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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
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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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The displays were very interesting and informative. The film was highly dated and expensive, but it was also interesting. The theater was small and worn but it also was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jennifer J
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The displays were very interesting and informative. The film was highly dated and expensive, but it was also interesting. The theater was small and worn but it also was interesting to experience the simulated earthquake. I'm glad I went. I learned a lot, but the display is tired, and the film seemed overpriced.

Thank Jennifer J
Eagle River, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The theatre shakes in time with the earthquake movie! Really! Be ware if you are sensitive to motion sickness. Otherwise, this is a very good attraction. The earthquake museum is also quite interesting. Parking behind the building is available for a fee, but may be easier to find than metered street parking. (Entry to the building from the parking lot... More 

Thank AKcabingirlA
Elgin, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having moved to Alaska we thought we'd check it out. The northern lights film was incredibly well produced and set up. For the price of a ticket (10 ish) it was worth it. We did not see the '64 quake film but will go back. The photos of the quake are huge and show the impact. The location is in... More 

Thank LettyJ
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Alaska 17 years ago, but one of my best most vivid memories is of pictures of the 1964 earth quake. The pictures are located in the Alaska Experience museum. They are excellent and not to be missed. Although the museum is free, it's good to support the attraction by viewing one or more of the films. Both films... More 

Thank David D
Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Went to see the Northern Lights film and stayed for the Earthquake one as well. Both were very well done. We very much enjoyed our time here even the little gift shop!

Thank Kay L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Loved seeing the history of the HUGE EARTHQUAKE that shook Alaska! So many incredible pictures and a coolovie to watch that actually "SHAKES YOU UP!" We did not leave here disappointed! Loved it!

Thank Nan2cute4u
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.

Thank marse33
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 

Thank jav9206
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!

Thank Nebraska_Travellers
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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