Watching a movie gives audiences a chance to capture that moment’s resonant je ne sais quoi, which is French for popcorn smell. Learn the language of cinema with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$22 for a theater package for two (a $44.30 value) $42 for a theater package for four (an $88.60 value)
- Earthquake-simulator experience
- Double feature
- One bag of popcorn or hotdog and a soda for each guest
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 ends with the story of a professional aurora photographer in Northern Lights Adventure. Both options also include free admission to the Earthquake Museum. Films screen at least eight times a day, every day of the week from May 15 to September 15. Browse the schedule here.
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.