IMAX Victoria In the Royal BC Museum

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IMAX Victoria In the Royal BC Museum

IMAX Victoria In the Royal BC Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:15 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:15 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:15 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:15 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:15 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:15 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:15 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:15 PM
About
With crystal clear images, 12-channel immersive surround sound, and advanced IMAX® with Laser projection technology, IMAX® Victoria lets you feel like you're really there. Six stories high and 85' feet wide (18.59m x 25.9m), the screen pulls you in! Over 8 million people at this location have been spellbound by the force and beauty of The IMAX® Experience. Technically advanced and visually, it is the most powerful and immersive movie experience in the world.
Suggested duration
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Address
Neighbourhood: James Bay
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4.5
1,025 reviews
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64
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Maps36377520829
1 contribution
Senior employees
Jun. 2019 • Couples
We met 2 older men who sold there museum so well! They took their time to ask us where we came from, what we were interested in, and showed and told us about the indigenous population on Vancouver Island. Such a great experience!
Written April 12, 2020
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Dear Maps36377520829, Thank you for your visit to the museum (before we closed due to Covid-19). It's good to know that you enjoyed your visit and that you were greeted so nicely. I suspect that the two gentleman you refer to are part of our valued volunteer team who often make visitors feel welcome while helping with additional information. We couldn't do it without them! We look forward to hosting you again soon once we’re able to re-open. Kindest regards, Paul Wild | Theatre Director, IMAX Victoria | Inside the Royal BC Museum
Written July 17, 2020
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Bob
Qualicum Beach, Canada7 contributions
Apollo 11
Mar. 2020
What a movie!! Fantastic movie, beautiful in IMAX format, and very comfortable (lots of leg room, soft seats) seating, and fabulous sound system. The school group were obviously very taken with the movie also, as they were stone silent throughout!
Written March 17, 2020
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Dear Robert, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Apollo 11. We couldn't agree more that the film was well done and even though we all know the outcome; it was amazing how tense you felt watching that massive Saturn rocket prepare for lift off! That being said, all good things come to an end, and Apollo 11 has left the schedule. In fact, due to Covid-19 and under the advice of the health authorities, the theatre is currently closed (today's date March 20). We look forward to re-opening and making this large immersive format available to everyone again. - hopefully soon. Kindest regards, Paul Wild
Written March 20, 2020
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Patricia H
Abbotsford, Canada18 contributions
Great Fun
Feb. 2020 • Couples
We liked this place so much we took in 5 different shows in 2 days..
We saw 3 shows in 3D and 2 in regular viewing. They schedule some of the shows in both 3d or regular viewing so if you don't like 3d you can opt for a regular viewing of the same show. The website tells you which ones are scheduled for 3D. We enjoyed both types of viewings. The large screen makes even the regular viewing very realistic and exciting.

We watched the 3D movies from 2 different spots - from up by the back and also from about 6 rows up from the front. I preferred the location 6 rows from the front as the 3D was so realistic from there. It felt like it was touching me. It didn't feel quite like that when we were further back.

My favourites.
Born to be Wild. Sweet! Would be great for kids also.

