IMAX Dome Theatre at Discovery Place Science
301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, United States

Review №1

The thought and experience is a very cool idea. The overall staff were very friendly and hospitable. The theatre was very clean, warm, and vibrant. I loved watching the IMAX movie, and i suggest everybody to experience this.

Review №2

Short but sweet. As always!

Review №3

Two major issues that left me frustrated and I still havent been able to enjoy the show...First - I spent countless times trying to buy tickets for Superdogs online. Every time I made it to the end I received an error. I tried on a phone, windows PC, Macbook and all the same issue. I kept getting notifications to call to make the purchase but I was in and out of meetings for days and only had the chance to try when IMAX was closed.Secondly - when we finally were able to make our purchase, we took our son to IMAX to watch the show and were told IMAX hasnt been working all day! No email, no phone call, no sign at the door - nothing. I was told the only thing that could be done was to give me complimentary tickets for the tickets I already paid for...

Review №4

Great movie theater and no need for 3D glasses to get the taste of that effect

Review №5

It was fun a lot of cool things to do in their it is just awesome

Review №6

The only 360 degree IMAX I know of.

Review №7

Great experience, friendly and knowledgeable staff, parking was easy, exhibits were great.

Review №8

Ive been to several Imax theatres and this is one of the best. Its in a great location and the staff are very friendly.

Review №9

My first (and last) IMAX Dome movie. Very disappointed. Just saw Dunkirk - probably a great movie, but a terrible viewing experience. Imagine watching a movie from the perspective of an ant, peering through a fish-eye lens and sitting way, way too close to the screen. Youre basically lying on your back, craning your neck to look up and around just to figure out whats going on in each scene. Everything was terribly distorted.Id like to see Dunkirk again on a traditional screen, but this was just annoying. I wanted to get up and leave after 10 minutes but decided to give it a chance. $16 tickets - not worth it, IMHO.

Review №10

Different experience. Little challenging for kids to scan thru the big screen

Review №11

Its really impressive I think they have one of the biggest screens in the whole state I recommend to see a movie.

Review №12

Its okay. I never really understood the fascination with IMAX, the movie simply goes in a semi-circle. But the theater is nice.

Review №13

Probably the only IMAX theatre anywhere that not only doesnt sell consessions, but doesnt even allow food or drink in the theatre.

Review №14

Great place! Clean and not too crowded. Friendly staff

Review №15

It’s a fun experience for the first person perspective films. The only part that was slightly distracting was the many dirt spots either on the screen or projector.

Review №16

DO NOT GO TO IMAX at Discovery Place.Just saw Star Wars - The Last Jedi and I should have asked for my money back! The image was so dark that at times I couldnt see characters faces. The center channel audio was so low I could barely make out the dialog. I never heard any surround sound channels effects, and the LFEs were non-existent. Plus, the dome changed the perspective--straight lines were bent of course. There was very little saturation--instead of bright colors, the colors were muted to Earth browns of the 70s.STONE CREST at PIPER GLEN is 10x better for IMAX!!!It was WORSE than a standard movie!!!

Review №17

Great film, great facility, great staff to assist us

Review №18

Even though they have the capabilities of showing a 70mm IMAX film, they have absolutely no business doing so. At first I thought I was overthinking it all, but after reading the reviews on here I feel better knowing I wasnt off.Watching Dunkirk, I changed seats three times, ending up in the very last row, which still didnt give me any sort of vantage point, and you can never see the film for what it is supposed to be.I felt like a cat chasing a red dot with my eyes the whole 105 minute film time.I was uneasy and nauseous most of the time and the seats could barely for my 510 200lbs frame without my knees almost touching the people in front of me.Im actually surprised they were approved to show the film, but I guess money is money.Speaking of that dont waste time or money here unless its a short nature/outer space documentary type film for education purposes.

Review №19

Came to the IMAX to see Star wars The Last Jedi. It was definitely worth it. The kids had a blast!

Review №20

This is an awesome experience. I hate going to the movies, but I love coming to see the imax dome. Well done Charlotte!

Review №21

Watched Dunkirk. At first I thought it would make me sea sick. Body got used to it and I felt like we were shooting down the Luftwaffe. If they got an improved sound system it would probably be even more intense. Outside of that, kids would love the activities. Made me miss my kids seeing all the hand prints on the wall.

Review №22

Count us among the many who were disappointed with their IMAX experience here seeing Dunkirk. There appear to be only a small portion of seats that dont make you look waaaaay up and over your head. Things are distorted and hard to see. We should have just gone to Regal Stonecrests IMAX theatre. Also, the ticketing process is confusing....I print this ticket at home, then I have to stand in line to get the staff to print another ticket? Some staff were friendly, but the majority were not.

Review №23

Went to see Dunkirk last night. Terrible experience. The movie was terribly distorted since the screen is in the shape of a spherical dome. It was hard to see any of the picture and it made me nauseated through the entire film.Not worth the $16. Make sure you go see Dunkirk on either a traditional large theatre screen or an IMAX that isn’t shaped like a sphere.

Review №24

Watched the National Parks Adventure iMax movie. It was spectacular, and I have added a few parks to my bucket list.

Review №25

Definitely a family spot. The 3D show was great

Review №26

Awesome at the time we saw the evolution of dinosaurs

Review №27

Fantastic set up. Great movies!

Review №28

Great night of adult fun.

Review №29

Excellent a hidden gem within Charlotte!!!!

Review №30

They have good movie quality

Review №31

Screen is nearly as big as mine. Superb experience

Review №32

I went there but I didnt see anything

Review №33

Enjoyed watching Star Wars here!

Review №34

Huge screen and very good quality prints of movies.

Review №35

Very friendly staff

Review №36

Great experience loved it

Review №37


Review №38

Cool screen but blurry resolution made it hard to watch at times

Review №39

Not really the imax experience.

Review №40

Too bug

Review №41

Awesome experience

Review №42

Ok show

Review №43


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  • Address:301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, United States
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  • Phone:+1 704-372-6261
  • Movie theater
  • Active military discounts:Yes
  • Wheelchair-accessible car park:Yes
  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair-accessible lift:Yes
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating:Yes
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilet:Yes
  • Food:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • Restaurant:Yes
  • Stadium seating:Yes
  • Toilets:Yes
  • Wi-Fi:Yes
  • Family friendly:Yes
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