E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

The IMAX Experience

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You're going to want to phone home for this one!

For the first time in 40 years audiences get to experience the otherworldly magic and adventure of Steven Spielberg’s iconic E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in the brilliance and clarity of IMAX. Remastered for the 21st century and showing only in IMAX, this is a re-release of epic proportions. Fans, old and new, will soar to new heights when encountering extra-terrestrial life like never before.

Don’t miss your chance to see this beloved classic on the big, BIG screen. The Accenture IMAX Dome Theatre is the largest IMAX screen in the Carolinas and only at Discovery Place Science.

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Thursday, August 11
4:00 p.m.
| 7:00 p.m.

Friday, August 12
2:00 p.m.
| 5:00 p.m. | 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 13
1:00 p.m.
| 3:30 p.m. | 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 14
11:30 a.m.
| 2:00 p.m. | 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 18
3:00 p.m.

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Rated pg


  • Will I be required to wear a face mask while attending the show?

    At this time, masks are not required but strongly encouraged for all Museum visitors.

  • Where do I park?

    The Discovery Place paid parking deck entrance is located at 220 W Sixth St., Charlotte, North Carolina 28202. Get directions using Google Maps.

  • What entrance do I use?

    The entrance to the Accenture IMAX Dome Theatre is located on 6th St. between Tryon St. & Church St.

  • When can I arrive?

    Evening shows: Museum doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime and theatre doors open 20 minutes prior to showtime.

    Daytime shows: Theatre doors open 15 minutes prior to showtime. If your showtime is during regular Museum operating hours, your ticket does not include admission into Discovery Place Science. Museum admission tickets can be purchased here.

  • Are my seats in the IMAX theatre assigned?

    Seating is not assigned.

  • Will the concessions stand be open? Can I bring my own snacks or drinks?

    Food and drinks are not permitted inside the theatre.

  • Attention Discovery Place Members

    Member reminder: feature length films (including E.T the Extra-Terrestrial - The IMAX Experience) are excluded from any Discovery Place Member discount offers.