Space Center Theater

Enjoy thrilling films in one of the largest 4K theaters in Texas at Space Center Houston.

The towering five-story-tall Space Center Theater has the latest in audio and video technology after undergoing massive upgrades.

Space Center Theater received a brand-new silver screen and a top-of-the-line 4K projector. 4K is ultra-high-resolution and one of the highest quality digital displays currently available.

The audio received a massive improvement thanks to a state-of-the-art Dolby surround-sound system, making Space Center Theater a truly wonderful audio-visual experience.

The renovations meet the requirements of the Digital Cinema Initiatives, which means not only can Space Center Houston show amazing, cutting-edge documentaries, but it also can screen the hottest Hollywood premieres.


Films

Space Center Houston is currently showing two films in Space Center Theater. To get daily showtimes please visit the Information Desk.

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo
The blockbuster movie Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo is at Space Center Houston. A condensed version of this wonderful film will play in Space Center Theater, alternating with the epic Journey to Space.

Mission Control puts the focus on the people behind the scenes who helped put men on the moon and bring them back to earth safely. It tells their remarkable stories and chronicles how they became an extraordinary team. Be sure to check out this entertaining offering on your next visit!


Journey to Space
Through visually stunning imagery, and in collaboration with leading space experts, Journey To Space showcases the exciting plans NASA and the space community are working on and the challenges they must overcome to carry out missions, once considered science fiction, and now science fact, such as landing astronauts on Mars. The film calls attention to the reality that the space program did not die with the end of the Shuttle Program in 2011. It is instead, vibrantly alive.

Through brilliant narration by film and television legend Sir Patrick Stewart and extensive interviews with NASA astronauts Chris Ferguson and Serena Aunon, the film captures the spirit of human exploration and describes how it is at the core of our own DNA.

“No longer science fiction, a human mission to Mars is in the planning stages, and major steps are being taken to make it a reality within a generation,” said Bob Kresser, CEO of K2 Films “Our goal in making this film was to tie together the actual hardware being built with the tremendous planning under way that will make the next steps in space exploration the most far-reaching in our history.”

Journey To Space also gives a fitting tribute to the Space Shuttle Program and the 355 astronauts who flew on the 135 Shuttle missions. This historical chapter in the film is in the first one-third of the movie and describes how the Shuttle took many of the big steps that helped us understand how to live and operate in space. In fact, it’s the lessons learned during those many steps that have enabled the future missions covered in the film.

The film also gives a strong overview of the Shuttle’s last major project – the launch and assembly of the International Space Station (ISS). The ISS is a joint collaboration of 15 nations and is operating 24/7 providing a true home and science lab in space like no other. NASA launched an ambitious one-year duration mission in 2015, twice as long as a typical tour of duty. Researchers expect the one-year mission to yield beneficial knowledge on the medical, psychological and biomedical challenges explorers may face as they venture to an asteroid, Mars and beyond.

Overall, Journey To Space provides a timely review of how NASA has been transitioning from the end of the Space Shuttle Era to a much more ambitious future that will forever change how we live and operate in space as a species.