Keep Warm at the Giant Screen Theater

Written By: Andrew Ketterer 

With the bitter cold sweeping through the Central Illinois this week, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the Giant Screen Theater at Peoria Riverfront Museum! The screen is five stories high and seven stories wide, extending beyond the field of vision!

The ultra-sharp, ultra-detailed images, state-of-the-art audio system and stadium configured seating gives all viewers a unique experience no matter the type of film.

Whether you’re looking for an educational film or a box office hit, the theater has something for you. Here are the show times for this week.


The Last Reef 3Dlast reef

Tues: 11 a.m., 1:10 p.m.
Wed-Thurs: 11 a.m., 1:10 p.m., 3:20 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 11 a.m., 1:10 p.m.
Sun: 12:15 p.m., 2:25 p.m.

“Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish, visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see, where the tiniest creatures support the greatest predators…”


grand canyonGrand Canyon Adventure 3D

Tues-Thurs: 12:05 p.m., 2:15 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 12:05 p.m.
Sun: 1:20 p.m.

“Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk combines exhilarating river-rafting action on America’s most iconic river, family fun and the grandeur of the Grand Canyon to tell an engaging story of how ordinary people can make a difference for our parched planet—on that is running out of clean, fresh water so fast that the U.N. estimates that 40% of the world could face life-threatening shortages by the year 2050.”


zeppelinLed Zeppelin: Celebration Day

Thurs: 7 p.m. (Thursday Rocks Concert Series)

“Celebration Day is a concert film by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, recorded at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert on December 10, 2007, in London’s O2 Arena. The film was given a limited theatrical run starting on October 17, 2012, and was released on several home audio and video formats. The performance, film and album releases have been widely praised.”


The Stream

Wed: 7:00 p.m. (Call ticket desk for reservations at 309-686-7000.)

“A tragedy of epic proportions sends five friends on an epic adventure. All they have to do is follow The Stream and back. What could possibly go wrong? Encountering bullies, a nasty storm and mystical creatures, the friends will need the force of friendship to prevail.”


mr banksSaving Mr. Banks

Tues: 3:20 p.m., 7 p.m.
Wed-Thurs: 4:30 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 2:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:15 p.m.
Sun: 3:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m.

“When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins, he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.”


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