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Pier 21 Theater

Address: 2100 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: (409)763-8808
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Ranked #14 of 52 Activities in Galveston
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
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Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement

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Middletown, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Spring, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Yes, that's what we were thinking when we left the house. Then, we got inside. All the things to learn about Galveston! Honestly, I never thought about how all the immigrants arriving from Europe got from Galveston Island to the mainland before we went here. I'm not going to ruin the surprise. You'll have to go to see for yourself.... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We saw "The Great Storm" movie and it was very informative. Not what I expected, but it was a great thing to do on a rainy day in Galveston. Only thing I wasn't happy about was the $5 pen I bought in the gift shop ended up not working =(

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Gresham, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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36 reviews 36 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
36 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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