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Address: 2100 Harborside Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1656
Phone Number: +1 409-763-8808
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Good overview of the Great Storm

I have read Isaac's Storm and seen the PBS version of the book. This was well-done since it showed photos and was more focused on the over-all storm instead of individual... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 July 2014
Julie B
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Collinsville, Illinois
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Collinsville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

I have read Isaac's Storm and seen the PBS version of the book. This was well-done since it showed photos and was more focused on the over-all storm instead of individual stories. It was good to see before sight-seeing on the island. We also saw the Jean Lafitte movie which wasn't quite as good, but did share important historical information.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

We stopped in to see the film on the 1900 hurricane that devastated galveston. The film used a lot of old photos to tell the story. Only $6 to enter and worth it, but would not be worth more. Theater is very comfortable and close to,restaurants on the pier.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

One item which I thought we’d get a more historical bang for our buck was the Pier 21 Theatre, which had a film on 1900 Hurricane. Finding Pier 21 was easy (as they’re all marked with bright red flags), but find where to park was more difficult (as that wasn’t very well marked). We did find the public lot, and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

They only show 3 shoes and they are kind of expensive for such short shows. There is a pirate movie, a 1900 storm movie and some other historical one. It was cool, but one trip is enough.

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Kokomo, IN
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

We went to watch The Great Storm. It costs $6 per person to watch this 25min film. We had hoped to get additional info or see new pictures of the storm. Maybe some local information that you can't find online You don't get any of this. It is all the same info that you can google, pics that you can... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

The theater is nice. The seating is comfortable. You can't bring drinks or food with you. There are no pets allowed. Very informative. A nice way to spend an afternoon!

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Tottenham ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

watched the two movies about the 1910 hurricane and Lafitte the Pirate. It's not Oscar worthy, but it's a good overview of the history of Galveston, and it supports the historical society -- so why not? The young man at the desk was extremely helpful and service oriented.

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Victoria Harbour, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

The show was not very well done IMHO. I have seen the episode that A&E, or Discovery or one of those networks did on the Galveston storm and it was waaayyy better. Everything you see on the screen is still photos. Even if they had tied the still photography to the way the town looks today it would have had... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

The show about the 1900 hurricane was wonderful. Recommend to anyone to learn more about Galveston and see this show.

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Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

The theatre itself is easy to find and you can park for free (ticket will be validated), comfortable theatre style seating, friendly staff, & nice little gift shop. However, for it to have been the largest natural disaster in US history, the film was just not that impressive. There were good facts shared and a few pictures post-storm that stood... More 

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