IMAX

Rathdowne St
Carlton VIC

Contact

03 8660 4888

Box Office Hours

This Box Office is open one (1) hour before the first screening until fifteen (15) minutes after the final screening commences.

All MIFF box offices are cashless so only EFTPOS and credit card are accepted. Cash is not accepted. 

IMAX Melbourne is a custom-built 3D theatre and home to the largest cinema screen in the Southern Hemisphere.

Box Office 

The MIFF Box Office is located in the foyer, past the candy bar on the left, accessible via the large escalator or for step-free/wheelchair access, via the lift from the Museum plaza.  

Food and Beverage 

There is a bar/candy bar on the Foyer level and Cinema level (lower level). There is step-free/wheelchair access to the Foyer level candy bar via the lift from the Museum plaza. There is no step-free access to the lower-level candy bar. The cinema is licensed.

Venue Map

Click here to download the IMAX venue map.

Accessibility

IMAX Melbourne is located off Rathdowne Street in the Melbourne Museum plaza. Entry into IMAX is through the glass doors and down the large escalator.

For step-free/wheelchair access, enter from Rathdowne Street to the Museum plaza or take the lift from the underground carpark. There is an IMAX lift to the right of the main entrance, at the Melbourne Museum schools entrance. Take the lift to Level 1, labelled ‘IMAX‘, with a wheelchair symbol.  

Exit the lift into the foyer for the MIFF Box Office and candy bar.

Access to the cinema is via the door across from the Prequel Bar.

Please see How to Book Your Ticket if you require step-free and/or wheelchair accessible seating at IMAX. Please approach a MIFF Front of House staff member for assistance when you arrive at the venue.

Entry to the cinema is via two staircases of approx. 20+ steps leading upstairs to the rear of the cinema on the left and right side.

For step-free/wheelchair accessible seating, entry is from the foyer level through a door on the right to the rear of the cinema. There is one row of seats that has step-free/wheelchair accessible seating, there are four (4) spaces, with three (3) companion seats, on the right of the cinema. 

Seats are fabric and have cupholders, do not recline or have footrests.

Please see How to Book Your Ticket if you require step-free and/or wheelchair accessible seating at IMAX. Please approach a MIFF Front of House staff member for assistance when you arrive at the venue.

Hearing Neck Loop: IMAX is equipped with hearing neck loop. The hearing neck loop acts as a wireless connection to a personal hearing aid device equipped with a ‘T’ coil.

Audio Description: IMAC will have Audio Description units available for collection for use with specific screenings. Please click here for this year’s Audio Description sessions. Please approach a MIFF Front of House staff member for assistance when you arrive at the venue. 

Please see How to Book Your Ticket section if you require a Hearing Neck Loop or Audio Description device. You may be required to leave photo ID when borrowing a device. Please approach a MIFF Front of House staff member for assistance when you arrive at the venue. 

There are bathrooms on the foyer level, to the right of the escalators.

An accessible bathroom is located on the foyer level, to the right of the escalators. This is accessible from the lift, round to the right and in the corridor behind the escalator. This bathroom also has a change table.

Getting Here

Tram

Tram

IMAX Carlton is located within Carlton Gardens. Tram stops are on both Nicholson and Victoria streets.

Level access tram stops nearby include:

  • Trams 86 and 96:
    • Stop 11 – Melbourne Museum
  • Trams 30 and 35:
    • Stop 12 – St Vincent Plaza 

For more public transport information, visit ptv.vic.gov.au.

Train & Bus

Train & Bus

IMAX Carlton is located within Carlton Gardens. Bus stops are located on both Rathdowne and Victoria streets.

For more public transport information, visit ptv.vic.gov.au.

Parking

Parking

There is on-street parking available on Rathdowne St or in the Melbourne Museum carpark.

Designated on-street Accessible Parking Bays are available at:

  • Nicholson St between Victoria St and Carlton St
  • Rathdowne St between Victoria St and Faraday St
  • Queensbury St between Drummond St and Rathdowne St
  • Pelham St between Drummond St and Rathdowne St

Accessible parking spaces are available on Level P2 of the Melbourne Museum carpark. Please be aware that this car park has a height restriction of 2.15 metres. Parking for vehicles over this limit is available on Rathdowne Street.

