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Glasgow Imax Cinema
Member Name: gargrave50
Glasgow Imax Cinema
Date: 08/09/09, updated on 25/09/09 (157 review reads)
Advantages: An amazing cinema experience
Disadvantages: Very pricey!
The Imax Cinema is situated near to the Glasgow Science Centre and can be accessed from the Science Centre itself. It offers a number of films in 3D cinema with the best surround sound I have ever heard. The Imax generally shows around 5 or 6 films at a time, usually at least 2 in 3D. The Imax boasts itself as the ultimate movie experience. The large screen which is the size of a 5 a side football pitch apparently, gives crystal clear images easily better than any I have seen in any cinema. The sound is unlike other cinemas - and is called wraparound, which couldn't be more true. You truly feel like the sound comes from all the way around you, rather than from each side. We watched the new Harry Potter film here, and I am sure it felt 100% more eery than it would have in a "normal" cinema! Although cinemas generally have Dolby surround sound, this wraparound sound effect really makes it feel like you are in the middle of the movie!
It can be very popular and you may wish to book seats online. Even if you book online, seats are on a first come first served basis. This doesn't really matter as the picture is excellent and the sound makes it a great experience regardless of where you sit! The prices are a good bit more expensive than other cinemas with adults at £8.95 and children £6.95. You can choose to add on additional areas to visit e.g. the planetarium for an additional £2.50 on top of your cinema admission.
Tesco Clubcard vouchers can be used for Science Centre Admission, but cannot be used for admission to Imax movies - important for those Clubcard deals fans!
Overall, an excellent experience and markedly different from your bog standard cinema visit although hard on the pocket for a family. Make sure if visiting you go for a 3D movie for the full benefit of your admission price!!!
Summary: Worth a try - only worth it for 3D
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