Visit Anchorage: Anchorage Is…(The MOVIE!)

In Adventure, Anchorage, Destination by scott


Don’t miss the showing of “Anchorage Is…” at the Bear Tooth Theatrepub next weekend (Apr. 4-5 at 3:00 p.m.). The movie tells the story of Anchorage from its start as a “tent city” in 1915 (above) to today’s modern city.  We saw the movie last night–Todd Hardesty (the producer) was be there to introducecanvas-logo the movie! Anchorage  started as a railroad town. The outsized people who called Anchorage home had bigger plans, including statehood, a military stronghold and an airport dubbed “Air Crossroads of the World”.   The documentary includes the earliest known film footage of Anchorage as well as home movies from the 1920’s through the 1950’s.  There’s also dramatic film of the aftermath of the great Alaskan earthquake of 1964.

The movie also will be broadcast after the NCAA finals on KTVA on Mon., Apr. 6.  DON’T MISS IT!

Anchorage is 100 years old this year–we’re  celebrating all year long–and you can join in the fun!! Get the low-down on all things Anchorage right HERE  at ANCHORAGE.NET .

Are you a theater buff? Yeah, me, too. I visited with Sandy Harper at Cyrano’s Theatre Company the other day. The theater, located on the corner of 4th Ave. and D St. in downtown Anchorage, is putting on several Centennial-themed productions this summer. Starting in June, they’ll have a series of plays (10 decades, 10 plays!) commemorating the history of Anchorage: Anchorage: The First Hundred Years. Right now, Cyrano’s is showing two plays: “A Woman by Design” and “Red Hot Patriot”. CHECK ‘EM OUT.

100100 Days of Dining. This program runs through April 26. The more you dine out, the more dining credits you get!! Participating restaurants include:
-Fat Ptarmigan
…and MANY more! .

We’ll see YOU in Anchorage this spring!

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