For a really big screen experience, check out an IMAX theatre. It's an audio-visual thrill! The screen is so wide and so high that you will feel you are inside the film, but the size of the image does not diminish the quality. IMAX films come in all varieties, from museum-quality documentaries to the latest Hollywood blockbusters.
A lot of IMAX theaters have been added since I last checked. I obviously need to go see more movies!
So what's your favorite snack? Popcorn or candy? I love popcorn and Junior Mints! They're little mints!
Seventeen regular movie screens and one IMAX screen bring the latest films to Dallas. Comfortable stadium seating and regular movie fare, such as popcorn and soft drinks, make the experience familiar, yet more. IMAX tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for children, and $9 for seniors.
Cinemark at Webb Chapel is located at 11819 Webb Chapel in Dallas. To get there, take 635 North Loop (going east or west) and exit at Webb Chapel (exit #25). The cinema can be easily seen on the south side of the highway.
The TI Founders Theater at the Museum of Nature and Science in Fair Park shows larger-than-life documentaries. A 79-foot screen surrounds the audience and 20,000 watts of sound brings the audience into the film. Every showing begins with a tour of Dallas filmed especially for the TI Founders Theater. Admission is $7 for ages 12 and up; $6 for children 2-11, and free for children under two -- although very young children are often overwhelmed by the experience.
3. Omni Theatre
The Omni Theatre at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History shows high-quality documentaries as well as Hollywood blockbusters on its IMAX screen. Regular ticket prices are $7 adults $6 (2-12) and seniors (60 and over). Ticket prices for The Polar Express are $9 adults and $8 for children and seniors.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth, TX 76107. 817-255-9300.
The Colleyville Cinema shows blockbusters on several screens and an IMAX screen. Marquee Dining + Spirits serves salads, sandwiches and full entrees. IMAX tickets are $11.50 for adults; Seniors (over 60) children and military $9. Matinee specials $6 adults and $4 for seniors, children and military.
The Colleyville Cinema and Grille is located at 5655 Colleyville Boulevard (Highway 26/Grapevine Highway), Colleyville, TX 76034. 817-656-4600.
5. AMC Stonebriar 24 with IMAX
It's probably more like IMAX-lite, the theatre doesn't have a screen that's over 52 foot tall or curved (true IMAX fashion). It does, however, offer a digital sound system which is supposed to offer a uniquely immersive movie experience. Some bloggers and movie fans have dubbed it a "fake IMAX theatre." Check it out and you can be the judge.
AMC Stonebriar. 2601 Preston Rd, Frisco TX 75034. 972-377-0140