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Pier 21 Theater

2100 Harborside Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1656
+1 409-763-8808
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Pier 21 theater was raved about by a local that we had talked to, so we decided to check it out... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2016
Maquoketa, Iowa
Could Be Better

We saw The Great Storm, a 25 minute movie about the 1900 Galveston hurricane. $6 per person was... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2016
Carrie G
Houston, Texas
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2100 Harborside Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1656
+1 409-763-8808
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Pier 21 theater was raved about by a local that we had talked to, so we decided to check it out. The girl at the admissions counter looked less than enthused to be there and looked like she'd rather be somewhere else. The background music...More

1  Thank Jennie3298
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We saw The Great Storm, a 25 minute movie about the 1900 Galveston hurricane. $6 per person was too much for what it was. It was my husband and I so we paid $12 and it reminded me of those cheesy movies you had to...More

1  Thank Carrie G
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Was told to make sure and check out this theater. We watched the Great Storm - it was a good history lesson and a short movie.

1  Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We stopped in to see the movie on the 1900 hurricane. Ticket was $6 each, and the "movie" was about 25 minutes long. I say "movie" because it was essentially a slideshow. The explanations were good, and the script was enjoyable, but for the price,...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 8 May 2016

There are just two short films of relatively low quality, and , of course, a gift shop. No artifacts, photos or other displays of the horrendous storm.

Thank fnewton2
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Film about the 1900 Hurricane/Flood was dated and not of good quality. It was fairly superficial. We decided not to see other films here.

2  Thank Janet B
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

My family with two teenagers and a 7 year old enjoyed the information that the two documentaries provided. Great history lesson about Galveston Island. The theatre is close to some great restaurants and just a block from the Strand. We watched the Great Storm and...More

1  Thank Tommy-Angie S
Reviewed 18 February 2016

The Great Storm video presentation is a great oral history of the early days of Galveston and the Great Storm. The first hand accounts are supported by a well produced video collection of pictures, drawings, and documents which reinforce the intensity of the storm and...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

We went to see The Great Storm movie...but it wasn't a movie, merely a collection of drawings, photos, and narratives from the storm. While we learned something new, like what happened to the bodies, we were disappointed with the presentation given for the admission charged.

Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 25 December 2015

If you are a History nut like me do not miss this one! The Great Storm is only about 30 minutes, it tells the tale of the most deadly natural disaster in US history. It hit Galveston Island 8 September 1900. The exact number of...More

1  Thank BBtraveler19806
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