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“Some films are not worth watching”

Omni-Theatre by Science Centre Singapore
Ranked #269 of 846 things to do in Singapore
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Owner description: Science center with domed planetarium and OmniMax projection theater for films and programs on astronomy, oceanography, meterology and aeronautics.
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I’ve often watched brilliant Imax films here and really enjoyed them. Now they’ve stopped showing Imax films, and the new films are very disappointing.
Because we’ve always enjoyed the films, we bought tickets for ‘Earth Moon and Sun’ without checking the film properly. Big mistake. Yes the picture definition was excellent, but the film was aimed at children of 10 or less. Most of it was a cartoon. It was all about American legends, not Asian. Also it showed star pictures which assumed you were viewing in the temperate zone, not the tropics. It was very different from the great films I’ve enjoyed here.
Obviously, we didn’t try watching anything else, but the only other film that day was again not an Imax documentary. Again I suspect it would have been well below the standards I expect. It’s possible the planetarium talks are better, but we didn’t have the opportunity to watch one.
Practical points: you enter at the bottom and exit near the top, so you’re always ascending the steps, much safer than deccending. There is a lift for those who find stairs difficult. However unless you request seats (all seats are assigned in advance) which can be reached without climbing any stairs, you’re likely to still have to climb a few steps. Clean toilets are available nearby.
So if you see they are showing Imax films again, you’ll have a great time. Otherwise, be very cautious, you may just be wasting money and your valuable time. Don’t make our mistake and book without checking who made the film.

1  Thank HeatSeekerWrexham_UK
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

Its a great experience to watch the wild life movies at the Omni theatre. We went there with our kids and they were really awed to see the movie on the Great White shark. I too was wonderstruck at the amazing enormity of the images at the Omni theatre. There are a few shows to choose from and we visited took the single ticket to Science Centre, Snow city and Omni Theatre. All in all, a wonderful experience, not worth missing.

Thank Sriram A
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Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

I was a member of the Omni-max theater when my kids were like 7-14. We would watch every movie that came, some were of course better than other so there is no need for me to comment on any movie since you will be seeing a different show. The theater underwent a major renovation several years back. The beat position is about 3/4 way up and near the centre.

Thank AndrewYew
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Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Very nice centre with themed areas for kids or adults to discover science through a less academic approach. Been there with 5yrs and 2yrs kids : not appropriate though for this age range. As from 7yrs would be ideal. When ending, cross the road to opposite mall to be sure catch a taxi or bus.

Thank Ben Javed P
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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We watched a digital movie, Back to the Moon for Good during the SG50 period.

It was exceptional. Even better than we expected. Even though my kids didn't understand part of it, the 3D experience was so real that we felt as if we were floating in a space craft on the moon and spinning around the earth.
When we got out of the theatre, we were very dizzy.

The introduction before the movie by the facilitator was so interesting with 3D visuals.

Strongly recommended for families. However, if you are a victim of dizziness and cannot take it, don't go for it. You will not regret buying the tickets even though it seems expensive. "Back to the Moon for Good" might be a good choice that is worth the money as the floating, spinning and flying effect is worth the feel!

Digital movies would be better than IMAX in my opinion.

An exceptional 3D experience in the Omni-Theatre!

3  Thank Hannahsimms
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