The Alaska Experience Theatre
When I attended a screening of two films at the Alaska Experience Theatre in June 2008, it was during the grand opening of the earthquake of 1964 exhibit. I was excited to see the screenings, as Anchorage is quite a boring city and having something to do for a couple hours was enough to look forward to. Also, the grand opening of the earthquake exhibit was an added bonus, and it was hyped up in the newspapers so I thought I was really going to see something special.
While one of the films that promoted Alaska as a region of natural wonders was entertaining, captivating, and motivating, all in all my visit to The Alaska Experience Theatre was nothing worth writing about, except to warn others not to go. The movie was nothing you couldn't find on youtube and the screen itself was barely impressive, especially if you have seen IMAX presentations elsewhere.
The earthquake exhibit was informative if you are interested in natural history, but the main draw was highly anticlimactic. To simulate how a real earthquake felt, the 'bleachers' that you sat in shook a bit at points in the film. Hardly scary, you might get a better sense of an earthquake by driving a dirt road with a car with bad shocks. [more]
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