A movie theater is like a middle-school dance: the lights are dim, there’s not much talking, and it’s an acceptable place to cry in public. Make a date with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $18 for the Earthquake Simulator and the double feature for two, with popcorn and a drink for each guest (a $36.80 value)
- $34 for the Earthquake Simulator and the double feature for four, with popcorn and a drink for each guest (a $73.60 value)<p>
The SafeQuake Earthquake Theatre rumbles to re-create the sensation of a 4.5-magnitude quake as viewers watch the 15-minute Great Alaska Earthquake, which documents the Good Friday Earthquake of March 27, 1964. The 30-minute double feature begins with Journey to Alaska, a breathtaking aerial tour matched with Alaskan history, and follows with the story of a professional aurora photographer in Northern Lights Adventure. Films screen at least eight times a day, every day of the week from May 15 to September 15. Find the online schedule here.<p>
Alaska Experience Theater
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.
333 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501