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Alaska Experience Theatre

333 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2341
+1 907-272-9076
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Great movie history of Alaska, and the 1964 Earthquake

Kind of hokey, but the movies were very informative and fun. The employees were great, obviously... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mill Creek, Washington

The movies are awesome. We saw 3 including the earthquake experience, which was eye opening. Beyond... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2016
Nicole W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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!
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible16%
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333 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2341
+1 907-272-9076
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 3 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

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

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

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
Reviewed 24 June 2016

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...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 17 January 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
Reviewed 4 September 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
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