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Whitaker Center Harrisburg

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Whitaker Center
222 Market Street
Harrisburg
PA
17101
Tel: 717-214-2787

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Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is the mid-states premier center for arts, education, entertainment and cultural enrichment. Composed of three main venues — Sunoco Performance Theater, Select Medical IMAX® Theater, and Harsco Science Center.
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    If you are going to the Imax Theatre, you'd better get there super early to get the seats in the middle or upper rows. I was really shocked that for the expensive rate I had to pay for tickets online without being able to chose the seats ahead of time. The online portal was very user friendly, but then they tag on a holding fee. When we got there, we had to stand in a long line with less-than-friendly attendents at the box office and the ones who simply took our tickets.

    There was also, supposedly a deal where if you purchased your tickets prior...Read More

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    The experience was so.great the staff was so helpful .I used to work forthwm qhwn

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    Fun bad weather activity for kids.

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    I really love comming here

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    Love the theater and the science aspect of the center oh and the gift shop has some nice items also

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by Alison Buck

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If you are going to the Imax Theatre, you'd better get there super early to get the seats in the middle or upper rows. I was really shocked that for the expensive rate I had to pay for tickets online without being able to chose the seats ahead of time. The online portal was very user friendly, but then they tag on a holding fee. When we got there, we had to stand in a long line with less-than-friendly attendents at the box office and the ones who simply took our tickets.

There was also, supposedly a deal where if you purchased your tickets prior to a certain date, you would get a free movie poster. We were only the 3rd showing of opening of The Hobbit, and the man said those posters were long gone. False advertising, or just poor communication online?

By the time we got in, most of the seats were filled, and we ended up in the front row! We had to slouch and crank our necks to see the screen well-enough. Perhaps the Center should consider lowering or enlarging the screen, as it is too close to the seats for those in the lower rows. Also, it would've been nice to have attendants encourage people to move to the center of the rows, rather than taking end seats leaving only one available somewhere in the middle. If you're coming with a friend, you can't find anything together easily. There was also a smell in the theater and the floors seemed really dirty. If we hadn't been anticipating the movie for so long, and if we hadn't paid as much as we did, we probably would've left.

I might bring our kids to the actual hands on museum, but we won't be back to the Imax. I'd rather go to stadium seating in the mall.

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