Only IMAX® is Big Enough to Present the Grand Canyon Experience
The IMAX® Experience is primarily known for offering giant screens filled with amazing imagery. This is true but bigger is just the beginning. The Grand Canyon Visitor Center is proud home to the newest IMAX® Theatre. The Grand Canyon IMAX® Theatre now features IMAX® with Laser technology – a next generation laser projection system and 12-channel sound system exclusive to IMAX® theatres.
Tickets can be purchased online on this website for a 20% discount.*
*(Valid for Grand Canyon Rivers of Time tickets). Read More about IMAX® with Laser .
IMAX® with Laser is immersive by design, developed from the ground-up to deliver crystal clear, lifelike images and precision sound for a moviegoing experience unlike anything else. IMAX® with Laser is IMAX’s most advanced theatre experience. The IMAX® Experience relies on incredible heart-pounding audio, awe-inspiring images, and theatre design that maximizes the immersive experience. The Grand Canyon IMAX® Theatre has been rebuilt with a new screen, new seating, new audio, and a new IMAX® Laser projection system. To truly get the most of your Grand Canyon experience a visit to the IMAX® Theatre in Tusayan is a must. A new 37 minute documentary on the history of Grand Canyon entitled Grand Canyon: Rivers of Time is playing hourly.
Your Grand Canyon adventure starts with us at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center
Start planning your upcoming vacation at the Grand Canyon by making your first and last stop at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center. Purchase IMAX tickets online and save up to 20% off box office. Planning in advance and confirming tickets will save you money!
Grand Canyon IMAX Showtimes
Grand Canyon Visitor Center Tusayan Hours
10:00 am – 7:00 pm (November 1 – February 29)
9:00 am – 10:00 pm (March 1 – October 31)
IMAX Theater Showtimes
10:30 am – 6:30 pm* (November 1 – February 29)
9:30 am – 8:30 pm* (March 1 – October 31)
*Shows begin hourly at half-past the hour.
Grand Canyon: Rivers of Time
Adult (Ages 11+ to 54) $13.50
Youth (6-10) $10.50
Senior (55+) $12.50
(Taxes not included.)
Save 20% when purchased online!
Available in 3 Languages
English, French, and Spanish. Other languages including German, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Italian coming soon.
Journey through time at one of the world’s greatest natural wonders.
Grand Canyon: Rivers of Time
Grand Canyon: Rivers of Time winner of the Best Visual Effects award among giant screen films.
Grand Canyon: Rivers of Time is a journey through time at one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. History, science, and mythology come alive through epic aerial IMAX photography complemented by spectacular, mesmerizing, super-high resolution time-lapse photography. The geological formation of the Canyon is showcased using stunning CGI animation, while the fascinating story of early civilizations, and their mysterious disappearance, is brought to life on the giant screen.
Soar over the Canyon and learn the history of discovery by Spanish conquistadors and colorful frontiersman, whose hostile relations with Native Americans foretold future conflict. Experience treacherous rapids with John Wesley Powell and his intrepid team of explorers as they face the unknown and never-before conquered Colorado River. And, as the rivers of time unfold, discover the rich history of the landscapes and Native peoples with the unveiling of the first photographs ever taken in Grand Canyon (circa 1872).
A Giant Screen Experience by Destination Cinema Inc. Runtime: 37 minutes.
Purchase IMAX tickets online and save up to 20% off box office.
Photos from the Film
Get the full Grand Canyon Experience by seeing it in IMAX®
Take a Seat and be Placed in the Heart of the Action.
IMAX® Sound. Heart-Pounding Audio.
An immense explosion. A whisper heard over your shoulder. The rumbling bass you feel instead of hear. The combination of our perfectly tuned integrated sound system and our precise speaker orientation ensures you can hear a pin drop and be able to tell exactly where it landed. Every note of the soundtrack and every scuff of a shoe is clearer in IMAX, with a complete overhaul of each movie’s audio overseen by the film’s director. All of this pristine sound is then pumped into a theatre that has been customized for an optimal experience.
Awe-Inspiring Imagery on the Giant IMAX Screen.
Experience the Grand Canyon like never before
Our new screen stands 6 stories tall with a reflective surface allowing for heightened realism drawing you into something as close to reality as you can possibly experience. The 12,000 watts of sound allow for heart-pounding audio with an endless sweet spot, there’s not a bad spot in the theater.
The IMAX® Laser projection system features a new optical engine that delivers increased resolution, sharper and brighter images, deeper contrast, and the widest range of colors allowing the Grand Canyon to be shown like never before.
Endless Sweet Spot
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