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Address: 2100 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: (409)763-8808
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Nice little program

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We really like the 2 shows. The information on the hurricane of 1900 was enlightening. Very interesting.

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Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Located at Pier 21, this 27-minute film trys to recount the 1900 hurricane that devastated Galveston. Made in 1993, this film is really not worth the $6 ea. Read the book Isaac's Storm or buy the book "Galveston and the 1900 Storm" in the gift shop.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Very nice lady sells the tickets, mans the gift shop and runs the films - a multi tasker indeed. Pick up the brochure from the Galveston Visitors Center to get $1off per person. The films were very good and informative. The Great Storm shows every hour on the hour. We learned a lot about the history of the island, what... More 

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Northern Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Address: 2100 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: (409)763-8808
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston

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