Top Gun: Maverick

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For just one weekend, Top Gun: Maverick will soar BACK into the Accenture IMAX® Dome Theatre at Discovery Place Science!

The sequel to the 1986 classic, Top Gun, features Tom Cruise reprising his role as Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell. This time around, Maverick is pitted against the best of the best as he takes on a new generation of pilots in a daring dogfight over the skies of California. Top Gun: Maverick is sure to get your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping as you experience the thrill of fighter jets zooming by overhead like never before.

The state-of-the-art Accenture IMAX Dome Theatre features a massive IMAX domed screen and cutting-edge audio and visual technology, making it the perfect place to experience Top Gun: Maverick in all its glory. Strap in and get ready for take-off at Discovery Place Science.

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Friday, August 19
5:00 P.M.
| 7:30 P.M.

Saturday, August 20
3:30 P.M.
| 6:00 P.M.

Sunday, August 21
2:00 P.M.
| 4:30 P.M.

You won’t believe the training each actor had to go through. Go behind the scenes now and see the action come to life in Top Gun: Maverick.

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Rated pg13


  • 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 Top Gun: Maverick) are excluded from any Discovery Place Member discount offers.