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There’s cinema, then there’s IMAX. Seeing a film on our 60ft-tall screen—the biggest in the region—is a truly immersive experience. Watch the latest blockbusters, or catch a 45-minute documentary, exploring our world and beyond in stunning 3D.

Screen facts

Our IMAX screen has an illustrious history. In 1983, it took Bradford by storm when it became the first IMAX to be opened in Europe; it’s still the biggest screen in the region. With state-of-the-art digital projection and a plush premium seating area, IMAX is the ultimate way to experience the movies—right in the heart of Bradford, UNESCO City of Film.

  • The first IMAX film screened in Bradford was To Fly!; it was shown exclusively at the museum for 15 months.
  • The IMAX screen is perforated with thousands of tiny holes, as the speakers are positioned behind it, and is so big it had to be lowered in through the roof.
  • An IMAX 3D film is actually two films being projected in perfect synchronisation—one for each eye.