Simons IMAX Theatre at the New England Aquarium

Central Wharf,
Boston, MA 02110

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Simons IMAX Theatre at the New England Aquarium

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The Simons IMAX Theatre at the New England Aquarium was opened on December 6, 2001 as Boston’s first IMAX 3D theatre.

Designed by E. Verner Johnson and Associates, a Boston-based firm, the theater boasts a screen which is 65' tall by 85' wide, making it the largest in New England.

The theater features natural history IMAX films (2D and 3D) which enhance the New England Aquarium’s mandate during aquarium operating hours, and the best of Hollywood with IMAX DMR (2D and 3D) films in the evening. Thus the theater embraces the best attributes of an institutional theater by day, and a stand-alone commercial theater by night. Revenues from all theater operations are used to support the Aquarium’s mission to Present, Promote and Protect the World of Water.

Contributed by Derek Threinen

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on October 7, 2010 at 4:51 pm

This was Boston’s second IMAX screen. The first was the Museum of Science’s Mugar Omni Theater, which I just now added to this website.

dickneeds111
dickneeds111 on February 8, 2014 at 11:12 pm

Sorry Ron but the Aquarium Imax was Boston,s 1st IMAX 3D theatre. The Omni theatre is as stated Omnimax which is different and it does not show (3D).

chitchatjf
chitchatjf on November 24, 2014 at 1:46 pm

No Hollywood films here lately perhaps due to the fact they still use film

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