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About The Hackworth IMAX® Dome Theater

The Ultimate Movie Experience on the Largest
IMAX Dome Screen in the West

The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater, with a 280 seat capacity, allows guests to be immersed in a giant wrap around screen for an unforgettable film experience.
See more, hear more, and feel more with crystal clear images 8 stories high and 13,000 watts of wrap-around digital surround sound. IMAX takes you to places you only imagined.  Experience the adventure, drama, and emotion with the extraordinary IMAX visual clarity and sound quality. Technically advanced and visually stunning, the IMAX Dome experience is the world’s most powerful and immersive movie experience.
IMAX Movie Birthday Party Package
Have your birthday party at The Tech Museum. An exclusive benefit for the following membership levels:
 Family & Friends, Sustaining, and Explorer. For more information about membership and birthday parties
$375 cost includes:
• Gallery and IMAX admission for up to 25 guests (additional guests can be added at the group rate)
• Private party room for 2 hours
• Admission to one educational IMAX film
• Personalized birthday slide/announcement at the beginning of IMAX film
• The Tech Store $10.00 gift card for the birthday person
• Party supplies: tablecloths, napkins, plates, and forks
Add a behind -the-scenes IMAX tour with one of our projectionists for only $75.00 more

Facility Rental

Book this amazing facility for your next presentation or event.
For more information or to book this theater please contact: 
Maureen Langan, Director of Special Events and Sales 
1 (408) 795-6221 (direct)
1 (408) 807-6582 (mobile)
More information and images on our Facilities Rentals page.

Behind the Scenes at The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater

Mike and Joan Hackworth

A stunning landmark in downtown San Jose, the IMAX Dome Theater at The Tech Museum is named for Mike and Joan Hackworth who contributed the first $1 million individual gift to The Tech Museum's Capital Campaign in 1992. Mike Hackworth was past Chairman of The Tech Museum's Board of Directors and the founder and former CEO of Cirrus Logic Inc. in Fremont, CA.


Questions about Schedule or upcoming Films?
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