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Pier 21 Theater

2100 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
(409)763-8808
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Ranked #21 of 48 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Movie Theaters
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Gresham, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Wimberley, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Was closed on Tuesday after Labor Day, so we came back on Wednesday to see "The Great Storm". The theater was comfortable for a half hour showing. A lot of factual information and personal interest concerning the 1900 hurricane. They validate for two hour parking in the adjacent lot.

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Dallas, Texas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
35 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very informative. The pirate movie had no sound so we were given a refund (that was done quickly with no problem) I wish we could have stayed for the movie on immigration, will definitely go back next time we are in Galveston for that one. Had a good selection of books in the gift store.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We watched the film about the great storm. It was short but good and nice to see some of the area history and weather.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

There is an incredible story at the heart of this island city and it's told in this short film. It's not a masterpiece of a movie but the story stands alone and you will leave in awe of this small but mighty city and what it has been through.

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San Antonio, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I was sad to learn that the Galveston 1900 Hurricane Museum was so affected by Hurricane Ike that it relocated and discontinued public exhibits in 2001. This theater and its 30-minute film and, more importantly, the bookstore in the lobby and the very well informed historian who sells you your ticket to the movie make up for the, I hope,... More

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Longview, Texas
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210 reviews 210 reviews
32 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is another Galveston attraction we have passed by for years but with four full days this trip we wanted to get in everything we could. If you don't know the story of the 1900 Galveston hurricane you don't know Galveston. The photos and commentary taken from old journals will leave you speechless and somber. No one spoke a word... More

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Collinsville, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 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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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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99 reviews 99 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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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