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The Great Bear Rainforest + Secrets of the Sea

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Originally released only to IMAX theatres, we are pleased to share two outstanding 40-minute nature documentaries for family audiences.


Great Bear Rainforest

Journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters and the all-white spirit bear — the rarest bear on earth — in the film Great Bear Rainforest. Hidden from the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the wildest places left on earth. Found right here in BC, it is the last intact temperate rainforest in the world—a place protected by the region’s indigenous people for millennia.

Narrated by Ryan Reynolds.

Breathtaking vistas of both land and sea put us in a submissive state. We’re rendered powerless against the awe-inspiring imagery. It’s virtually impossible not to feel enveloped by the sights the filmmakers capture on camera. Every frame impresses, with no time wasted on filler.


Films like Great Bear Rainforest are of paramount importance in educating the public.

Vancouver Sun


Secrets of the Sea

In the ocean, each species is dependent upon many others for survival. Captured in locations all over the world, the film demonstrates the critical importance of marine biodiversity by illustrating the astonishing ways different marine species interact with each other and their environment.

From award-winning underwater filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall (Into The Deep) and Jonathan Bird (Ancient Caves) comes an exciting new nature film,featuring incredible underwater cinematography from around the world, a strong environmental message and a powerful score from renowned film composer Alan Williams.


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About Relaxed Screenings

The March 23 & 24 screenings at 11:30 am are relaxed screenings.

Relaxed screenings are open to ANYONE who would benefit from a less restrictive and sensory-friendly experience including (but not limited to) people living with dementia; Autistic people; people with learning difficulties; people with a sensory or communication disorder; parents with young babies; and anyone who feels they would benefit from a more supportive and inclusive experience.

How much are tickets? That’s up to you! Pay what you can for tickets to relaxed screenings. We do not want the cost of tickets to hinder your ability to attend. Click on “Book Tickets” and select the amount ($0, $7, $15, $20) you can pay per ticket.

At a relaxed screening you can expect:

  • The lights to be up so it is not too dark
  • The film sound levels to be lowered
  • No trailers before the film
  • Fewer tickets sold so folks can choose where they want to sit
  • Audience noise and movement during the show
  • Freedom to enter and exit the cinema
  • A chill out space
  • Sound reduction headphones
  • Extra staff and volunteers on site to answer questions


Relaxed Screenings Presented by


Ian McAllister / Howard Hall, Michele Hall & Jonathan Bird


Ryan Reynolds (Narrator Great Bear Rainforest) / Joelle Carter (Narrator Secrets of the Sea)

Country of Origin



2019 / 2022




Open to youth!

81 min

Book Tickets

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