COSI - Extreme Screen Theater

Experience crystal-clear images on the biggest digital screen in Ohio

Experience breathtaking images from state-of-the-art digital projection in COSI’s John Glenn Theater, home to the Extreme Screen, where 12,000 watts of sound and award-winning films will transport you from outer space to the inside of a water drop.
Annual Presenting Media Sponsor:
Time Warner Cable


Rocky Mountain Express

Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlight the adventure of building a nearly impossible transcontinental railway.
(Running Time 47 minutes)


Monday - Friday: 12:00pm | 2:00pm | 4:00pm

Saturday: 12:00pm | 2:00pm | 4:00pm

Sunday: 12:15pm | 1:00pm | 4:00pm | 5:00pm

Tornado Alley 3D

Tornado Alley is an explosive giant-screen adventure that takes viewers on an epic chase through the “severe weather capital of the world.” Narrated by Bill Paxton (Twister, Titanic), the film follows Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the scientists of VORTEX2, the largest tornado-research project ever assembled, on separate missions to encounter one of Earth’s most awe-inspiring events - the birth of a tornado.
(Running Time 43 minutes)


Monday - Friday: 10:15am | 11:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm

Saturday: 10:15am | 11:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm

Sunday: 2:00pm | 3:00pm

Heart-pounding digital sound and picture

Newly-installed in 2011, COSI’s digital projection system provides incredible color, clarity, and screen resolution. Because it uses fewer components and produces less heat, it is also more than twice as energy efficient as COSI’s previous film-based system.

Giant Screen Dolby Digital

Unbelievable 3D

The projection system isn’t the theater’s only new addition. The use of circular polarization 3D glasses with selected films means viewers can turn their heads in any direction without blurring the 3D image. COSI’s 3D glasses are washable and reusable, making them a green alternative to the disposable glasses used in traditional cinemas.