IMAX Theaters

People wearing 3D glasses in a theater

PacSci is the home of Seattle’s ultimate IMAX® experience and the largest screen in Washington with two state-of-the-art theaters: Boeing and PACCAR.

Plus, you support science education across Washington state when you enjoy movies at PacSci’s theaters!

Arrive early – Movies start promptly, so please allow ample time for entry to ensure that you can safely find a seat.

Reserved seating is not available in either of our theaters. The configuration of seats in both of our IMAX theaters does not allow for reserved seating.

Prices

AgeIMAX Feature MovieIMAX Documentary Movie
Youth (3-17)$16.00$9.00
Adults (18-64)$21.00$12.00
Seniors (65+)$16.00$9.00

Feature Movies

PLAYING THIS WEEK

Inside Out 2

Inside Out 2 poster with
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Coming Soon

Kalki 2898 AD

Kalki IMAX poster
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Two Showtimes Only: June 26 and 27

A Quiet Place: Day One

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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
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One Night Only: June 30

Despicable Me 4

Minions on the poster for Despicable Me 4
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Skywalkers: A Love Story

Two people hanging from a crane
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Oasis: Supersonic

Oasis: Supersonic with Paul and Liam Gallagher
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One Night Only: July 16

Twisters

Twisters with Glen Powell and Daisy Edgar-Jones
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Early Access Showing: Wednesday, July 17

Deadpool & Wolverine

Hugh Jackson and Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool & Wolverine

The Blue Angels

The Blue Angels IMAX poster
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Showtimes starting July 29

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once poster
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One Night Only: August 28

Summer of Music Series

Celebrate and experience your favorite music movies in IMAX — for a limited time only. Each movie will only play for one weekend so don’t miss out!

Queen: Rock Montreal

Freddie Mercury on the cover of Queen: Rock Montreal
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One Weekend Only: July 4–7

A Star is Born

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star in Born
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One Weekend Only: July 11–14

La La Land

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in La La Land
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One Weekend Only: July 18–21

Moonage Daydream

David Bowie on the cover of
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One Weekend Only: July 25–28

Stop Making Sense

David Byrne on the cover of Stop Making Sense
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One Weekend Only: August 1–4

The Greatest Showman

Hugh Jackson on
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One Weekend Only: August 15–18

Documentary MOVIES

Now Playing

Arctic: Our Frozen Planet

Arctic: Our Frozen Planet 3D poster with a polar bear and manatees
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Deep Sky

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Jane Goodall: Reasons for Hope

Jane Goodall on the web poster for Jane Goodall: Reasons for All
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Dinosaurs of Antarctica 2D

Dinosaurs of Antarctica poster with a dinosaur roaring
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Sea Lions: Life By a Whisker

Two sea lions under water with
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Sea Lions: Life By a Whisker (Short)

Two sea lions under water with

25-minute version of the documentary

coming soon

Blue Whales: Return of the Giants

Blue Whales: Return of the Giants 3D poster with a diver and a blue whale

Opens Friday, July 5

Fungi: The Web of Life

Fungi: Web of Life poster with mushrooms and a snail

Opens Friday, July 5

How Do Our Theaters Match Up?

Boeing Sound: 12,000 watts digital sound 12.1 surround

Boeing Screen Size: 6 stories tall and 80′ wide Silver Screen for 3D

Boeing Silver Screen Fun Fact: 3rd Laser IMAX installation in the world

PACCAR Sound: 12,000 watts digital sound 5.1 surround

PACCAR Screen Size: 37′ tall and 60′ wide Silver Screen for 3D

PACCAR Silver Screen Fun Fact: First installed with film in 1979, converted to digital in 2011.

Give the gift of curiosity with a PacSci gift certificate!

The gift certificate can be redeemed whenever you—or those on your gift list—are ready to reserve IMAX tickets or activate memberships.

Plus your purchase helps support PacSci’s mission to expand access to science across Washington state.

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Did you know PacSci is the third institution in the world and the first science center to get Dual Laser IMAX?

Explore the stories and the cutting-edge technology behind our IMAX theaters in this blog post. Learn about the technology and innovation that makes our theaters so special and unique.

Name Your Seat for Science

Do you love movies and documentaries? Do you want to see your name or inscription on a chair in our legendary Boeing IMAX Theater? Donate $1,000+ to PacSci today and you can name a seat for science!

IMAX FAQs

Are IMAX screenings included in General Admission tickets?

No. Tickets to our IMAX theaters must be purchased separately.

Where can I buy IMAX tickets?

Tickets are available for purchase on our website.

Can I select my seat in advance?

No. Reserved seating is not available in either of our theaters.

The configuration of seats in both of our IMAX theaters does not allow for reserved seating. Boeing Theater is the largest and only true IMAX theater in the region and offers plush seating.

Do you accommodate accessibility needs?

Yes. Both of our IMAX theaters are wheelchair accessible.

Closed captioning is available for some movies, which is indicated on each listing. Listening assist devices are also available. If closed captioning or other accessibility needs are required, please contact us in advance or speak with our theater staff at the show, and they will be happy to assist you.

What do you offer as concessions?

We offer a full-service concession stand in our Boeing IMAX Theater, with goodies ranging from popcorn to candy to soft drinks and more.

Beer and wine are also available in our Boeing IMAX Theater to our 21+ guests.

Where can I park?

There are several parking garages around Seattle Center. To view parking garages and locations, please see Parking & Transportation.

Please note: Garages around Seattle Center, including James Albert Claypool Memorial Garage, are not managed by Pacific Science Center. Please check posted signage at each garage for current rates and operating hours before parking.

Ticket Refund & Exchange Policy

Delivery Charges

No delivery charge will be added to tickets picked up on-site at Will Call or an automated Kiosk.

Ticket Exchanges and Refunds

Tickets noted with “No Refunds or Exchanges” cannot be refunded or exchanged at any time. For all other tickets, no refunds or exchanges will be offered after the event has begun or the entry time has passed.

Refund or exchanges requested via phone or email should be submitted at least 24 hours in advance of the event start time to ensure they are processed. Service fees are non-refundable.

In the case that your ticketed event is cancelled by Pacific Science Center for any reason your ticket will be exchanged at no cost, or fully refunded including service fees. The exchange or refund must be arranged for within four days of the cancelled event or the refund or exchange will no longer be available.

No exchange fee will be charged.

For refunds or exchanges, please contact Guest Services at (206) 443-2844.

Theater Accessibility Information

Both IMAX theaters are wheelchair accessible. The PACCAR IMAX and Boeing IMAX Theaters each accommodate six wheelchairs and reserved companion seats. Additionally, the Boeing Theater has four accessible seats for patrons with disabilities with arms that fold out for easier access.

  • To access the PACCAR IMAX Theater via wheelchair, go to the glass elevator just outside our Grossology Bathrooms in Building 5 and go up one level. Or go to the entrance to Building 1 where you’ll see a marked elevator. Take that elevator up one level, exit through cafe and proceed across upper courtyard taking a right to theater entrance once you’ve reached Building 5.
  • To access Boeing IMAX Theater via elevator, proceed to the Upper Boeing Lobby. Next to our public restrooms is an elevator that will take you down to the lower lobby. Once you exit the elevator, go left to theater entrance.

Theater Closed Captioning

Closed captioning is available for some movies, which is indicated on each listing. If closed captioning is needed, please speak with our theater staff at the show.

Learn about Accessibility at PacSci.

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