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Address: 621 W 6th Ave, Sydney Laurence Theatre, Anchorage, AK
Phone Number: 19072632993
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Description: 'AurorA - Alaska's Great Northern Lights' is not a "documentary" about...
'AurorA - Alaska's Great Northern Lights' is not a "documentary" about aurora. But rather 'AurorA' is a very rare collection of auroral occurrences over many years showing people worldwide what a remarkable natural event the aurora is across the grand night skies of Alaska. Although mostly photographed with high resolution films in the pre-digital age, with recent leaps in High Definition technology, 'AurorA' is now projected in HD Blu-Ray(R) quality. The introduction has a portion of science about aurora but the rest of the show contains stunning images played to original music scores. This is the result of the desire to capture the absolute best auroral displays Alaska has to offer. Having chased aurora across Alaska since early autumn of 1980, I've found it to be the most difficult subject matter and task to be devoted to. There are countless hours in the field, the need for unending patience, more lost sleep than one can even begin to imagine and my 'office' is extremely cold most of the time.
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Aurora Show...Curiously fascinating

Found this show while simply walking around downtown Anchorage after our Alaska cruise. Went upstairs to buy the show tickets where you'll also find photos and soundtracks of the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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West Midlands
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A great way to while a way an hour. The footage was breathtaking especially if you don't get to see the Aurora while your there then it's the closest you'll get to it.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Found this show while simply walking around downtown Anchorage after our Alaska cruise. Went upstairs to buy the show tickets where you'll also find photos and soundtracks of the presentation. The theatre was modern and equipped with a great sounding audio system which made the show soundtrack a pleasure to listen to. As for the show itself, the photos were... More 

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

At the Sydney Laurence Theatre in downtown Anchorage. Not only visually stunning but informative and learned how and why the Northern Lights form.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We visited Alaska in late spring and, therefore, we'll not see the Aurora Boreallis --- but we did. The Aurora Show is a "best of" type experience, showing both still and motion shots of this spectacular event. The music's kinda moody but we got used to it and just sat-back and watched in amazement. It's worth the time and (not... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The only good thing about this show was the pleasant soundtrack, but that just sent us to sleep. Visually uninspiring with too long spent on each image, many of which looked remarkably similar. Save your money and give this one a miss.

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Only interesting part was the first 5 minutes. After that just an endless stream of aurora photos, which were beautiful, but we could have just looked at a book. Any documentary on PBS about the Aurora Borealis would certainly be a lot more informative and interesting. My husband and I both drifted in and out of sleep. Not at all... More 

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Oklahoma
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91 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We thought this would be a movie about how aurora borealis are created and why. It was for the first 10 minutes or so and then it was just photographs of auroras put to music. They were pretty but it got too long. We felt it was too expensive for what it was.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

$12 for a 40 minute presentation of still photos made to appear in motion. Buy a book and forget this.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The show was very informative regarding how Auroras are created. Also, the gentleman who took all the films was very passionate and talented. The film is approximately 10 years old. The pictures are beautiful and worthwhile to see. We paid $20.00 per person. I must repeat that this is the work of a man who seemed passionate about auroras. The... More 

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Gilson, Illinois
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

At first, we thought it would be a great informative way to see the Aurora Borealis, since we were not there in the winter to see the actual events, but the music is so soothing, it puts you right to sleep and there is no talking after the first few minutes. Although the pictures are beautiful, I can find a... More 

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Additional Information about Aurora Show

Address: Address: 621 W 6th Ave, Sydney Laurence Theatre, Anchorage, AK
Phone Number: 19072632993
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 7

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