IMAX Sydney

The all new IMAX Sydney features the world's 3rd largest movie screen

The original IMAX Theatre in Sydney
The original IMAX Theatre in Sydney cc licensed photo by Andy_Mitchell_UK

IMAX theatres have always offered an incredible movie experience with their huge screens, multi-directional sounds and 3D movies. The newly reconstructed IMAX Sydney at Darling Harbour takes this technology to the most advanced level anywhere.

Watching a movie on the 3rd largest movie screen (approximately 29 metres high x 24 metres wide) in the world will really make you feel like you are in the action, especially when combined with 3D and the incredible IMAX sound system.

This newest generation of IMAX theatre features the latest advancements in cinema technology offering outstanding clarity of picture and sound from every seat in the house. And speaking of seats, you can upgrade your experience with options for a full recliner, or a reclining couples seat, or even a private box.

Sydney's 325 seat IMAX theatre features up to 6 shows daily, starting as early as 9:30am. Shows range from educational documentary style productions to animated 3D films and blockbuster Hollywood thrillers. Put a smile on everyone's face and treat yourselves to an unforgettable and highly immersive entertainment experience at IMAX Darling Harbour!

Nearby attractions include: Darling Harbour, Chinese Gardens, Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney, Madame Tussauds, Australian National Maritime Museum and Sydney Town Hall.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Address: 1/35 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Phone: (02) 9373 6600

Official Website: IMAX Sydney

IMAX Sydney Reviews

Rated 3.6 out of 5 Star Rating

4 Star Rating When you walk in you through the glass doors, you will see a few machines to purchase or collect your tickets. Just behind those machines is the snack bar. On the right are the registers, where there will always be at least one staff member. The staff crew are friendly and helpful. The snack bar is stacked with popcorn, soft drinks, water, and frozens but also extra snacks like chips and chocolate. The prices for the snacks are not too different from any other movie cinema. To reach the theatre, we had to go up 2 escalators until you welcomed with a giant and bright IMAX sign. There was a crew member at the door who helped us find our seats. I don't recommend the couple seats (which are the seats we had gotten). The seats are spacious, but there is no leg room, so my legs felt very cramped. The seats are also too close to the screen and even with its back recline, I didn't feel like I was able to see the whole screen. The screen is exceptionally large and crisp. The sound system is really good and clear, but (maybe because I'm right at the front) it was overly loud. Overall, the experience was okay. Maybe it would have been better if we had gotten seats further away from the screen, and with the price tag, I don't know how often I can see myself returning. 3.5/5 🌟
Stephanie L - a month ago

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4 Star Rating The building is very nice and the chairs in the theater are very comfortable. The screen is really visible from any position. It cannot be compared to regular cinema. This place is so good. However, in the morning, it opens just 30 minutes before movie starts , making many people wait outside, Many people lined up to get tickets and buy popcorn, so even 20 minutes after the movie started, people kept coming in. and there are only 3 dressing rooms on level 2 and the theater floor. Many people had to wait in line for over 10 minutes to use the bathroom, and when there were a lot of people, the stairs going up and down were too narrow and dangerous.
Jinny Hong (Jinny) - a month ago

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5 Star Rating IMAX is back open. Beautiful space with very clean and modern architecture. The screen is massive and the seating is very comfortable. The sound system is incredible and very immersive. Definitely impressed with the new IMAX in Sydney. The popcorn is delicious. I know Events Cinemas is associated with this IMAX but the popcorn here is way better than at Events Cinemas. I'm impressed. They have so many different flavours of soft drink to choose from!
Paulo B - 4 months ago

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3 Star Rating Pros: - Amazing sound. - Stylish, great design. - Comfortable seats. Cons: - Even though is one of the biggest screens of the world it’s only used around 60% of the whole screen, so basically it doesn’t make a big difference compared to a regula cinema (hopefully it was only for the movie ‘The Creator’ and not all movies). - It took around 10 minutes for the lights to be turned off after the movie started. - Emergency exit signs too bright. - Overpriced (except for Cinebuzz members that is a little bit more reasonable). - Poor design (the front seats are too close to the screen). In my case I was at the back and the experience is fantastic so I wouldn’t never book front seats. - Limited toilets.
Juan Mundo Travel YouTuber - 4 months ago

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4 Star Rating Had the pleasure of taking two large groups to the newly opened Imax. On 3D. Group bookings were simple and the staff managed our booking professionally. Inside is simple sleek design. Screen is massive and worth a 3D film. Seats are comfortable and with plenty of space. Well worth a visit.
James O'Keefe - a month ago

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Directions

Train Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Light RailConvention Centre4 minutes
L2, T1, T2, T3 or T4Town Hall 7 minutes

How to get to IMAX Sydney by Train

By Train or Light Rail - L1: Exit at Town Hall Station and walk west on Bathurst Street. Ascend the stairs to the covered pedestrian walkway and continue to Darling Harbour. The IMAX is right at the south end of Darling Harbour.

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