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Narrated by internationally acclaimed actor Liam Neeson, Everest is the story of the world’s tallest mountain and one of the greatest human adventures ever filmed for IMAX® and giant screen theaters. A dramatic, true account, Everest follows the expedition of four climbers on their journey to the summit of Everest, just days after the infamous 1996 tragedy in which eight climbers lost their lives in a deadly storm, a story chronicled in Jon Krakauer’s best-selling book Into Thin Air.

Featuring the first-ever IMAX images brought back from the mountain’s summit, Everest is also the fascinating story of how this iconic mountain was formed, how high altitude challenges a climber’s mental and physical capabilities and how Sherpa culture and tradition permeates the Everest experience. Above all else, Everest is a story of triumph over adversity and of the true power and resilience of the human spirit.

Originally released in 1998 to critical acclaim (after premiering right here at the Museum of Science), Everest shattered all previous giant screen attendance records and became the most successful giant screen film in history. Now, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the film’s release, you can once again experience it in the Mugar Omni Theater, digitally remastered in 16k resolution.

Help us keep our theater clean! As with our Exhibit Halls, food and drink are not permitted in this space.

Everest is a MacGillivray Freeman film presented by Milliken and Polartec. Major funding provided by the National Science Foundation.

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The IMAX Story
IMAX is an innovator in entertainment technology that combines proprietary software, architecture, and equipment to create the world’s most immersive moviegoing experience. From the clearest, most lifelike visuals to heart-pounding precision audio, everything in an IMAX theater has been designed to take you beyond the edge of your seat and into a world you’ve never imagined.

About MacGillivray Freeman Films
MacGillivray Freeman Films is the world’s foremost independent producer and distributor of giant-screen 70mm films with 48 films for IMAX® and giant-screen theaters to its credit. Throughout the company’s 50-year history, its films have won numerous international awards including two Academy Award® nominations and three films inducted into the IMAX Hall of Fame. MacGillivray Freeman’s films are known for their artistry and celebration of science and the natural world. It is the first documentary film company to reach the one-billion-dollar benchmark for worldwide box office. For more information about the company, visit macgillivrayfreeman.com.

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Approximately 40 minutes


  • Descriptive Audio Device available at Information Desk
  • Closed Captioning Device Available from theater staff
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Assistive Listening Devices Available At Information Desk