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Pier 21 Theater

2100 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
(409)763-8808
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Ranked #19 of 48 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Movie Theaters
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Mineola, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
35 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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The Woodlands, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
85 helpful votes 85 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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