All Aboard! The Polar Express will delight kids and adults this holiday season when it arrives at the Grand Canyon IMAX Theater on November 11, 2017. The film opened in 2004 to great critical acclaim and has grossed more than $60 million in IMAX box office since that time, cementing its place as the highest-grossing IMAX DMR® (digitally re-mastered) film to date. In recognition of its enduring popularity, the Grand Canyon IMAX Theater welcomes The Polar Express for an exclusive IMAX-only engagement.

Digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR technology, audiences will become totally immersed in the IMAX presentation… watching snowflakes float down the giant IMAX screen and feeling the train rumble via state-of-the-art digital surround sound.

“When I saw the tests for The Polar Express in IMAX, I was excited that audiences would be able to experience the movie this way,” said director Robert Zemeckis. “The IMAX presentation allows the viewers to experience the visual splendor and amazing adventure of this classic story in a way which should create a really memorable experience, not only this holiday season but for years to come.”

PolarExpress photo3The giant 6-story high screen, combined with the IMAX projection technology and remarkable sound system, will provide Grand Canyon IMAX Theater moviegoers with an immersive, extraordinary cinematic experience.

The Academy Award-winning team of Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Cast Away) reunited for this inspiring holiday adventure based on the classic Caldecott Medal-winning children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

The Grand Canyon IMAX Theater, located within the National Geographic Visitor Center, is only one mile from the Grand Canyon National Park South Rim entrance in the town of Tusayan. For information on tickets and showtime schedule, please call 928-638-2468 or visit the website at

The National Geographic Visitor Center also provides the following services; Grand Canyon area information, maps, park pass sales, Explorers Café with Pizza Hut Express, National Geographic Store (one of only 5 in the world!), exhibits and is home to the most watched IMAX film ever…Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets. Explore beyond the rim in this 34-minute IMAX film and discover a Grand Canyon that would take a lifetime to experience.