Arrow-right Camera


See stars, safaris up close at Riverfront Park Imax

Fri., March 7, 2014

The Riverfront Park Imax opened for the season Saturday, with two movies that are new to the theater: “Hidden Universe” and “Kenya: Animal Kingdom.”

This month, movies screen Thursday through Sunday.

Here’s a look at the films screening this year, and the months they’re scheduled to play:

• “Hidden Universe” uses real images captured by the world’s most powerful telescopes to watch stars being born, tour the surface of Mars and witness distant celestial structures. (March-June and August)

• “Kenya: Animal Kingdom”: Follow two Maasai warriors on a ritual safari and discover the region’s animals in their natural habitats, including lions, elephants, Cape buffalo and black rhino. (March, April, July)

• “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” premieres April 4. It tells the story of the real lemurs of Madagascar and one scientist who’s trying to help them survive.

• In “Rocky Mountain Express,” a restored steam locomotive travels the Canadian Pacific Railway’s route from Vancouver to Montreal. (March, May-July)

• “Whales and Dolphins” takes viewers underwater to gaze into a humpback whale’s eye and swim alongside an orca. (April, August)

• “Great White Shark” looks at the iconic predator – misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood. (May)

• “Titans of the Ice Age” uses animation to explore the world’s landscapes 10,000 years ago. (May-August)

Tickets for regular features are $8.50, children 3 to 12 are $6. They’re free for children 2 and younger and season pass holders.

Visit ww.spokane for show times.


Click here to comment on this story »