|Address:||1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA|
The Simon IMAX theater at the New England aquarium is amazing! It is placed high on the wall, and the screen is huge, so nobody can sit in front of you and block your view like they can at a regular movie theater. The programs are wonderful, interesting, and informative - I watched the show with the sharks - and they give a good insight into marine life. There is great sound in the theater as well, and outside of the theater, there is a lobby that sells snacks and drinks - water, popcorn, candy, and soda. The only thing that distracted me in the beginning was a small child that sat behind me who was screaming at the beginning of the film. However, the mother was able to take him out of the theater and my experience from then on was great. I didnt actually deal with the staff in the theater, so I cant speak for how friendly they are. However, Im sure that they are as friendly and as helpful as anyone else in the aquarium. I highly recommend going to see an IMAX show on your next trip to the New England aquarium.
A Private User
This theater gives the true IMAX immersive experience. The feature film shown here are only 45-60 min and makes me fill I am paying more ($10) for a shorter movie but its worth paying more to watch a movie on 85 feet wide by 65 feet high screen. The mainstream movie cost a couple of dollar little more. The theater is clean, in good condition, has comfortable seats and not very chaotic. The movies shown here are for all ages and are mostly educational. Great place if you want to show your children educations films. The theater occasionally gets some mainstream movies but needs to get more of them.
This place is great! I went a few months ago, the staff was great and they actually used movie film instead of digital! The prints were clean without any scratches too. I really wish I lived close enough to go more often! Im the guy who normally gives one star reviews too, just did it to the Mcdonalds at South Station. Please always continue using film, even if it means not having as many films. Because if you ever do go digital I will never give you 5 stars again!
This is not the planetarium style IMAX where you get lost in the action, this is just a larger movie screen. If youre ok with that, then its good. The movies they showed were great, the food wasnt too expensive, and the theater was completely separate from the aquarium so the lines went quickly.
Jessica June Black
Ive been here a few times. I didnt really care for it. It was very crowded, which I expected and the shows that were playing were boring to me. However, it is pretty cool looking from the outside and what not.
A nice and warm theater. Definitely worth watching the movies during a cold windy day in Boston. The bathrooms were in slightly poor shape, but kind of expected with the rush of people after each showing.
Very nice 3D shows. Not like the other IMAX theaters that are so steep its disorienting. Its more like a regular movie theater thats souped up.
Like the theater but they need to get more mainstream flicks in here. Theres only so many times you can watch sharks swimming in the ocean.
Its an old theater and my glasses were broken. My right eye worked perfectly, but I had annoying double vision in my left.
This is a more kicked back theater location. Better crowds frequent this location compared to mission and fashion.
We went there for a shark IMAX movie, my kids love here. Great place for family and kids to spend an afternoon.
Saw a documentary about Galapagos wildlife. Great show was great. Probably could have done without the 3D
Its an IMAX and they host fun screenings of action movies. Otherwise its old and poorly managed.
The movie about the galapagos Islands was great but its Quality was not that good.
Very immersive and informative. I saw the Galapagos 3D movie and I loved jt
Nice and cozy. Usually not crowded. With great and educative films.
Reuse 3d glasses without cleaning. Glasses are scratched, dirty.
Clean atmosphere and great informational movies, we loved it!
Good movie but the reel was so dirty it almost ruined it
It is a really big screen with interesting features
Nice place to relax and watch a small documentary.
Very nice IMAX theater with interesting shows
Great movie experience and courteous staff
IMax theater with a beautiful view
Super clean and quick seating
Nice and clean IMAX in town.
Best IMAX in New England!!
Courtney N Wowk
Great place to see a film
The 3D was kind of lame
Perminant close? SUCKS
Clean. Not too loud.
Best sit comfortable
Great show. Clean.
Great new movies