If you ever run out of things to do in Montreal, you may want to give the IMAX Vieux Port (Old Port) theatre a try. Have you ever experienced watching a movie at the IMAX theatre? If you have not yet had the opportunity then you should put that on the top of your to-do list when jotting down things to do in Montreal.
IMAX is a motion picture film format which is much larger than conventional film formats. By increasing the resolution of the film the picture is much clearer and can be viewed on a much larger screen. The seating arrangements at IMAX theatres are also different. Because viewers can be much closer to the screen due to increased resolution, the rows of seats are much steeper at an angel of 30 degrees. The running time of IMAX films are usually shorter than conventional films because of the cost of shooting such films. Usually documentary type movies are watched at the IMAX.
What makes watching a movie or documentary at the IMAX so special is that due to the size of the screen and the resolution of the picture it feels as if the image is right in front of you. The screen size also induces the sensation of motion with some viewers even suffering from motion sickness at times. Imagine a shark swimming right past your face or taking a dive into the top of a volcano, it truly is a thrill from the comfort of your seat.
When you are booking your seat it is recommended that you sit as far back and as close to the middle as possible to really get the full benefit of this amazing technology.
Take a look at the website today to see what features are on show at the Old Port IMAX theatre and enjoy!
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Montreal Science CentreFee: Yes
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.
- Monday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Tuesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2 Rue de la Commune O
Montreal, QC H2Y 4B2
Phone: +1 514-496-4724
Beth G. Aug-31-2018
Wow! This place is awesome!!! For the Cliffs Notes version: I would highly recommend this place, I would definitely come back and everyone had a great... Read More
Aarti M. Nov-23-2021
Fantastic museum. Don't understand the low ratings. Plenty to do and see. Many interactive exhibits. My kids had a blast. Read More
Austin G. Aug-21-2019
If you've been to other science centers around the world, you may be underwhelmed. If you have never been to one and/or need a place to take your child on a... Read More
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|Metro Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Line 2 - Orange||Place-d'Armes||10 Minutes|
How to get to Montreal Science Centre by Metro
By Metro: Take Metro Line 2 to Place-d'Armes; exit and go right (south) on St. Urbain Street. Continue on St. Sulpice Street all the way to de la Commune Street and turn left. The IMAX Vieux Port Theatre is part of the Montreal Science Centre complex located on the pier just ahead.
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