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Address: 2100 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: (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 have 30 minutes to watch this VERY informative show, I almost always make sure it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
Austin, Texas
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Saint Thomas, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Humble, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 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 dead will never be known but estimates between 8 &10K are common. The storm came... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 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 it never gets old. I'm always amazed at how the seawall came into being and... More 

Thank poetesstx
McLean, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 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.

Thank TravelingLady56
Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 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
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 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 big peeve is the showtimes are NOT posted outside ?!?!?!?!? They do have a nice... More 

Thank marktS5189DV
San Angelo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 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 disaster. I don't think it was worth $6 admission charge. I suggest a redo of... More 

Thank Wontok2
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 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 gift shop with some books to purchase. The film was excellent. I was somewhat amazed... More 

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Austin, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 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. I would have bought some stuff if they would have been open.

Thank hoskins_heather
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198 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 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

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