If you’ve driven through Branson, along Shepherd of the Hills Expressway just a block from the Highway 76 Strip, you have probably noticed the big sign for Branson IMAX. But, if you never entered the building you may not realize that it is much more than a movie theatre. The Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex is a world of movie screens, shopping, dining and live entertainment under one roof.
Within the complex you’ll find one of the most intimate, personal theater settings in Branson; The Little Opry Theatre, where every seat is the best seat in the house. The theater features shows where you can get an up-close performance of tributes to George Strait with songs like ‘Oceanfront Property’ and ‘Amarillo by Morning.’ A John Denver tribute to reminisce with tunes such as ‘Rocky Mountain High’ and ‘Thank God I’m a Country Boy.’ Or throw it way back to the day with a Marty Robbins tribute performance of hits like ‘Ghost Riders in the Sky’ and ‘Singing the Blues.’
The theater also features the popular Petersen Family Bluegrass Band. This performance is impeccable with the perfectly blended voices of this family as they perform together.
Smoke on the Mountain is perhaps the only show classified as Gospel Music Comedy. Set in 1938 North Carolina, the show chronicles a family’s performances at the Church Saturday Night Gospel Sing. Crazy antics mix with Classical Gospel tunes taking audiences back to a simpler time.
The Sons of Britches show is a rarity as well. With a combined 100 years of Branson Show experience, these Ol’ Boys are a tongue-in-cheek good time. In a show they like to call a ‘tribute’ to themselves, you’ll be delighted by the talented musicians as they perform everything from Country, Cajun, Zydeco, Bluegrass, and Rock & Roll. Dont let their humor and bib overalls fool you, these are top-notch musicians.
The IMAX Entertainment Complex is a perfect way to spend a day. Catch of couple of live shows, eat a hearty meal, pick up some souvenirs and its all under one roof.