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Aurora Show

621 W 6th Ave, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage, AK 99501
+1 907-263-2993
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Stunning photography

Do not miss this 45 minute presentation of outstanding photography combined with science - a work... read more

Reviewed yesterday
SthAussietravelgirl
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Ontario, Canada
Beautiful move

I was not in Alaska at a time we could see the Aurora, so this had to do. It was well made and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tammye G
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Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
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'AurorA - Alaska's Great Northern Lights' is a seasonal 100% Alaskan owned, designed and operated presentation open daily from May 24th through September 1st. 'AurorA' 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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  • Very good17%
  • Average20%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible21%
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621 W 6th Ave, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage, AK 99501
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Reviewed yesterday

Do not miss this 45 minute presentation of outstanding photography combined with science - a work of brilliance by David Parkhurst that totally mesmerises you as you watch the brilliance of the skies unfold. He has gone to great lengths and travelled in not so...More

Thank SthAussietravelgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not in Alaska at a time we could see the Aurora, so this had to do. It was well made and the theatre was very nice.

Thank Tammye G
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Basically it was a slide show of one artist's aurea borealis photos that he had taken over several years. Very beautiful but after a while a little boring - and I do feel bad for saying that ;-) It's okay, if you have some time...More

Thank windlicht
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This was an excellent movie. Located right down town and with frequent showings it makes it an easy attraction to see.More

Thank Tom B
Dave P, Owner at Aurora Show, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

Thanks for coming to my presentation. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it & certainly appreciate your support. The Alaska Center for the Performing Arts is definitely located in the center of Anchorage & easily accessible. It is a first class venue & is overseen...More

Reviewed 26 August 2016

It is difficult to believe these images were real. The colors and movements were amazing and since I have never seen the Northern Lights, I cannot believe anything like this occurs in nature. After a ten minute intro, there are selections of new age style...More

Thank JenB581
Dave P, Owner at Aurora Show, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

Yes, they are very real! I am very fortunate to be able to experience such rare beauty in my career. Of course my images are only the "camera's view" of the aurora & are only a portion of what the entire sky looks like with...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

We paid 12.00 a piece and thought we would be learning something or at least a movie or something interesting.....biggest BIGGEST rip off!!!! SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!! It was like a slide show of lights that someone was lucky enough to sit and wait for the...More

Thank jjjchip
Dave P, Owner at Aurora Show, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

Sorry you found my 35-year photographic career boring! Perhaps you should make the effort to head out into the sub-zero nights to experience the aurora for yourself? It is quite an eye-opener to view the aurora in all its glory dance across the stars. After...More

Reviewed 15 August 2016

We got tickets for the Aurora Show which is on the hour from 9 am to 9 pm from May 24 to September 1. The cost for adults is $15 but there are discounts if you are a senior, military or former military, a student,...More

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Dave P, Owner at Aurora Show, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

Thank you for enjoying my presentation. I appreciate your support. I hope your travels through Alaska were everything you had wished for...& more!

Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This 40 minute movie is well done and very informative. The photographers multi year collection of the aurora in many beautiful locations in Alaska with an introduction showing what causes them.More

Thank Sandra J
Dave P, Owner at Aurora Show, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

Thank you for your support. Glad you enjoyed my presentation. I am humbled & privileged to be able to share such exquisite & rare beauty with folks from across the globe. If experiencing aurora in real-life is on your "to-do" list, before you go, contact...More

Reviewed 8 August 2016

This guy takes some good pictures, no doubt. The movie talks about it for like 10 minutes. The next hour, was pretty much a screensaver put to music. So if $15 for a cool screensaver is your thing, then have at it. For the Aurora...More

Thank ktimmons001
Dave P, Owner at Aurora Show, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

Happy to hear you likes my rare images. Yes the scientific introduction boils down the basics of auroral formation in a nutshell. Primarily because a large majority of my audience covers many nationalities and such complex science must be explained in simple terms. My show...More

Reviewed 8 August 2016

Visited Alaska in the summer so no way to see the real northern lights. Decided to try this show as an alternative. It contains truly beautiful pictures of the Aurora tastefully streamed together and choreographed to music. I really enjoyed the show although some younger...More

Thank cmgp01
Dave P, Owner at Aurora Show, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

Thanks for your support in stopping by to see my presentation "AurorA". Happy to hear you enjoyed it. Yes, I'm aware that the younger generation gets bored easily. My show was never meant to be a "documentary" as the complex physics about aurora is quite...More

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