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Alaska Experience Theatre

333 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2341
+1 907-272-9076
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Experience a magnitude 5-point Richter Scale earthquake!

We learned a lot about the 1964 earthquake in Alaska at the Alaska Experience Theatre. The lobby... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Little Rock, Arkansas
Not quite what I expected

We had some time to kill before we could check in to our hotel a looked for something within... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Houston, Texas
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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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333 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2341
+1 907-272-9076
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We learned a lot about the 1964 earthquake in Alaska at the Alaska Experience Theatre. The lobby to the theatre was filled with displays about the Good Friday earthquake, and the short, black & white film was informative and interactive. The film itself mirrored the...More

Thank ARretired
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We had some time to kill before we could check in to our hotel a looked for something within walking distance. I say this museum and film in a flyer and thought it sounded interesting. The museum/theater are located in a mall type setting in...More

Thank RayB53
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This is a little theater in downtown Anchorage. It shows you the history of the 1964 earthquake in Alaska. Nothing fancy but the information is interesting. My family also viewed the Journey to Alaska video and the Aurora Borealis. You can view all the videos...More

1  Thank Marco T
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Kind of hokey, but the movies were very informative and fun. The employees were great, obviously enjoy sharing things with the tourists. The halls outside the theatre are covered in large photos of the 1964 earthquake and tsunami devastation.

Thank ypmm
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The movies are awesome. We saw 3 including the earthquake experience, which was eye opening. Beyond the movies being great, the man running it could not have been more friendly. I didn't catch his name (he was in a shark shirt today), but he helped...More

1  Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Loved the Northern Lights movie! I think the creator would make an awesome adventure guide. The earthquake film is dated but full of information. Even though I knew the doom would be shaking it startled me and I had flash backs of the Exorcist. Easy...More

Thank LolaDelaney
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Some very nice films on Alaska to add to one's personal experiences. The 1964 quake film contains excellent footage and narrative and the shaking seats given the audience a feel of living through a real quake. Also a great way to experience Alaska on a...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 23 July 2016 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...More

1  Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 3 July 2016

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...More

Thank AKcabingirlA
Reviewed 28 June 2016 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....More

Thank LettyJ
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