Indianapolis IMAX offers film, family fun this summer


By Maddie Yerant

This summer, Indianapolis-area movie lovers will be able to hit the (really) big screen for educational family fun.

Starting June 26, the IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum will re-release six of its greatest hits from the last several years. Tickets are available individually or in a $25 summer pass.

“It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while, actually,” said IMAX theater manager Craig Mince. “It all stems from wanting to play these older IMAX films, the ones that have been sitting in our library for a while, and doing something fun with that and at the same time offering something up to the public that is a really good deal.”

According to Mince, because his theater is one of the last film-based IMAX theaters in the region, he was able to sift through the projection room library to choose films for the summer pass.

“IMAX movie prints are very big, very heavy and very expensive to move,” Mince said. “So we looked at what we had in-house, and then we looked at the more popular of the films – the films that did really well when we played them in their heyday.”

Some of these films include D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944, Madagascar: Island of Lemurs 3D and Mince’s personal favorite, Hubble 3D.

“It’s got some of the most stunning footage captured in 3D,” Mince said. “Some of the imagery they got is so beautiful. You’re not going to see too many more of those space films anymore, so it’s kind of that perfect storm of a film.”

According to Mince, audiences may want to take advantage of what could be some of these films’ last hurrah – either for a while or forever.

“Some of these are going to go back into the library, and it’ll be a while, if ever, that they come back out,” Mince said.

For more information, including a complete list of show times, visit the IMAX theater’s website at


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