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Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater

Films Come to Life on the GIANT Screen

With a screen that stands five stories tall and high-definition sound all around you, Arizona Science Center’s Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater will have you feeling like you’re in the film you came to see. Sit back as you’re whisked away to the farthest reaches of the world without ever leaving your seat, and explore wildlife, oceans, space and more of the extraordinary with our larger-than-life documentaries.

What's Playing?

See what's currently showing here at Arizona Science Center below. Films subject to change without notice. 

Space: The New Frontier

10:00 AM | 12:00 PM | 2:00 PM

An entire generation came of age with the indescribable awe of landing on the Moon—and the ensuing Golden Age of Space has changed our world forever for the better. More than 50 years later, what is the next step for humankind? A second golden age of space has quietly dawned on us, with new hope for humanity as a spacefaring species.

In the quest to make human spaceflight accessible within a decade, not a century, and ultimately affordable to ordinary citizens, leading innovators, entrepreneurs, engineers and daredevils are locked in a race into the unknown! From self-assembling habitats, commercial space stations, launching rockets without fuel to building the Lunar Gateway to deep space, history is in the making as we speak.

Space: The New Frontier captures a time as epic as the Giant Screen, and as real as our present moment. Come aboard: Life on Earth or in space will not be the same again.

10 am showtime is reserved for Groups only, Monday - Friday and  Members only Saturday - Sunday.

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  • Blue Whales: Return Of The Giants

  • 11:00 AM | 1:00 PM
  • Blue Whales: Return of the Giants , narrated by award-winning actor Andy Serkis, takes viewers on a journey of a lifetime to explore the world of the magnificent blue whale—a species rebounding from the brink of extinction. Blue whales are the largest animals ever to have lived, bigger than any dinosaur, yet we know surprisingly little about them. Blue Whales: Return of the Giants will entertain audiences of all ages and transform our understanding of these iconic creatures.

    The film follows two scientific expeditions: one, a high-risk mission to find a missing population of blue whales not seen in 50 years; and the other, to join Diane Gendron, the “Blue Whale Whisperer,” in Mexico’s Gulf of California, where she and her team explore the important role these remarkable animals play in the health of our oceans.Joined by a cast of supporting characters, from dolphins and sperm whales to sea lions and orcas, the blue whale finally gets a turn in the spotlight—in life-size on the giant screen!

  • Jane Goodall - Reasons For Hope

  • 3:00 PM
  • Jane Goodall - Reasons for Hope is an uplifting journey around the globe to highlight good news stories that will inspire people to make a difference in the world around them. Featured stories such as the Northern Bald Ibis’ migration over the Alps, the re-introduction of the American Bison by the Blackfeet Nation, the worldwide recognized Sudbury Regreening Story and inspiring youth-led initiatives involved in Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots align with historic footage of Jane’s beginnings as a chimpanzee researcher. Jane revolutionized how we view the world around us. Join her on this adventure of inspiration and hope.

Mesmerica XL

July 27 | August 3 | August 10
5:00 PM | 6:30 PM
Out of the dome and into a giant-screen cinema—be one of the first to experience the world of Mesmerica in a whole new way with Mesmerica XL!

A unique symphony of mesmerizing music and hypnotic 3D-animated visuals, Mesmerica was created as an artistic collaboration between Grammy-nominated musician James Hood and a global community of artists. This epic experience has been designed to transcend time, relax the mind and stimulate your senses—and now is bigger than ever in this new XL giant-screen presentation!

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FAQs for the Theater

Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater films are included in all Memberships and general admission.

Guests may enter the Giant Screen Theater from Level 1 or Level 2. Both entrances are accessible by wheelchair with nearby reserved seating. 

Closed captioning, amplified audio (headsets and neck loops) and descriptive audio is available for most films at no additional cost. Please request assistive devices when making ticket reservations or at the Admissions Zone or Information Zone.