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"The Polar Express"

Tickets are available during school-group showings:  at 10 a.m. Dec. 12-15, 18 and 21-22.

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“All aboard!” for a magical IMAX® movie adventure to Santa’s North Pole headquarters when the holiday film “The Polar Express” returns for a limited engagement to our giant six-story screen.

“The Polar Express” IMAX movie is based on the 1986 Caldecott Award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg. The story follows a young boy who doubts the existence of Santa Claus.  On Christmas Eve, a locomotive magically arrives to take him and other doubtful children to Santa's North Pole headquarters.

IMAX’s motto is ‘IMAX is Believing,’ which is why it’s the perfect film format for a movie that’s about believing.

Tom Hanks voices five roles, including the train's conductor, a ghostly hobo and Santa Claus.  Robert Zemeckis directed the 2004 Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Because “The Polar Express” is an hour and 40 minutes long, tickets are specially priced: $11.50 for adults; $10.50 for youths (ages 13-17) & seniors (65+); and $9.50 for children (ages 3-12).  Maritime Aquarium members save $1.