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Address: 2100 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: (409)763-8808
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Good movie on the Great Storm of 1900

The theater on Pier 21 offers several movies. Although we had come to see The Great Storm, we also took in the movie on the pirate Jean Laffite. The Great Storm was the better... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Northern Wisconsin
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137 reviews 137 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The theater on Pier 21 offers several movies. Although we had come to see The Great Storm, we also took in the movie on the pirate Jean Laffite. The Great Storm was the better movie. It is a very compelling presentation of the 1900 Hurricane that killed over 6,000 people on Galveston island. It is smoothly made up of the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The video (made in the 90s?) about the 1900 great storm and aftermath is fantastic. Makes great use of drawings, historic photos, eye witness accounts. Definitely worth the low cost

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Oakville, Canada
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129 reviews 129 reviews
33 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Located at Pier 21 off the Strand, this 27-minute film depicts the 1900 hurricane Carla that devastated the prosperous Galveston and resulted in the worst natural disaster in U.S. history to date, relying heavily on the spoken word written by survivors and postcards and photos of the time. Out of focus and produced in 1993, this short really isn't worth... More 

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Middletown, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

One of the things we had planned during our visit for Dickens on the Strand was a definite stop at this theater to see The Great Storm. What an unfortunate surprise to walk to the theater only to find that it was closed both days during the festival! Poor tourism planning and so disappointing.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Amazing and informative hour long movie about early European settlement of the island. Two other movies were popular, including the 1900 storm, but this was best.

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texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The movie gave one a sense of what it must have been like to experience the storm of 1900. Actual pictures show the event relistically.

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Mineola, Texas
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

As apart of our family vacation we decided to go and see the movie The Great Storm it is about the Hurricane from 1906 it shows exactly what happened how many were killed during this awful hurricane something I could have never imagined and do not ever want to go through it even shows how Galveston was rebuilt very well... More 

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Spring, Texas
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29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Yes, that's what we were thinking when we left the house. Then, we got inside. All the things to learn about Galveston! Honestly, I never thought about how all the immigrants arriving from Europe got from Galveston Island to the mainland before we went here. I'm not going to ruin the surprise. You'll have to go to see for yourself.... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We saw "The Great Storm" movie and it was very informative. Not what I expected, but it was a great thing to do on a rainy day in Galveston. Only thing I wasn't happy about was the $5 pen I bought in the gift shop ended up not working =(

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The film was informative and interesting but it hasn't been updated in 20 years. The original footage from 1900 was good, the hand drawn graphics got a little boring after a while.

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