For a really big screen experience, head to an IMAX theater. The screen is so wide and high that you'll feel like you're inside the film. And even though the screen is massive, the quality is crystal clear. There's also surround sound to really immerse you in the action.
IMAX films come in all varieties, from Hollywood blockbusters such as "Ironman" and "Black Panther" to nature documentaries shown at science centers and history museums. There are also some spectacular re-releases: For instance, "2001: A Space Odyssey," Stanley Kubrick's 1968 masterpiece, is even more breathtaking in IMAX.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area is blessed with an abundance of big screens, and it's one of the best metro areas in the U.S. to catch the latest IMAX movies. Just note that tickets are more expensive for IMAX films than for regular movies, and there may be surcharges for 3D films.
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 IMAX experience familiar to longtime movie-goers. As of February 2019, IMAX 3D tickets cost $15.25 for adults, $12.75 for children, and $12.75 for seniors,
Cinemark 17 Webb Chapel is located at 11819 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas.
The Hogland Foundation Theater at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas shows larger-than-life documentaries. Though not technically an IMAX theater, it screens immersive 3D spectacles with surround sound that bring the audience into the film. Many films here explore the wonders of the natural world, from weather to oceans. As of February 2019, admission is $6 for adult, senior, and youth tickets.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Victory Park is located at 2201 North Field Street in Dallas.
The Omni IMAX at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History shows high-quality documentaries as well as Hollywood blockbusters. As of February 2019, regular ticket prices are $8 for adults (ages 19 and up) and $7 for juniors (ages 2–18) for documentary screenings.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is located at 1600 Gendy Street in Fort Worth.
The AMC Dine-In Stonebriar specializes in IMAX blockbusters. As a dine-in theater, you can get food like Loaded Brisket Fries delivered to your seats. You can order from your seat or you can pre-order online. You can also choose your seats online when you buy your ticket. As of February 2019, tickets are $16.49 for adults, $14.99 for seniors, and $13.49 for children—and the food costs extra, of course.
AMC Dine-In Stonebriar is located at 2601 Preston Road in Frisco.
AMC Northpark 15 and IMAX is another big blockbuster haven. This theater lets you choose specific seats, but tickets cost a little more than others in the area. As of February 2019, tickets are $18.19 for adults, $16.69 for seniors (60+), and $15.19 for children (ages 2–12).
AMC Northpark 15 is located at 8687 North Central Expressway in Dallas.
The Arlington location of the AMC chain screens the latest Hollywood blockbusters. As of February 2019, tickets are $16.09 for adults, $14.59 for seniors (60+), and $13.09 for children (ages 2–12).
AMC The Parks at Arlington is located at 3861 South Cooper in Arlington.
AMC Firewheel 18 & IMAX
The Garland location of the AMC chain is another spot to get reserved seating for IMAX films at premium prices. As of February 2019, ticket prices are $16.69 for adults, $15.19 for seniors (60+), and $13.69 for children (ages 2–12).
AMC Firewheel 18 is located at 100 Coneflower Drive in Garland.
The Dallas location of the AMC chain has it all: a dine-in menu of hearty fare such as Ultimate Nachos, and reserved seating for its IMAX movies. As of February 2019, tickets are $13.99 for adults, $12.49 for seniors (60+), and $10.99 for children (ages 2–12).
AMC Mesquite 30 & IMAX is located at 19919 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway in Dallas.