Anyone staying in a short term rental in Los Angeles for a period may want to know more about the local IMAX theaters. Viewing films on an IMAX screen presents a very different viewing experience than viewing them on a regular screen. IMAX screens are much, much larger than regular screens, and tend to have better picture quality than regular screens. There are different theaters around the Los Angeles area that have IMAX screens that anyone interested in the format can check out.
AMC Universal CityWalk Stadium 19 with IMAX
AMC Universal CityWalk Stadium 19 with IMAX is located at 100 Universal City Plaza in Universal City, CA. There is one IMAX screen at the theater, and only one film is shown on the screen over a certain period. Films that are shown on the screen are typically new-release, big-budget Hollywood films. Reserved seating is available, allowing you to specifically pick out a seat in the theater that you want to sit in ahead of time when you purchase a ticket. Tickets can be purchased online, through a mobile app, from an automated box office machine, or at the theater itself. There are three price levels for tickets: Adult, Child, and Senior. One thing to keep in mind when going to this theater is that there is a charge for parking, so you will have to pay for that on top of what you pay for tickets and any food and/or drinks you purchase at the theater.
California Science Center
The California Science Center is located at 700 Exposition Park Drive in Los Angeles. It is home to a seven-story tall IMAX screen, which is the largest in the Los Angeles area. Films shown on this screen are usually documentaries that cover various areas of science, including geology, astronomy, and meteorology. While many IMAX theaters only show one film on a screen over a certain period of time, multiple films are shown on this screen; sometimes as many as three are shown. The period of time they are shown can last for several months, whereas films in many other IMAX theaters are shown for only a few weeks at most. Group reservations are allowed for showings, though for groups of 15 or more, special reservations must be made. There are four price levels for individual tickets: Adult, Child, Student, and Senior. For group tickets, prices are: Adult, Child, Senior, Student, and School. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or at the Science Center.
Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 IMAX & RPX
Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 IMAX & RPX is located at 65 Fortune Drive in Irvine, CA. This puts it a little more out of the way than CityWalk, but the advantage is that it does not charge for parking. Like CityWalk, films shown on the IMAX screen at this theater are usually new, big-budget Hollywood films. Also like CityWalk, only one film is shown in IMAX for a certain period of time. Tickets can be purchased online or at the theater. The three price levels for tickets are: Adult, Child, and Senior. There is no reserved seating for this theater.