Big Screen Day 2019

Tuesday, September 24
10:00 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Ontario Science Centre
Big Screen Day is included with conference registration and runs concurrently with Science in the 6ix (Open House Day) at Ontario Science Centre.

See the latest in giant screen films, sponsored by the Giant Screen Cinema Association.

Film schedule and descriptions 

10:00–10:25 a.m.

Opening session: High Resolution Digital Projection and LED Domes for Giant Screen Cinema

10:30–11:15 a.m.

Great Bear Rainforest

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m.



Great Bear Rainforest

Release: February 2019
Formats: 2D and 3D, 15/70, DCI-compliant digital, DCI-compliant laser, IMAX digital, IMAX laser, Dome-customized 15/70, Fulldome digital
Length: 40:00
Producer: Spirit Bear Entertainment
MacGillivray Freeman Films
Contact: Patty Collins,

Great Bear Rainforestis the story of one of the rarest animals on Earth—the fabled all-white Spirit Bear—and its ancient forest home. Hidden from the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the planet’s most exquisite and secluded wildernesses. Found on Canada’s rugged Pacific coast, it is the largest temperate coastal rainforest in the world and is home to indigenous First Nations peoples, who have provided stewardship of the forest for millennia. Embark on a remarkable journey into a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters, and humpback whales—and discover the secret world of the Spirit Bear. Narrated by Ryan Reynolds. Great Bear Rainforestis a Spirit Bear Entertainment film presented by Seaspan in association with Destination British Columbia and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films.

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

Release: May 17, 2019
Formats: 2D, 15/70, DCI-compliant digital, DCI-compliant laser, IMAX digital, IMAX laser, Dome-customized 15/70, Fulldome digital
Length: 47:00
Producer: Statement Pictures
Distributor: MacGillivray Freeman Films
Contact: Patty Collins,

Timed to the 50th anniversary of NASA’s celebrated Apollo 11 mission,Apollo 11: First Steps Editionis a thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the Moon. In this special giant screen edition of Todd Douglas Miller’s critically acclaimed Apollo 11 documentary, created exclusively for science centers and museum theaters, the filmmakers reconstruct the exhilarating final moments of preparation, liftoff, landing and return of this historic mission—one of humanity’s greatest achievements and the first to put men on the Moon. With a newly discovered trove of never-before-seen 70mm footage and audio recordings, the film joins Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, Mission Control, and millions of spectators around the world, during those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future. Directed by Todd Douglas Miller and produced by Statement Pictures in partnership with CNN Films and presented by Land Rover.


Release: January 19, 2019
Formats: 2D, 15/70, DCI-compliant digital, DCI-compliant laser, IMAX digital, IMAX laser
Length: 43:48 and 20:00
Producer: Golden Gate 3D
Distributor: Giant Screen Films
Contact: Mark Katz,

Cuba tells the powerful story of a land preserved in time yet poised on the cusp of dramatic change. The nation’s vibrant culture, meticulously maintained colonial architecture, and pristine ecosystems provide a vivid window into the island’s history and spirit.Cuba will transport audiences across breathtaking landscapes, under the ocean surface to iridescent reefs, and into streets throbbing with music and dance in the heart of Havana. Through the eyes of Cuban artists, historians, and scientists, the film provides an intimate look this vivacious island nation. Filmed exclusively for the giant screen format, Cuba reveals why Cuba continues to stir the imagination of the world.Cuba is produced by Golden Gate 3D, in association with BBC Earth, Giant Screen Films and the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.