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Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA

The Equalizer

The Equalizer
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 131 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz

Obsessive-compulsive loner McCall (Washington) befriends Teri (Moretz), a teenage Russian prostitute; when her pimp hospitalises her, he decides to even things up a bit. Nominally derived from the 80s Edward Woodward TV series, it's really just a relentless, brutal, unsubtle thriller, with Washington an effective killing machine and Fuqua expertly cranking up the tension.

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Wed 1 Oct
IMAX
  • 14:00
  • 17:20
  • 20:30
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Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 122 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro

When space adventurer Peter Quill (Pratt) finds himself sharing a prison cell with assassin Gamora (Saldana), genetically-modified bounty-hunting raccoon Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and other crims, they must face power-hungry evildoer Ronan (Pace). With a gag-stuffed script, lively direction and outstanding performances, this adaptation of an obscure Marvel comic is enormous fun.

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Hidden Universe

Hidden Universe
  • 2013
  • Australia
  • Directed by: Russell Scott
  • Written by: Russell Scott, Anthony Watt
  • Cast: Narrator: Miranda Richardson

Explore deep space with high-resolution 3D images of the earliest galaxies.

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Wed 1 Oct
IMAX / 3D
  • 11:00
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Hubble

Hubble
  • 2010
  • Canada
  • 44 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Toni Myers
  • Written by: Toni Myers
  • Cast: Andrew J. Feustel, Michael T. Good, John M. Grunsfeld

Leonardo Di Caprio narrates this 3D IMAX space adventure.

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Wed 8 Oct
Thu 9 Oct

In the Shadow of the Moon

In the Shadow of the Moon
  • 4 stars
  • 2006
  • UK
  • 100 min
  • U
  • Directed by: David Sington, Christopher Riley
  • Cast: Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Eugene Cernan

This exhilarating British-made documentary about the American lunar programme of the 1960s and 70s splices together fascinating, unseen archive footage with interviews with most of the surviving astronauts (Neil Armstrong excepted). It's a poignant reminder that since the last lunar landing in 1972, mankind has turned its labours inwards in a horribly self-destructive manner.

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Sat 11 Oct

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • Canada/US/Madagascar
  • 39 min
  • U
  • Directed by: David Douglas
  • Written by: Drew Fellman
  • Cast: Patricia Wright, Morgan Freeman, Hantanirina Rasamimanana

A documentary that follows Dr Patricia C Wright's mission to help lemurs, the highly evolved creatures who arrived on Madagascar millions of years ago as castaways but are now highly endangered.

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Wed 1 Oct
IMAX / 3D
  • 10:15
  • 12:00
  • 13:00
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Royal Opera House: I due Foscari

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Thaddeus Strassberger

Live screening of Verdi's tragedy, starring Plácido Domingo.

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Mon 27 Oct

Space Station 76

Space Station 76
  • 2014
  • US
  • Directed by: Jack Plotnick
  • Written by: Jack Plotnick
  • Cast: Marisa Coughlan, Kali Rocha, Kylie Rogers, Jonny Jay, Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson

Retro-futurism as tensions arise between the inhabitants of a 1970s space station. Expect lots of white plastic.

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Mon 6 Oct
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Tarzan

Tarzan
  • 2013
  • Germany
  • 94 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Reinhard Klooss
  • Cast: Kellan Lutz, Spencer Locke, Robert Capron

Tarzan (Twilight's Lutz) and Jane take on a big energy company – the same one that Tarzan's parents ran before they died in a plane crash – in this CGI version of the classic tale.

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Sat 4 Oct
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To the Arctic

To the Arctic
  • 2012
  • US
  • 40 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Greg MacGillivray
  • Written by: Stephen Judson
  • Cast: Meryl Streep

A tale of survival at the top of the world.

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Fri 3 Oct

Under the Sea

Under the Sea
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 65 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Howard Hall

Jim Carrey narrates an underwater 3D look at the impact of global warming upon the diverse coastal regions of Southern Australia, New Guinea and the Indo-Pacific areas.

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Fri 3 Oct
IMAX

The Glasgow Cineworld IMAX was the first of its kind north of the border, and it received a major upgrade in 2013. The new 62' x 82' screen is the biggest cinema screen in Scotland, and a new digital projection system allows a larger variety of content to be screened, from the newest blockbusters to educational material supporting the Glasgow Science Centre's schools programme. A Starbucks has been added, with views across the Canting Basin. In the future, Cineworld plans to install its next-generation laser digital projection system.

The nearest train station is Exhibition Centre (Argyle Line), located across the river on the other side of SECC – cross the motorway using the covered walkway. Cessnock subway station is just under a mile away on Cessnock Street, south of Festival Park.

The nearest bus stops are First Bus 90 on Paisley Road West; McGill's 23 & 26 on Pacific Drive; and the City Sightseeing tour bus on Pacific Quay.

Public car parking is available at Concert Square car park, opposite the cinema, or you can use the GSC pay car park (£3/day.) For sat nav, enter the postcode: G51 1EA.

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Glasgow Science Centre IMAX screen refurbished and now run in partnership with Cineworld

3 Oct 2013

Upcoming IMAX films include Gravity, Captain Phillips, Ender's Game, The Hobbit 2, The Hunger Games

Cineworld is set to open a new IMAX theatre in partnership with the Glasgow Science Centre. Look forward to a fully immersive filmgoing experience on Scotland’s largest cinema screen. Having invested heavily into the use of laser technology, IMAX are…

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