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Alaska Experience Theatre

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Address: 333 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone Number: +1 907-272-9076
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Description: The Alaska Experience Theatre brings history and fun to the local...
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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Dated Earthquake Film and Theatre

The location is very dated and the film was a bit funky. I found the film portion with Dr. Science trying too hard to look vintage. The flash of a gun in his waistband was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Pacifica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We actually really enjoyed this - it was raining outside and this is a fun diversion. I really liked the film about the dog sledding. Really interesting. And, there are "special effects" that made me giggle.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The location is very dated and the film was a bit funky. I found the film portion with Dr. Science trying too hard to look vintage. The flash of a gun in his waistband was unnecessary and nothing to do with the subject. The shaking of the seats was interesting and can be fun for children. Would have liked a... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The Alaska Experience Theatre was unlike any other attraction we visited. The earthquake video was informative and the interactive seating made the experience that much more real. Really well done and a must-see when in Anchorage!

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Federal Heights, Colorado
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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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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
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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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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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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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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
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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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