IMAX Glasgow

© Stephen Robinson
Southside

One of only four supersize IMAX screens in Scotland, the one at the Glasgow Science Centre is breathtaking to behold

There are many reasons to head for the striking Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) on the south bank of the Clyde at Pacific Quay but for movie fans one of the most compelling might be the chance to see a film at the biggest screen in Scotland. The Cineworld IMAX at GSC shows gee-whizz, 3D educational movies as part of its museum remit, all around 45 minutes long (though there is an IMAX supplement to the basic ticket price). When the venue functions as a more familiar part of the Cineworld chain, however, it offers the standard multiplex list of blockbusters and current releases in 2D or 3D. Why cross the river however when there are perfectly good cinemas in the city centre? Although the IMAX phenomenon began way back in the 1970s and there are now hundreds of IMAX screens worldwide, there are only four in Scotland. This is the longest-established, and the space age building and riverside location add a certain something to the experience. It shows movies in far better resolution and at a far greater size than conventional venues – you will see every hair on Brad Pitt's head, every wrinkle on that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and every detail on Matthew McConaughey's spacesuit.

Venue name: IMAX Glasgow
Contact:
Address: Glasgow Science Centre
50 Pacific Quay
Glasgow
G51 1EA
  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    Howard Hall’s sub-aquatic 3D trip opens with one of the most effective IMAX sequences yet: a static shot of a calm lagoon so lifelike you might feel the urge to dip your toes. Then the camera dives beneath the surface and we’re presented with a ka...
    Read more
  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    Short enough for junior attention-spans, this nature doc does very well by its modest tapestry. With a typically soothing Morgan Freeman voiceover setting the scene, we shuttle between two wildlife sanctuaries: in Kenya, Dame Daphne Sheldrick care...
    Read more
  • Read more
  • Read more
  • Read more
  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    Released in the wake of star Paul Walker’s untimely death in a car wreck, ‘Fast & Furious 7’ was always going to lay it on thick with the nostalgic montages and slap on the back, hug-it-out, ‘I’m gonna miss you, dog’ macho bonding. But for all tha...
    Read more
  • Read more
  • Time Out says
    • 2 out of 5 stars
    What a waste of Shailene Woodley the ‘Divergent’ franchise is turning out to be. As butt-kicking Tris, the ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ actress is the best thing about this second film of Veronica Roth’s monster-selling YA novels (basically ‘The Hunge...
    Read more
  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    It’s official: May 2012 will forever be known as Joss Whedon month. Not content with co-writing and producing the best film of the year so far, the berserk horror romp ‘The Cabin in the Woods’, he’s now scripted and directed its biggest. And if ‘A...
    Read more
  • Read more
LiveReviews|0
1 person listening