia!

Antarctica

RATED: G | RUNTIME: 45 min. | STUDIO: SK Films

It is a land of mystery and yet what happens here affects every single one of us. With never-before seen footage, our story brings audiences to the farthest reaches of this wild and majestic continent. It is the coldest, driest and windiest place on Earth with the roughest oceans and yet, weird and wonderful creatures thrive here in astounding abundance. Antarctica is the perfect fit for the Giant Screen.

Using the latest underwater filming techniques, dive beneath sea ice, more than 6 feet thick, to experience the alien world of its seafloor- thousands of purple starfish scuttling to escape being entrapped by growing ice and elaborate jellyfish dancing a deadly dance. Swim alongside playful seals, soar above mountain peaks and vast penguin colonies and witness the largest congregation of fin and humpback whales ever filmed.

Although so remote from us, Antarctica and its surrounding Southern Ocean play a vital role for the entire planet, regulating ocean currents, sea levels and its wildlife-filled waters can absorb huge amounts of carbon. New science is revealing that dramatic changes are occurring and rapidly warming this pristine land of snow and ice. No one owns Antarctica but it will take global cooperation and collaboration to protect it and ensure the future health of our planet.

Saving Luna

RATED:  G | RUNTIME: 42 min. | RESERVED SEATING Y/N:  No

Luna, a baby killer whale, gets separated from his family. When he seeks contact with people, his life becomes a saga of love, conflict, laughter and drama, about the mysteries — and the promise — of friendship across forbidden boundaries. Saving Luna, a film honoured widely by festivals and critics, has been edited for the giant screen format by the original filmmakers, Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm. It includes new footage from Vancouver Island’s spectacular Nootka Sound and storytelling framed by reflections on a timeless true story of a little whale who, in the words of Mowachaht/Muchalaht elder Eugene Amos, touched the lives of everyone he met.

Great Bear Rainforest

RATED:  G | RUNTIME: 41 min. | STUDIO: MacGillivray Freeman Films RESERVED SEATING Y/N:  No

Journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters and the all-white spirit bear — the rarest bear on earth — in the film Great Bear Rainforest. Hidden from the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the wildest places left on earth. Found on Canada’s remote Pacific coast, it is the last intact temperate rainforest in the world—a place protected by the region’s indigenous people for millennia. Now, for the first time ever, experience this magical world in IMAX and discover the land of the spirit bear.

Coming Soon

Australia’s Great Wild North

RATED:  G | RUNTIME: 45 min. | STUDIO: K2 Studios RESERVED SEATING Y/N:  No | Opens Jan. 29, 2022

Far Northern Australia is a land of extremes.  Huge bushfires ravage the ancient landscape in the dry season and the world’s biggest thunderstorms bring torrential rain and flooding in the wet season.  These almost Jurassic conditions have created some of the richest wetlands on Earth. This film carries viewers across the whole Top End of Australia, from the wild Kimberly coast through mysterious and rarely seen Arnhem Land and then deep into the world’s oldest rainforest in Cape York. Australia’s Great Wild North was a Finalist at the World Wildlife Day Film Showcase, in the category “People & Forests: Long Form.”

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