The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness
RATED: G | RUNTIME: 45 min. | STUDIO: Cosmic Picture | RESERVED SEATING Y/N: No
Imagine a place in the far north of Alaska that is vast, wild, and magical – where one of earth’s greatest natural spectacles unfolds. Princess Daazhraii Johnson of the Gwich’in tribe reveals the land that has sustained her people for untold generations. Experience a world that has evolved intact and untamed since the beginning of time. Journey with National Geographic photographer Florian Schulz on his five-year quest to film the elusive 200,000 strong Porcupine Caribou herd as it migrates to the Arctic Coastal Plain, one of the longest animal migrations on earth. Filled with intimate moments featuring polar bears and musk oxen, wolves, grizzlies, golden eagles and more.
RATED: G | RUNTIME: 40 min. | STUDIO: MacGillivray Freeman | RESERVED SEATING Y/N: No
Ancient Caves brings science and adventure together as it follows paleoclimatologist Dr. Gina Moseley on a mission to unlock the secrets of the Earth’s climate in the most unlikely of places: caves. Moseley and her team of cave explorers travel the world exploring vast underground worlds in search of stalagmite samples – geologic “fingerprints” – that reveal clues about the planet’s climate history. Their quest leads them to some of the world’s most remote caves, both above and below the water, in France, Iceland, the Bahamas, the U.S. and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Together, they go where very few humans will ever go, revealing the incredible lengths scientists will go to study the unknown.
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.
Avatar: The Way of Water 3D in HFR*
RATED: PG | RUNTIME: 190 min. | STUDIO: 20th Century Studios | RESERVED SEATING Y/N: Yes
Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of Water” begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure. Directed by James Cameron and produced by Cameron and Jon Landau, the film stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement and Kate Winslet.
*HFR stands for “High Frame Rate” which doubles the frame speed in some sequences to 48 frames per second. This makes the content smoother for a more realistic and enjoyable viewing experience.
Please note: This feature is not part of the IMAX Victoria Film Festival.
Returning for a limited engagement Thursdays to Sundays until April 6, 2023.
Animal Kingdom: A Tale of Six Families 2D & 3D
RATED: G | RUNTIME: 39 min. | STUDIO: K2 | RESERVED SEATING Y/N: No | CC: Yes
Animal Kingdom is a stunning exploration into just what makes our natural world so spectacular. An educational journey from A-Z, the film introduces audiences to animals from all over the world; and explores the ways in which we can help to protect them. Across frozen snowy forests, under scorching African Sun, and into the darkest depths of the ocean, the film will break down why animals are the way they are and answer the simple but important questions that form the basis of our knowledge about the animal world.
Wings Over Water
RATED: G | RUNTIME: 45 min. | STUDIO: SK Films | RESERVED SEATING Y/N: No | Opening April 17
As the glaciers retreated at the end of the last ice age, they left an astounding gift of connected rivers, lakes and wetlands across the heartland of North America. Today, these largely unknown water highways remain an oasis for sustaining wildlife. From the herds of bison that still roam the Great Plains to the vital honeybees that pollinate our crops and especially for the millions of magnificent birds that migrate along these “flyways.”
Wings Over Water tells the story of the epic journeys of three amazing bird families – the Sandhill Crane, the Yellow Warbler and the Mallard Duck – with extraordinary footage of their fascinating behaviors.
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