IMAX Theater and the Visitor Center recently celebrated 30 years of the most watched IMAX movie ever — Grand Canyon: the Hidden Secrets.
Since 1984 the popular IMAX movie has provided visitors with stunning cinematography, allowing them to discover 4,000 years of history in just 34 minutes.
The true-life adventure film highlights selected historical events combined with breathtaking vistas of the Canyon.
“We are happy Grand Canyon: the Hidden Secrets continues to enjoy such popularity and to entertain and inform our visitors,” said Janet Rosener, General Manager of the Visitor Center/IMAX Theater. Rosener also noted that the film serves as a great preview to a Grand Canyon National Park visit.
The breathtaking IMAX film is projected on an enormous 60-foot-high screen, equivalent to a six-story building. The immensity of the screen size makes IMAX a different and spectacular experience.
A recent review describes the movie as colorful and ‘rich in detail.’
Moviegoers experience a unique sensation of being part of the excitement of the movie. This is accomplished by a unique projection system which uses the “rolling loop” process to shift the film past the lens four times faster than a normal 35 mm film.
Grand Canyon: the Hidden Secrets focuses on the 1869 exploration of the Colorado River. The white water voyage down the powerful Colorado River gives viewers a fantastic thrill without getting wet!
The Visitor Center operates from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 1 to Oct. 31 and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Nov. 1 to Feb. 28 and offers information on Grand Canyon lodging and Grand Canyon tours. For more info, visit ExploreTheCanyon.com.