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Pier 21 Theater

2100 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Ranked #20 of 48 attractions in Galveston
Type: Movie Theaters
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The Woodlands, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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204 reviews 204 reviews
31 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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Metairie, Louisiana, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have read Isaac's Storm and seen the PBS version of the book. This was well-done since it showed photos and was more focused on the over-all storm instead of individual stories. It was good to see before sight-seeing on the island. We also saw the Jean Lafitte movie which wasn't quite as good, but did share important historical information.

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stopped in to see the film on the 1900 hurricane that devastated galveston. The film used a lot of old photos to tell the story. Only $6 to enter and worth it, but would not be worth more. Theater is very comfortable and close to,restaurants on the pier.

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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

One item which I thought we’d get a more historical bang for our buck was the Pier 21 Theatre, which had a film on 1900 Hurricane. Finding Pier 21 was easy (as they’re all marked with bright red flags), but find where to park was more difficult (as that wasn’t very well marked). We did find the public lot, and... More

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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

They only show 3 shoes and they are kind of expensive for such short shows. There is a pirate movie, a 1900 storm movie and some other historical one. It was cool, but one trip is enough.

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Kokomo, IN
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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