For drop off and pick-up we recommend Rathdowne Street or Nicholson Street.

For more information about accessible parking in the city, please visit Parking for People with Disabilities.

Video Walkthrough

What's On

Feature

Every Little Thing

In this big-hearted documentary, a Los Angeles teacher takes time off to nurture injured hummingbirds and finds herself on an uplifting journey.

Dir. Sally Aitken / 2023 / 93 mins / Australia / English
Feature

Lasting Impressions

Plunge between the brushstrokes of impressionist artworks in this 3D spectacle that honours their daringly modern beauty.

Dir. Dylan Andrew Pearce / 2023 / 45 mins / USA / English
Feature

I Saw the TV Glow

Brigette Lundy-Paine and Justice Smith star as teen outsiders whose obsessive pop-culture fandom causes rifts in their realities.

Dir. Jane Schoenbrun / 2023 / 100 mins / USA / English
Feature

On Becoming a Guinea Fowl

With absurdist humour and playful surrealism, this disarmingly funny Cannes award-winner rages at a middle-class Zambian family’s shameful silence.

Dir. Rungano Nyoni / 2024 / 95 mins / UK, Ireland, Zambia / English
Feature

Lasting Impressions

Plunge between the brushstrokes of impressionist artworks in this 3D spectacle that honours their daringly modern beauty.

Dir. Dylan Andrew Pearce / 2023 / 45 mins / USA / English
Feature

Inside

Guy Pearce stars in this prison-set portrait of incarceration and salvation – the feature debut from Short Film Palme d’Or winner Charles Williams.

2024 / 104 mins / Australia
Feature

Fungi: Web of Life

Lose yourself in this immersive trip into the fascinating world of fungi, as narrated by Björk.

Dir. Gisela Kaufmann, Joseph Nizeti / 2023 / 45 mins / Australia / English
Feature

Hoard

The past comes knocking in this four-time Venice-winning feature debut that blends grief, grime, love and childhood trauma.

Dir. Luna Carmoon / 2023 / 126 mins / UK / English
Feature

Kneecap

A Belfast hip-hop trio play themselves in this biopic that tracks their fictionalised roots and their real-life crusade to save the Gaeilge language.

Dir. Rich Peppiatt / 2023 / 105 mins / Ireland / English, Irish
Feature

The Village Next to Paradise

Hope and familial bonds thrive in dangerous conditions in this groundbreaking feature – the first ever Somali film to screen at Cannes.

Dir. Mo Harawe / 2024 / 133 mins / Germany, France, Austria, Somalia / Somali
Feature

Good One

A simple camping trip evolves into a life-changing experience in this sensitively told coming-of-age debut.

Dir. India Donaldson / 2023 / 90 mins / USA / English
Feature

Fungi: Web of Life

Lose yourself in this immersive trip into the fascinating world of fungi, as narrated by Björk.

Dir. Gisela Kaufmann, Joseph Nizeti / 2023 / 45 mins / Australia / English
Feature

All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt

Like a visual poem, this ode to a Black woman’s joys and tragedies in the Deep South is rendered exquisitely tactile on the big screen.

Dir. Raven Jackson / 2023 / 92 mins / USA / English
Feature

Sweet Dreams

The desperate absurdities of colonisation are laid bare in this satire of a Dutch family’s fallout following the death of their wealthy patriarch.

Dir. Ena Sendijarević / 2023 / 102 mins / Netherlands, Sweden, Indonesia / Indonesian, Dutch
Feature

Universal Language

This zany transformation of Canada’s beigest city into the site of a classic Iranian film won Cannes Directors’ Fortnight’s first ever Audience Award.

Dir. Matthew Rankin / 2024 / 89 mins / Canada / French, Farsi
Feature

Megalopolis

Francis Ford Coppola’s star-studded, largely self-funded, 40-years-in-the-making passion project arrives at MIFF in all its loopy, maximalist glory.

Dir. Francis Ford Coppola / 2024 / 138 mins / USA / English
Feature

Janet Planet

Pulitzer-winning playwright Annie Baker’s debut film is a sublime mother–daughter coming-of-ager that pays extraordinary attention to the ordinary.

Dir. Annie Baker / 2023 / 113 mins / USA / English

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Food and Beverage 

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