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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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We had an hour to kill before an excursion. Since I’m a lover of art, I suggested we check it out... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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You've got to see this!!

The AURORA film presentation at the Civic Center is a must for your stop in Anchorage. The... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Jan B
Indian Wells, California
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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 good16%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible18%
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621 W 6th Ave, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage, AK 99501
+1 907-263-2993
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an hour to kill before an excursion. Since I’m a lover of art, I suggested we check it out. I’m so glad we did! The introduction includes a narration of the aurora, followed by THE most amazing photographs one could imagine. Musical accompaniment...More

Thank Cemmo1
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The AURORA film presentation at the Civic Center is a must for your stop in Anchorage. The building is centrally located in downtown, convenient. I figured since my chances of seeing one of these beautiful rarities is one in zero, this was the next best...More

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The gallery is gorgeous. The video very well done; though I do wish the informational piece was a bit longer before going into the instrumental portion with the pictures. It was so relaxing and beautiful though! We did purchase a print to bring home. The...More

Thank Marla B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Well worth the price of admission. If you can see one in person even better but generally conditions have to be perfect and this is second best.

Thank Keikidoc
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The Aurora Show was recommended, so we paid the cost of admission and took our seats. The film presented beautiful scenes of Aurora set to music. It was nice, but we did not feel it was worth the price of admission.

Thank dianel103
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The pictures and video are amazing but I was a little disappointed as there is very little narration and very little knowledge imparted about the Aurora borealis. The prints in the entryway are also amazing and reasonably priced but I would probably opt for the...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The Aurora Show in the arts centre in Anchorage was beyond expectation. The photographs, video and music was very professional and very educational. We also bought a print for framing.

Thank Frank J
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I couldn't believe the beautiful photographic images this man, Charles Parkhust, has captured of the Northern Lights. Some were primarily green; others were vibrant blues and orange hues. The accompanying music to this show was excellent also, especially the piece called "Blue Violin".

Thank Nancykayaks
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

For anyone who can't see the real thing for anyone who wants to see rate wonderful images of the real thing you should definitely go to this show. It's 45 minutes of beautiful videos and images of the Aurora Borealis set to music. The Prelude...More

Thank GreeBean2828
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We enjoyed this short presentation - - basically 40-minute 'movie' that offered a brief lesson in Aurora's and a lot of very impressive footage captured by a man who spend 30+ years (and many, many, many cold nights) filming the amazingly beautiful northern lights.

Thank Jennifer100SanJose
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