IMAX screens are too large to fit inside the average American home, which is why they are primarily found in dedicated theaters and White Houses. Enjoy presidentially massive movie magic with today's Groupon: for $20, you get two tickets to Born to Be Wild 3D at the Navy Pier IMAX plus two sodas and one large popcorn (up to a $50.75 value).
The Navy Pier IMAX screens visually dazzling 2-D and 3-D documentaries and Hollywood movies. Born to Be Wild 3D chronicles the efforts of animal experts to save orphaned orangutans and elephants, a story that whisks viewers off to the verdant rainforests of Borneo, the savannahs of Kenya, and the roadsides of South Dakota. Watch the trailer here. Eardrums can imbibe the hum of the theater's uncompressed digital sound, which transmits the slightest step of each elephant, the smooth diction of narrator Morgan Freeman, and the whispered syllables of poetry enunciated by each loquacious orangutan. Hungry eyes can nibble on visually delicious 3-D images, which evince the powerful storytelling capacity of 70-millimeter film and screens that reach up to eight stories high.
Navy Pier IMAX
“Watch a movie…or be part of one.” This tagline from IMAX’s introduction video perfectly sums up their mission. An IMAX film rises above the typical cinematic experience by making each viewer feel like they’re inside the world unfolding in front of them. Crisp images captured by large-format cameras burst out of the screen like a hulked-out movie usher, and surround sound reverberates off the stadium seating.