|1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA
When this theater is playing IMAX films full-screen in 2D (or even upconversions of non-IMAX films), it is the one of the best places a person can watch a movie on the planet. The screen is ridiculously gigantic, and the sound is out of this world. Seating is comfortable, and they keep the climate control just right. Seeing Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (30 minutes of IMAX), The Dark Knight Rises (70+ minutes of IMAX), Skyfall (upconversion), and Catching Fire (50 minutes IMAX) there were some of the finest filmgoing expereinces Ive ever had. Unfortunately, thanks to 3-D, I go there less and less these days. 3-D is general is not very good, but the 3-D on this screen just doesnt work because its so big, and unless youre sitting directly center of the screen at the top of the auditorum, it just doesnt look very good and is a distraction. Still, there are plenty of great 2-D IMAX films on the horizon and I look forward to spending hours in line to see them at the Bob Bullock IMAX. Hopefully theyll stick to more 2-D in the future in general.
If you dont see big blockbusters here, youre missing out on the experience of a lifetime. This is among the greatest theatrical experiences on earth, as its one of currently only several IMAX with laser in the world. The screen is the biggest in Texas, constructed from high quality material, the picture is incredibly detailed, clear, and high contrast. 12 channel surround is clear and booming, without being overly loud and drowned out. The price for theatrical films is extremely fair (as much or less than far inferior "IMAX" theaters), as are their concessions if you snack at movies. They recently upgraded their seats as well, which are sufficiently comfortable and supportive. Seriously, go see a big blockbuster here just once, and youll see the difference.
We saw the movie, "Jerusalem". It was an excellent movie. However, there is a major procedural problem that needs to be fixed. The movie was scheduled for 9:05 a.m. There were about 50 people waiting outside for the doors to open. The doors were opened at 9 a.m. People rushed to get their tickets. We were about 4th in line, so we obtained our tickets quickly. We went to the theater, and the movie began. There were many people who missed the beginning of the movie because the doors didnt open until 9 a.m., and the movie was scheduled for 9:05 a.m. This was unfair to many people who didnt see the beginning of the movie. Please fix this problem. Thanks.
They have the biggest screen ever. An the best sound for your cinematic experience. This is the place where we try and go see our movies. Tienen la pantalla mas grande que eh visto. Y tambien el mejor sonido. Este es el lugar que preferimos para ver todas las peliculas.
An actual size imax. 5 stories high and great ticket prices. $13 for all feature films. Free parking after 5. Discounts for military, students, children, and elderly. The screen is full format 70mm. The only one in town. Most of the multiplex rip off branded Imax are just 35 mm half frame for twice the price. As this is only a single screen they only show one truly formatted Imax at a time. This year has had everything from James Bond to star wars. Concessions are even reasonable.
Great theater, it has that kind of old school feel but the screen and sound system were amazing. $13 for a 3D Imax movie wasnt too bad on that spectrum. I did have an issue with the only exit doors to the theater said "emergency exit only" and they were the normal exit doors. That was strange when I just wanted to go to the restroom and I was worried that Id set off an alarm. Maybe do something about that... This would have gotten 5 stars if it werent for that.
In addition to educational IMAX films. They show first run movies in the evening when the museum closes. (btw, this is a proper IMAX, not one of the new smaller varieties that have begun popping up in theaters.) Great seating and sound. When showing in 3D it is via the nice passive glasses. Concessions are a bit sparse, but popcorn and some basic drinks offered. Best IMAX in Austin hands down..
I LOVE this IMAX theater! It has become a weekly ritual to see the newest film here on opening night. The screen is GIGANTIC, the film crew makes sure there are no malfunctions that stop the film and the 3D glasses are of higher quality. There is no assigned seating so you need to show up early to get a dead center seat if that is your thing.
Powerful, immersive, youll forget who you were before you sat down. The purpose of film is to transport you to another world, and this is the theater to do it. Ive seen every major cinematic release in this theater, and every time it makes the highlight reel of my year. You wont find a better venue - PERIOD.
I was refused handicap parking on a game day because I refused to pay game day prices. I wasnt there for the game, I was there with my family to see a movie on the IMAX screen. I was told if I wanted to park in the garage (even handicap) I had to pay "game day" prices. We refused and left.
Easy to get to, typical prices. Comfortable seating and courteous, professional staff. I enjoy going here especially for matinees. Theres a nifty gift shop and the prices are what youd expect – theyre pretty proud of their stuff, but it is a tourist trap so what would you expect.
Incredible since the upgrade, truly one of the best theater experiences of my life. The sound quality here is amazing enough on its own to recommend someone check this place out. That combined with one of the best looking screens ive ever seen makes this an easy 5 stars.
Exceedingly well run by wonderful people. Its really the place to see big movies in the best possibly way in Austin. Theres really no bad seat in the house. People generally behave themselves as well. Yes, you pay a cost premium, but its very much worth it.
Had a fun time watching "The Force Awakens" in 3D here. During busy shows like this, waiting in line for good seats in their first-come-first-served setup makes it awkward trying to interface with the concession stand or the bathroom, before or during the show.
Best theater in Austin. The screen size, image quality, and sound quality are top notch. The only down side, the do not offer reserved seating, so you have to show up early for popular showings. I recommend at least 1 hour before hand opening week.
Despite this theatres IMAX setup being phenomenal, the only critique I could make is the seats--seeing as this facility is slightly dated, the seats could be slightly nicer. This is for sure my number one IMAX location I come to!
Museum is amazing, the best part is the spirit theater there which have three screens and effects like fog, I also experienced the Imax theater where they have huge screen, one of their employees said its over 5 stories tall
This theatre/museum is a must for anyone from here or visiting. The IMAX is great and makes other movie theaters seem to be lacking something. As far as lacking the only thing the IMAX doesnt have is cupholders.