Mountain Quest. This mountain climbing adventure had spectacular scenery and high adventure.
Written February 14, 2020
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Dear Patricia, Thank you for your recent visit and for your informative review. We appreciate your feedback and the fact that you enjoyed your "IMAX Experience"! Our Film Festival will continue until Feb. 27th and then we'll open Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker on Feb. 28. Back from the Brink & Great Bear Rainforest will return and Secrets of the Universe will stay on the schedule after the festival. Kindest regards, Paul Wild
Written February 19, 2020
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carolsE8625RO
Victoria, Canada7 contributions
Ford vs Ferrari
Feb. 2020 • Friends
Didn't think this was my kind of movie but really enjoyed it! Great for a mixed group, something for everyone. The IMAX experience really brings the movie to life.
Written February 8, 2020
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Dear carolsE8625RO, Thank you for your review and glad to hear you enjoyed the film. As someone once said to me "you don't need to be a petrol head to enjoy the film." It's so true! The show has been very popular on our screen and with the two Oscars it won last night (for Best Film Editing and Best Sound Editing), we've added another week on the schedule Feb 21-27, 2020. Kindest regards, Paul Wild
Written February 10, 2020
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Cheryl B
Saanich, Canada53 contributions
Great Bear Rain Forest 3D
Jan. 2020
Crazy awesome film of BC’s Great Bear Rain Forest. It’s almost like you are right there in the mist, walking by the river and observing the Spirit Beat up close. Really recommend it.
Written January 16, 2020
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Dear Cheryl, Thank you for your recent visit and review of the Great Bear Rainforest. The film is beautiful and has been hugely popular since we opened it. So much so, in fact, that we haven't been able to take it off the schedule! It will, however, leave the schedule Jan 24 thru to Feb 27 to make room for our 2020 IMAX Victoria Film Festival. Afterwards, GBR will return on Feb 28 when we also open Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Kindest regards, Paul Wild
Written January 22, 2020
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Victoria W
QUALICUM BEACH120 contributions
Fantastic experience
Nov. 2019
I took my granddaughter to see two 3D shows, Great Bear Rainforest and Superdogs. Both amazing. The photography is fantastic. The theatre is well organized and comfortable. Will definitely try to go back
Written November 23, 2019
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Dear Victoria, Thank you for your recent visit and for including us in your trip to Victoria from Qualicum Beach. We are thrilled to learn you enjoyed Great Bear Rainforest and Superpower Dogs. Your timing was perfect in some ways as Superpower Dogs has just left the schedule to be replaced by Back from the Brink. Another film to look forward to with your granddaughter! Kindest regards, Paul Wild
Written November 28, 2019
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LINDA B
Camrose, Canada21 contributions
Great experience
Nov. 2019
We went to see " The Great Bear Rain Forest" It was spectacular!!!. I would definitely recommend this show. The spirit bear was my favorite.
Written November 9, 2019
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Dear Linda, Thank you for including us in your recent visit from Camrose. We're thrilled to learn you enjoyed the Great Bear Rainforest! As you know this film has BC roots, but what you may not know is that this theatre was used for the editing of the film during its production - same for the sound design too. The filmmakers wanted to create the final film using one of the best projection systems in the world - the IMAX 4K laser system. I think you'll agree it turned out great! Kindest regards, Paul Wild
Written November 13, 2019
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Oleg K
Toronto, Canada78 contributions
Alaskan Bear IMAX film
Oct. 2019 • Couples
Amazing feat of photography. Learned many new things about interaction between First Nations and wildlife. Would recommend this to all ages.
Written November 9, 2019
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Dear olegk596 Thank you for including us in your recent visit from Toronto. We're thrilled to learn you enjoyed the Great Bear Rainforest! This has been our most popular film in 2019 and it will remain on the schedule at least until Dec 12 - if not longer. Kindest regards, Paul Wild
Written November 13, 2019
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Gary and Susan D
2 contributions
BC Museum ticket price
Oct. 2019 • Couples
Great value for money, lots to see, was worth every penny, would highly recomend going staff friendly
Written October 19, 2019
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Dear Gary & Susan, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to post a review. Kindest regards, Paul Wild, Director - IMAX Victoria | Inside the Royal BC Museum
Written November 13, 2019
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Robert D
Renesse, The Netherlands57 contributions
Very nice exhibitions
Oct. 2019 • Couples
Currently there is a very interesting exhibition on display about the First Nations languages and culture. Also worth visiting is the Maya exhibition!
Written October 6, 2019
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Dear robertdK5246QQ, Thank you for your recent visit to the Royal BC Museum. We appreciate your kind words and for including us during your visit from the Netherlands. Kindest regards, Paul Wild Theatre Director | IMAX Victoria | Inside the Royal BC Museum
Written October 7, 2019
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