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Pier 21 Theater

2100 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
(409)763-8808
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Ranked #20 of 48 attractions in Galveston
Type: Movie Theaters
Most recent review
- Mar 30, 2014
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Kokomo, IN
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We went to watch The Great Storm. It costs $6 per person to watch this 25min film. We had hoped to get additional info or see new pictures of the storm. Maybe some local information that you can't find online You don't get any of this. It is all the same info that you can google, pics that you can... More

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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The theater is nice. The seating is comfortable. You can't bring drinks or food with you. There are no pets allowed. Very informative. A nice way to spend an afternoon!

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Tottenham ON
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

watched the two movies about the 1910 hurricane and Lafitte the Pirate. It's not Oscar worthy, but it's a good overview of the history of Galveston, and it supports the historical society -- so why not? The young man at the desk was extremely helpful and service oriented.

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Victoria Harbour, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The show was not very well done IMHO. I have seen the episode that A&E, or Discovery or one of those networks did on the Galveston storm and it was waaayyy better. Everything you see on the screen is still photos. Even if they had tied the still photography to the way the town looks today it would have had... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The show about the 1900 hurricane was wonderful. Recommend to anyone to learn more about Galveston and see this show.

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Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The theatre itself is easy to find and you can park for free (ticket will be validated), comfortable theatre style seating, friendly staff, & nice little gift shop. However, for it to have been the largest natural disaster in US history, the film was just not that impressive. There were good facts shared and a few pictures post-storm that stood... More

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Georgetown, TX
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The film is very well done. I've heard about it since I moved to TX 15 years ago; this made it real. There is thee hours of free parking for Pier 21 visitors in the lots in front of the buildings, so we had lunch too, at a restaurant nearby.

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Richardson, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Through the actual words of the survivors and excellent documentation via storm photos, you really experience the effects of this disaster...very sobering, but also encouraging due to the way residents responded. This is a must see!

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Nederland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Very memorable and enlightening. They do have a restroom in there if you are shopping upstairs or visiting for the movie. The gentleman validated my parking as well for 2 hours free.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We came early for the great storm and decided to see the pirate movie,both movies where very interesting!I would highly recommend both and she gave us a discount.

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