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Pier 21 Theater

2100 Harborside Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1656
+1 409-763-8808
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A Must for History Buffs

I'm from Galveston County, and have turned a lot of folks onto Galveston Island. For those who... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2015
Austin, Texas
Great History

Film regarding history of Galveston. Anyone visiting the City should see, makes one appreciate the... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2015
McLean, Texas
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2100 Harborside Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1656
+1 409-763-8808
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

I'm from Galveston County, and have turned a lot of folks onto Galveston Island. For those who have 30 minutes to watch this VERY informative show, I almost always make sure it's on the itinerary. I've probably seen it at least 20 times now, and...More

Thank poetesstx
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Film regarding history of Galveston. Anyone visiting the City should see, makes one appreciate the historic buildings, including the homes, and along with Strand. Add bonus, was the film on Pirates history of the area that most have forgotten about.

1  Thank TravelingLady56
Reviewed 16 October 2015

very nice place you will enjoy this theater and have a very nice evening with full of joy and friendly acces

Thank Pat V
Reviewed 29 September 2015

There are three films shown at the theater on the second floor theater. we stopped in to catch The Great Storm film after our cruise. Each film is roughy 30 minutes. Admission is $6 per film. Film was informative but expected more photos . My...More

Thank marktS5189DV
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

The movie about the 1900 hurricane that destroyed Galveston is full of history. I learned a lot about the event and clean up. I would not call this a movie. It was more of a slide show of old photos taken during and after the...More

1  Thank Wontok2
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I had a little problem finding where I could see/hear about The Great Storm. The historical museum, which featured the storm, was damaged during Hurricane Ike, so it took several calls to find the right place. There is no memorabilia, only the film and a...More

1  Thank 56beachgirl56
Reviewed 8 September 2015

I went at four different times to try to see this theater and it wasn't open during the stated business times. I was really disappointed. There was a small gift shop that I wanted to look in, that had lots of books about the hurricane....More

Thank hoskins_heather
Reviewed 4 September 2015

This film is pretty good and gives a historical review about the Great Storm of the 1900's. Over 6,000 people lost their lives in this storm in America and resulted in millions of dollars of damage. A very sobering picture.

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 28 May 2015

We really like the 2 shows. The information on the hurricane of 1900 was enlightening. Very interesting.

Thank Reba003
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Located at Pier 21, this 27-minute film trys to recount the 1900 hurricane that devastated Galveston. Made in 1993, this film is really not worth the $6 ea. Read the book Isaac's Storm or buy the book "Galveston and the 1900 Storm" in the gift...More

1  Thank nowpacking
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