The most popular films at the Alaska Experience Theater covers a monumental moment in area history: the devastating Good Friday Earthquake of March 27, 1964. After learning about the quake's massive power in the adjoining museum, viewers enter an earthquake simulator, shaking along with hydraulic tremors as a brand new documentary drives home the quake's destructive scale.
The Alaska Earthquake Experience is just one of the various short documentaries on Alaskan history and lifestyle screened at the theater throughout the year. In the 96-seat main theater, a 40-foot screen commands attention. The theater displays longer documentaries along with cult classics, independent films, and wide release blockbusters. In addition to hosting these screenings, the theater can also be rented out for use in weddings, conventions, or other memorable events.
The Alaska Experience Theater's dedication to lively historical learning also extends outside of its walls. Out in the marketplace, two permanent exhibits reveal more information about the earthquake and display the full collection of prints by Alaskan artist Fred Machetanz.
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While Center Bowl’s neon marquee has retained its vintage look for over 50 years, the bowling alley's modern innards include 30 updated Brunswick synthetic lanes with touchscreen scoring and automated gutter guards. The lights go dim on weekend nights for neon-bowling sessions, during which bowling balls and toothpaste stains glow in the dark. Between frames, bowlers can refuel at the concessions stand, which doles out pizza, wings, soft drinks, and beer.
The Woodshed Lounge welcomes diners into an eating establishment where nightly karaoke, pool tables, and a menu featuring pizza, burgers, and more wait to appease patrons. Wash away the idea of a dry gullet with a beer, and fortify bellies with a large, 14-inch pizza ($15), selecting from six toppings ($1 ea.) such as red onion, Italian sausage, and jalapeños. Pub patrons can order the JJ Burger plain ($7), with cheese ($8), or with bacon and cheese ($9) while pondering good times and repressing the urge to yell "Ceci n'est pas un burger!" The Woodshed also cures smaller appetites with a choice of seven appetizers, including nachos made with house-cut corn tortillas ($7) and JJ's wings, available in teriyaki, mildly spicy, and flightless ($7–$13).
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