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Address: 2100 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: (409)763-8808
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Great History

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
McLean, Texas
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McLean, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 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 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

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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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank 56beachgirl56
Austin, Texas
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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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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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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.

Thank Reba003
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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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