Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater

10th Street & Constitution Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20560

Unfavorite 3 people favorited this theater

Help us make this street view more accurate

Please adjust the view until the theater is clearly visible. more info

Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater

Viewing: Photo | Street View

An immersive 3D experience in the Johnson IMAX Theater will excite your students about new scientific research. During school visit hours, the theater shows curriculum-relevant films connected to the Museum’s collections and exhibitions and reviewed by Museum scientists and educators.

The Johnson IMAX Theater in the National Museum of Natural History features the latest in IMAX film technology, including a six-story-tall screen and a state-of-the-art digital surround sound system.

Contributed by Daniel Garrett Irwin

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

Giles on October 15, 2013 at 2:37 pm

I know the audio announcement before the feature mentions the dimensions of the screen – but I’m having a senior moment – what is it? 90ft by ___? Of the three Smithsonian IMAX screens this is my favorite. The screen seems the largest, the seats are more comfortable, the interior decor more chic (at least in my opinion). Unfortunately due to the government shutdown this Friday’s opening of ‘Titans of the Ice Age 3D’ has been postponed.

Giles on December 11, 2013 at 11:19 am

did a double feature this morning saw ‘Titans of the Ice Age’ and ‘Jerusalem 3D’ – the latter was just spectacular. Oh and for the record, the screen is 66 feet tall / 90 feet wide

Giles on May 3, 2014 at 10:40 am

FYI: all IMAX features at all three Smithsonian theaters are $5 til the 22nd of May.

Giles on October 9, 2014 at 1:52 pm

from an article regarding the conversion from 15/70 to digital projection on the IMAX screen:

“All three of Smithsonian’s IMAX theaters will close from January to March 2015 to convert from film to digital.”

from this online article:

Giles on October 22, 2014 at 4:44 pm

the article is not entirely accurate – this screen and the Udvar Hazy theater will get the upgrade but the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater will get the conversion later. Here though the lazer system will require a new screen, but it will retain the full the 66ft by 90ft dimensions.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater