The word IMAX stands for “Image Maximum.” IMAX films are extremely high resolution and shown on very large screens. There are currently almost 700 IMAX theatres around the world— and seven of them are in the Denver Metro area.
Viewing a movie in a Denver IMAX theatre is a very different experience compared to seeing a movie in a traditional movie theatre. While regular movie theatres provide excellent venues for watching films, IMAX theatres take the movie-going experience to a whole new level.
Because the screens in Denver IMAX theatres are so large, viewers in the audience almost feel as though they are actually inside of the movie scene, so watching a film on an IMAX screen is a unique experience. In a regular movie theatre, it is possible to see where the screen begins and ends. In an IMAX theatre, on the other hand, the screen is very large, high, and wide. In fact, the screen is so big that it does not seem to have a frame around it. All Denver IMAX theatres are designed so that every viewer in the audience has an excellent view of the screen no matter where he or she is sitting. There is not a bad seat in the house!
IMAX films are produced with extremely high technology. This type of film is expensive and also very time consuming to produce. Most IMAX films are shot on location around the world and sometimes take more than two years to produce. Many IMAX films are educational in nature or they are documentaries. IMAX films are extremely detailed and an incredible amount of time is spent on planning each shot and scene, on editing, and on enhancing every aspect of the film before it is finalized. In some cases, popular feature and/or classic films are converted into IMAX movies so that audiences can enjoy their favorite movies in greater and more realistic detail.
Because Denver IMAX theatres often show educational films, they are popular destinations for school field trips. Therefore, on days when school is normally in session, IMAX theatres are often packed with school-aged children.
There are many movie theatres in the Denver Metro area. Some move theatres have dozens of screens showing any number of films on a given day. But there are only seven IMAX screens in Denver. Following is a list of Denver IMAX theatres. Please check each individual theatre’s website for additional information about current IMAX movies being shown, movie times, and prices.
Denver Area IMAX Theatres:
Address: 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205
Phone: (303) 370-6000
Address: 2000 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222
Phone: (303) 757-8665
Address: 14500 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood, CO 80401
Phone: (303) 590-1630
Address: 6696 S. Parker Rd, Aurora, CO 80016
Phone: (303) 766-7200
Address: 103 W. Centennial Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Phone: (303) 471–6911
Address: 14653 Orchard Parkway, Westminster, CO 80023
Phone: (303) 920-1222
Address: 10655 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CO 80020
Phone: (303) 439-7014