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Giant movie screen. Hip social scene.

Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX® is one of the most unique “culture and cocktail” opportunities in Atlanta. Guests enjoy special cocktail menus, small plates, live entertainment, dancing and a chance to see a film on the biggest screen in town, Fernbank’s IMAX® Theatre. This popular event, the first of its kind in Atlanta, is held every Friday (excluding holiday weekends*) from 7pm to 11pm. Live entertainment begins at 7:30pm.

Giant Movie Screen

  • Films in Fernbank’s IMAX® Theatre take guests on larger-than-life expeditions, cultural experiences and wildlife encounters. Films featured rotate frequently.
  • During Martinis & IMAX® only, guests are allowed to take drinks into the theatre.
  • Now showing: Jerusalem at 7pm, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar at 8pm and 10pm, and Journey to the South Pacific at 9pm.

Hip Social Scene

  • Martinis & IMAX® features a full bar with a wide selection of specialty cocktails, craft beers, wine and more. Menus change monthly.
  • Funky Fridays (1st Friday of each month) highlight some of Atlanta’s best funk bands.
  • Salsa Dance Nights (3rd Friday of each month) feature free dance lessons and a special demonstration by Salsambo Dance Studio.
  • Evening hours of special exhibitions available (schedule varies by exhibition), giving guests a chance to enjoy an “adult field trip,” without all the school rules. Currently available, the new exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep. (Requires separate ticket purchase.)
  • During warmer months, guests are able to add a little nature to their nightlife on Fernbank’s terrace, overlooking the Fernbank Nature Preserve.


General tickets for Martinis & IMAX® are $13 for adults, $12 for students and seniors with ID and $8 for Museum members. To enjoy the atmosphere of the event without seeing a film in the IMAX® Theatre, there is an $8 cover charge for non-members. Tickets for evening hours of Whales: Giants of the Deep start at $11.

Purchase tickets 
online or by calling 404.929.6400. Please be aware that some shows do sell out and may not be available.

Quick Links

Live Entertainment Schedule
Film Info
Cocktail Menu
Cuisine Menu
Group Ticket Info
Group Ticket Order Form
Frequently Asked Questions

This program is designed for adults; some content may not be suitable for children.

*Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX® will not be offered on the following holiday weekends: May 23, July 4, November 28 and December 26.