The Phipps IMAX Theater at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science officially replaced the old Phipps Auditorium thirty years ago this summer, and quickly became a must-see addition to the museum experience. Over the years, even IMAX technology has reinvented itself, amplifying the already-dizzying visuals on the four-and-a-half-story screen with a 3-D bump, along with freshly implemented digital projection and Surround Sound.
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To celebrate thirty years of wowing audiences with super-sized science features that have taken us back in time, deep under sea, inside the human body and across the universe, the DMNS will pay it forward to those crowds by offering a special summer IMAX deal: For every three IMAX films you see, you'll get a fourth film free, through September 2.
For the occasion, the Phipps is beefing up its IMAX offerings for the summer with six different films, including the newest titles as well as some favorites from recent years: Flight of the Butterflies 3D, Titans of the Ice Age 3D, Rocky Mountain Express, Galapagos 3D, Hubble 3D and Deep Sea 3D. Here are a few previews to get you started:
Flight of the Butterflies 3D
Deep Sea 3D
Pick up an IMAX punch card at any DMNS admissions desk and start counting. There are a few rules, of course: one card per person and free admittance is subject to seating availability, cannot be reserved in advance and requires a return visit. Go to IMAX online for details.
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