Journey to Mecca: Story of Ibn Battuta – IMAX – Baltimore, MD – March 7 & 8

The First IMAX® movie about Islamic Civilization coming to Baltimore this weekend only!

Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta tells the epic story of Ibn Battuta, one of the greatest explorers of Islamic civilization, who leaves Morocco in 1325 and takes a famed journey 3,000 miles east to perform Hajj in the sacred city of Mecca. This big screen IMAX experience follows Ibn Battuta’s journey, zeroing in on the Hajj – the first and only time an IMAX camera has been admitted into the Grand Mosque in Mecca to capture an aerial view of the Hajj from a helicopter hovering 200 feet above Mecca.

With very limited screenings in the US and around the world, Journey to Mecca is coming to Baltimore this weekend only! This big screen IMAX movie, running approximately 45 minutes, will be shown at the Maryland Science Center’s IMAX theatres on Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th at 3:20 pm both days.

Tickets can be purchased at the Science Center’s box office. To purchase tickets in advance, call 410-685-2370 or visit the Maryland Science Center’s website here:

The Maryland Science Center is located at 601 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21230. The main telephone number is 410-685-2370. Website:

You don’t want to miss this! Spread the word and bring family and friends! The success of these screenings will largely determine whether or not the Science Center agrees to show the film in the future.

For more information about Journey to Mecca, visit the film’s website:

10 Replies to “Journey to Mecca: Story of Ibn Battuta – IMAX – Baltimore, MD – March 7 & 8”

  1. Ok, I found it… There is a box on the right hand side, towards the bottom: Quick Buy (then “Choose Show”). It is listed there.

    One problem though bro., this message:

    “IMAX and Traveling Exhibit tickets must be purchased in combination with a Basic Exhibit Admission . Your discount will be applied once you add a basic exhibit admission to your basket.”


    That is an extra $16.70 over the $8 movie ticket. That can’t be right…

    To go with my wife and 2 daughters it is $92.80 (with the $2 “Convenience Charge”) !!!

    What am I missing or not understanding here?

    Sincerely your brother,
    khalil abu asmaa

  2. @Shaykh Khalil – I’m really not sure. This was an email froward from the Islamic Society of Baltimore. Maybe calling them to find out exactly what the deal is.

    Unless the only way to see it in IMAX is if you visit their exhibit. Which is the “catch” here.

  3. i saw the movie here in toronto…it’s really good, but too short. the 45 min just flew minute he was in egypt and literally the next minute he was in syria. i enjoyed how they filmed the real modern day hajj rituals and compared them that time.

  4. I saw this in Toronto as well…

    The film is more about Hajj than anything else, which is fine but I was expecting “the story of Ibn Battuta”.

    Go and watch it, it’s pretty good, but don’t have very high expectations.

  5. looks like the ticket price has been corrected. You can buy the movie buy itself or at a discount if you buy a museum ticket

  6. Since I was at Shepherd’s Path this weekend(amazing journey, Alhamdulillah), I could not see this movie. Do you know if there will be a reshowing anytime in the near future?

  7. i think it was a good movie i enjoyed it a lot but the only thing that sucks was it was 45 min i went to onrtario sceince centre but i want to know where i can watch it anyway i hav a good time with yahya abdi nurdeen ihsan hoyo aboo hippo sara salman hodan and it was reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllllllllllly fun lol

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