PEORIA -- The Peoria Riverfront Museum's highly anticipated Giant Screen Theater is now open.
Over the weekend visitors could catch a preview, but on Monday it was the first chance to see a full-length film.
We caught movie-goer Isabelle Weaver as she was going into the movie. She said, "Yeah I skipped school to come here so yeah it's pretty awesome. Everything I've seen so far is amazing."
The screen is 52 ft. tall and 70 ft. wide. Customers said it's the ultimate movie-going experience.
Visitors share their thoughts.
Joan Creager said, "It was awesome, it was very cool."
Bruce Culler said, "It was a great movie. 3D has special effects that are really good I've been to a lot of 3D movies and this one you find youself ducking and moving and the story is interesting."
Corbin Blanch said, "It was huge, it was so big the screen was bigger than I thought... yeah it was a great show."
Katie Weaver said, "It's a big deal for Peoria though, sure glad to see it."
One factor keeping some people at home may be the cost. These viewers we spoke with think the experience is worth the money.
Culler said, "I was really happy about the price. It was a good deal and being a senior citizen has its advantages."
We asked visitor Sue Drosner if she thought it was worth it. She said, "I think so, and you're supporting the museum and the local area so yeah."
For the month of October - the theater is showing the documentary style movies "Rescue" and "Sea Monsters," both in 3D.
It costs $18.50 for an adult to visit the museum and see one of the movies that are currently playing.
Some people have been sounding off on Facebook... saying that's too much. We asked the Museum President Jim Richerson if he thinks so.
He said, "Well for 3D with glasses and all the technology we have to put into it comparitively, so we don't think so at all. We think in the market that's a good price point."
If you want to see a movie without visiting the museum, the price is $10.