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Alaska Experience Theatre, Anchorage

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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 th...  more »
  • 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 nam...  more »
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  • Really old dated theatre with a grainy screen. Inside an old dying mall. Small seats. I watched the Aurora film. The video looks like it's 10 years old, it's cheasy, slow, and boring. 40 min wasted. 10$? Better clips on you tube
  • Really nice with clean theater and were extremely family oriented. We watched Totoro here and would definitely do it regularly.
  • The theatre is a great way to see Alaska if you're not going to spend a month there. They have Alaskan movies that provided an overall picture of Alaska, the Northern Lights and Wildlife. The best deal is the combo deal which includes the 1964 Earthquake and remembering what happened 50 years ago. The 4th Avenue Market Place is also a neat place for visitors to view the placards and pictures of artists and artisans in their Gallery walkways.
  • I had an amazing time at the Alaska Experience Theatre! Watching movies that I have never had the chance to see on the big screen and seeing them as an adult was wonderful. They had an especially great selection of films for the month of October to celebrate Halloween. They have a nice selection of beer and hard cider for people of age to drink during the movies that makes it even more fun. I would definitely recommend the Alaska Experience Theatre!
  • We watched the Alaska Earthquake video, which was a bit creative and informative, but not much better than a video you'd find on Youtube. And it was $10 per person for a less-than 15min video. The theater shakes to simulate the earthquake, which is a very creative idea in theory, but ends up being more annoying than enjoyable. Also, the earthquake simulation happens during the talking on the video, so you can't hear what they're saying while it's happening. I think if they'd had a "live earthquake" portion of the video (showing simulated falling buildings, etc) it would've made more sense. Outside the theater were more videos, which for some reason didn't make it into the earthquake movie. The guy working was over-dramatic and seemed less like a tour guide and more like an on-commision salesman. I will say that the huge pictures and maps outside the theater room were kind of cool, but ironically that was the free part, and it didn't really make up for the rest of my "experience." So while there were a couple things I enjoyed, there wasn't enough to make it worth the money, and I don't think I'll be going back.

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Anchorage hotels increase room rates during the height of the tourist season, but you can visit the area economically any time of year by choosing a budget-friendly bed and breakfast or small inn. The city's downtown area contains the priciest rooms; most are offered by chain hotels. You can find less expensive rooms at a cluster of hotels located in Midtown, a largely commercial neighborhood with a good selection of restaurants and shops.
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