The Visitor Center houses one of the first IMAX® Theaters ever built and has been showing the award winning IMAX® film: “Grand Canyon – The Hidden Secrets” to guests every single day. A giant six-story movie screen and over 12,000 watts of digital surround sound allows visitors to literally experience the Grand Canyon, throughout time, as if they were actually there. Our IMAX® Film “Grand Canyon: The Movie” by National Geographic® “Grand Canyon – The Hidden Secrets” is one of the longest running IMAX® films in one location and over 40 million visitors have experienced the amazing adventure on film at the Visitor Center. Fly like an Eagle – soar over the rim of the canyon and dive into the depths of the craggy canyons. Take a whitewater rafting trip down the Colorado River and sense the raging currents thundering around you.  Experience the history of the Grand Canyon and marvel at the amazing scenery while sitting comfortably in the theater. The movie is visually stunning and delivered in a thrilling, non-stop, filmed adventure complete with realistic sounds and the sensation of motion only made possible by IMAX® technology.

Showtimes and Pricing

For showtimes and pricing for the Grand Canyon IMAX, please visited our dedicated page.

Spacious Seating and Comfortable Temperatures

The theater is capable of handling large tour groups with enough seating for up to 488 people per showing and is a temperature controlled environment in order to keep all of our guests comfortable.

Group Tours

Most of the bus tour groups stop by the Visitor Center and have their passengers watch our movie prior to going further into the Grand Canyon to give their passengers a beautiful glimpse of what they are about to witness. We provide discounted rates to large groups and tours.

Experience The Grand Canyon For The Entire Family

As many families have already experienced, our IMAX® Theater Movie is a great way to get educated about the Park and keep younger members completely enthralled in the entire Grand Canyon vacation. Our movie is exciting, sparking the imaginations of children and adults alike.

DVD Version Available

Now you can take home a piece of the Grand Canyon. “Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets” is now available for sale on DVD. Be sure to pick up the collector’s DVD edition of our movie in the National Geographic® Store to share your vacation with friends and family.

Facts About Our IMAX® Theater

    • One of the first IMAX® Theaters built
    • Comfortable seating for up to 488 guests – plus extra access for up to 8 wheelchair guests
    • The main theater shell is 56 feet above ground – the remainder is 12 feet below the grade
    • The screen is an amazing 60×80 feet
    • The Theater is being considered for a Guinness Book World Record for the longest running IMAX® film at one location
    • Over the years other amenities were added on to the theater for the benefit of the travelers to the Park



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