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Address: 621 W 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone Number: +1 907-263-2993
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‘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® 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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Expensive view

Though I'm sure the originator of this photographic adventure did spend considerable time and money to produce the the show, it seemed expensive to us and elsewhere on our trip we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2015
Lindsay S
San Antonio, Texas
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Roselle Park, New Jersey
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99 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Show was interesting and provided a wealth of information. Was the projection of the Aurora bright? No, but we're all spoiled by hi def TV and laser technology..... this wasn't it.

Thank landofar
San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Though I'm sure the originator of this photographic adventure did spend considerable time and money to produce the the show, it seemed expensive to us and elsewhere on our trip we found it offered for less money. That said, the phenomenon is phenomenal...

Thank Lindsay S
Opelika AL
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146 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We didn't find it boring in the least. The pictures are lovely and the sound track is wonderful. We were mesmerized by the beautiful footage. The only negative thing was the person a row back and to the side that NEVER shut up...a running commentary to the person beside her. I tried several times to VERY quietly get her to... More 

Thank trailrunnerOpelikaAL
Russell, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The thought of seeing the Aurora is exciting, this show however was a great disappointment. Music too loud, same photos essentially and the credits were way too long, similar to TV commercial but no place to make a sandwich. Other people started texting before it was over and I would have dozed off had it not been for the music.... More 

Thank Harold B
Anchorage, Alaska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Went to the show, nice imagery but nothing to make me say "wow that was so worth the cost". Online photos just as nice, albeit not movie screen size but will get same visual for much less $$.

Thank Rob P
Marion, Ohio, United States
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Old theater like a junior high auditorium. Has a little bit of interesting information in the narrative of the movie but much of it comes off like a slide show of someone's pictures. The soundtrack was good. If you really want to see it, you will save money by buying the DVD at the shop and watching it at home.... More 

Thank Tom H
New York City, New York
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47 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Save your money and do not do what we did on June 18, 2015 - go to see ‘Aurora Borealis, ’an audio-visual show being presented in a downtown venue in Anchorage, Alaska, with tickets costing about $15.00 per person. While the images of the Aurora borealis are very attractive, you can find similar images on the internet. This is not... More 

Thank AMG-NY
Mexico City, Mexico
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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is just a theater, with older seats if I may say so... the pictures outside, where you buy the tickets, are amazing and prices are quite good. The show itself is good, photography excellent, and the work of this man exploring the aurora borealis, really amazing. For children it gets a little boring because it is just the same... More 

Thank claudia v
Gilbert, Arizona
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133 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Not worth the admission. Show was at the performing arts center. Aurora would be magnificent if you could watch thr "Real thing". Watching the photos was a nap time event. Don't waste your money.

Thank Lenjoyce1
Holt, Michigan
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187 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

...especially b/c you can't see the aurora in the summer! We went to the 40-minute show at the theater near the park. There are actually 2 shows - we went to the one that featured the photographs of Dave Parkhurst. There is about 8 minutes of introduction at the beginning but the rest of the show is a collage of... More 

Thank Nicolle Z

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