The Charlotte Observer IMAX Dome Theatre puts you in the movies. Equipped with a unique dome shape, state-of-the-art technology and the largest screen in the Carolinas, the IMAX Dome delivers the world’s most immersive movie experience. Now Playing: ‘Arabia’, ‘The Alps’, ‘Tornado Alley’, & ‘Born To Be Wild’
Arabia Journey deep into an exotic land steeped in 2,000 years of ancient history and unique customs not found anywhere else in the world. As if on a magic carpet ride across this desert kingdom, audiences will discover the lost city of Madain Saleh, explore its ancient tombs, travel with a camel caravan along the early frankincense trade route, survive a desert sandstorm, dive the coral reefs and shipwrecks of the Red Sea, and experience the warmth of the world-famous Beduoin hospitality.
The Alps Join American climber John Harlin as he embarks on a perilous yet deeply meaningful ascent up the legendary mountain that took his own father’s life nearly four decades prior. Set against the backdrop of the overwhelming natural beauty of Switzerland, Harlin takes on the deadly Eiger North Face Mountain on a personal journey to conquer this feared and revered area of the Alps.
Tornado Alley Follow the storm as scientists armed with IMAX cameras chase down one of nature’s most destructive forces. Using custom built vehicles made to withstand gale-force winds and unrelenting hail, and some of the most advanced weather instruments ever created – the storm chasing team brings you to the heart of the tornado to experience its power firsthand.
Born To Be Wild Narrated by Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman, Born to be Wild is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them—saving endangered species one life at a time. Stunningly captured in IMAX.
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