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Alaska Experience Theatre

Address: 333 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (Downtown)
Phone Number: +1 907-272-9076
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Ranked #85 of 104 Attractions in Anchorage
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Alaska Experience Theatre brings history and fun to the local community! With our 40ft main...
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Owner description: The Alaska Experience Theatre brings history and fun to the local community! With our 40ft main screen that we show Alaska-themed short films on during the summer, and our 32 seat "Safe Quake Theater" where the seats shake during our film AET can easily be the perfect stop in Anchorage for your group! AET is also the proud home of Urban Yeti Improv and many film festivals throughout the winter! Come see the Spike & Mike Festival of Animation, or the Halloween collection. Looking for a place to host your party? AET has a banquet room overlooking the Port of Anchorage that is perfect for your next event! Or, rent our theater and have a first class movie night with your friends!

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Federal Heights, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Wow what a movie on the 1984 earthquake. This movie shows a lot of real pictures of the devastation of the earthquake. Never seen one like it.

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Was downtown on my own and looking to kill a little time so I checked out the Earthquake experience film. Wasn't terribly impressed. The censer with "Dr. Science" could have been better if the film maker hadn't tried to make the film appear like an old archive reel to try and blend it in amongst the actual historical foot age... More 

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Simi Valley
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We saw the the Northern Lights Adventure film at Sydney Laurence Theatre. The Aurora film was spectacular. We are saw the film instead staying in Alaska in the winter to possibly see an Aurora.

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35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We saw the earthquake movie with the shaking effects, good information but not worth the money. If you want to know more about the earthquake go to the visitors center downtown, they show a movie explaining what happened for free. Also you can see all the other exhibitions, much better experience.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I only saw the earthquake movie with the shaking seats. It was a very small little store down on 4th Ave. Good movie very informative about the earthquake. The shaking definitely startled me and then from there it just made me giggle. Because it was just me I didn't have a problem paying the money but if there was a... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This theater is situated in a mall on 4th ave. The theater has lot of information about the 1964 earthquake. We watched 3 short movies: Earthquake, Alaskan experience and Northern lights. The movies were pretty good. The earthquake theater had this "shaking" effect during the movie which was kinda lame :) But overall, pretty informative short movies (15-30 mins each).... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The film and the moving seats was a good demonstration of what people must of felt during the Good Friday earthquake. Even knowing the shaking was coming it still took us by surprise. The kids absolute love it. We live in the state but every time we come to Anchorage the kids ask to come here.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This earthquake experience is not worth the money or time. I will we had taken the trolley tour instead. We watched the new earthquake movie, and it didn't even talk about the lasting damage such as the pickled forests, or how much the land was moved by the Air Force Base. The only Alaskan excursion I would not recommend.

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Stow, MA
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23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Cheap photos of the earthquake on the walls, the theater was closed for a halloween show. Not worth the trip.

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46 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We walked to Alaska Experience from town Square, a small park with beautiful flowers and fountains. We paid to see two shows. Alaska Experience and Earthquake of 1965. Both were just okay. Nice scenery in the Alaska movie. The earthquake experience was strange. The mounted seats were more annoying than adding anything to the movie. We did see the beginning... More 

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