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Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater

National Air and Space Museum
6th Street and Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20560

The Lockheed IMAX Theater features one of the largest IMAX screens in DC. Strap into the cockpit of some of the most advanced aircrafts, or take a walk through space. Our giant screen provides a truly immersive and one-of-a-kind experience.

The Lockheed Martin IMAX® Theater is open and now featuring IMAX with Laser. The dual 4k laser projection system with a 12 discrete channel sound system provides audiences with the sharpest, brightest, clearest, and most vivid digital images ever combined with a whole new level of immersive audio. The future of movie technology is here!

New Upgrades to Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater Include:

  • Brand new 75 foot wide screen
  • Dual 4k laser projection system with new optical engine providing unparalleled 3D brightness
  • New state-of-the-art 3D glasses that optimize the laser system experience
  • 12 discrete channels plus sub-bass for fully immersive audio experience
  • New capability to show a wider selection of documentary and Hollywood features, and at the highest possible quality

Star Wars: The Force Awakens returns in IMAX 3D during Sci-Fi Sundays in April at 3:30 PM. April 3, 10, 17, and 24.


To Fly!
To Fly!
Take a multi-stop journey through the history of flight in this classic IMAX® advent... Learn More »

D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D
D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D
June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know... Learn More »

Journey to Space 3D
Journey to Space 3D
Discover how NASA’s shuttle program has led to its exciting new era of space exploration. Learn abo... Learn More »

A Beautiful Planet 3D (Air and Space Museum)
A Beautiful Planet 3D (Air and Space Museum)
A Beautiful Planet is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective a... Learn More »


The Fifth Element
The Fifth Element
In the 23rd century, a New York City cabbie, Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), finds the fate of the wo... Learn More »

Men in Black
They are the best-kept secret in the universe. Working for a highly funded yet unofficial governmen... Learn More »

In a distant galaxy, planet Spaceball has depleted its air supply, leaving its citizens reliant on ... Learn More »

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful... Learn More »

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Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater

National Air and Space Museum
6th Street and Independence Avenue, SW    Directions | Learn More
10:55AM | 1:30PM | 3:15PM
D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D
G • 43 minutes
Journey to Space 3D
NR • 42 minutes
11:50AM | 2:25PM | 4:10PMBUY TICKETS
To Fly!
G • 27 minutes
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