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Address: 68510 E Palm Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-1300
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Screen is amazing

This is a huge screen with the great sound system. It's a bit pricey though. Don't forget to watch 3-D movies, they are absolutely incredible.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 March 2016
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Cathedral City, California
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Imax pulled out and moved on. Just as well as Imax is a big rip off. Theatre has latest in digital sound and projection with the largest screen in the dessert. However, a valley theatre arts group is taking over the space in 2017.

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Biggest screen in the desert. Amazing sound. And yet, still a small theater. Makes it all feel like a personal experi

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Thank David C
Mercer Island, Washington
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had a good time. They are upgrading this theatre and are making it better. It was nice to escape the heat. Remember to were something warm and bring your own candy.

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Thank tooheyshawn6
Cathedral City, California
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The Desert IMAX is a wonderful place to watch 3-D's movies. Comfortable seat with perfect leg room. Not to pricy.

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Thank Maya T
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This theatre has been a regular place for us to visit whenever we're in Palm Springs. The screen is massive, and is in particular excellent for watching 3D movies. We saw the latest Star Wars in 3D on that screen on our last visit, and it was just fabulous. Highly recommended Wish they served more wholesome food, like popcorn with... More 

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Thank SusanOfVic
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

i was so blown away by the size of the screen and the sound.. but I love Avatar and I think for the 1st time seeing it in IMAX , an in the Desert IMAX , it was so complete. I saw it 3 other times in regular movies and it was good but really , the Desert IMAX spoiled... More 

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Thank Tom K
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90 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is a huge screen with the great sound system. It's a bit pricey though. Don't forget to watch 3-D movies, they are absolutely incredible.

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Thank DGINPS
Cathedral City, California
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

I love the fact I can buy a popcorn pass for $30 for the entire year , it pays for itself after a few movies. The early movie very reasonable cost and the rewards program is awesome . I like the fact they have beer and wine and several food items to choose from. Parking is very assessable , lots... More 

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Cathedral City, California
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48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Pricey, small, and not impressive (to me). I have to say, I did not see a 3D movie there. Seating is nice...plenty of parking available and it's free.

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Thank Jim W
Rancho Mirage, California
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172 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Not all movies are 3-D, but I have seen some very good nature and animal movies here. Parking is nearby and easy. Often they show movies that would be interesting to children as well as educational.

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